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WVU Proposes No Language Degrees, Just Chinese and Spanish Courses

West Virginia University announced Tuesday, after its Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics appealed its proposed elimination, that administrators...
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Change in Medical Licensing Exam Concerns Students and Faculty

The exam was changed to a pass-fail model, ostensibly to relieve student stress. Critics say the change has not reduced stress but has amplified inequities among students.

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Deprogramming College

“Programmed” thinking—the tendency to try to solve educational problems with required courses and curricula—has outlived its usefulness, Chris W. Gallagher writes.

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The Long View on Transformative College Experiences: Key Podcast

A new coalition aims to embed into curricula experiences that develop student agency and purpose and improve their well-being decades later.

New Programs: Nursing, Addiction Counseling, Mechatronics Engineering

The following colleges have announced new academic programs: Clinton College is starting a bachelor of science in nursing. Emory &...
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Avoiding Curricular Pitfalls of Study Abroad

If not designed carefully, study abroad programs risk reinforcing injustices, epistemic and otherwise, Liz Bucar writes.

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Worthy Women

Amy Gais writes that her students judge women writers much more harshly than male writers—and considers what can be done about it.

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Certificates… From a Philosophy Department

Pennsylvania’s Millersville University has begun offering ethics certificates. It’s among multiple philosophy departments that have shaken things up.