The Curriculum

The Curriculum
Feb 25, 2020
Faculty at Long Island University have raised concerns about a decision to freeze new enrollments in a number of liberal arts programs.

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December 18, 2015

Universities themselves have helped cripple the humanities, the arts and the sciences, argues Harvey Graff.

November 6, 2015

Southern Utah University goes all in with an experiment on general education, combining 13 courses into one year of material that eight professors jointly teach.

June 25, 2015

Columbia's core literature course, long criticized for its lack of diversity, adds to the list a novel by Toni Morrison -- the first living author and the first nonwhite author.

June 23, 2015

UC Irvine moves toward a system in which doctorates can be earned in five years, half the norm for these fields at many institutions. Some departments embrace plan; they fear impact on dissertations and on adjuncts.

May 7, 2015

Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

April 13, 2015

Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.

April 13, 2015

After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

February 11, 2015

MLA report shows 6.7 percent drop in language enrollments after decades of growth.

January 26, 2015

English departments at U. of Maryland and elsewhere respond to drop-offs -- some of them steep -- in English majors. 

October 20, 2014

If the liberal arts are dying, who's to blame? Speakers at conference say advocates of a broad education need to look inward.

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