General Education Gets an ‘Integrative Learning’ Makeover

Breadth requirements, often loathed as annoyances, get retooled to be more coherent, interconnected, and appealing.


What Colleges Can Do to Diversify Their Curricula

Student protesters at Seattle University want fewer "dead white dudes" in their curriculum. Is that possible?

Streamlining the Path to Program Completion

Community colleges are exploring structured approaches that more efficiently guide students through the course-selection process. No, it's not about killing the liberal arts.


4-Part Plan Seeks to Fix Mathematics Education

The way colleges teach math has long been criticized as outdated. Now a new player is fostering fresh approaches.


If Skills Are the New Canon, Are Colleges Teaching Them?

For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how.


The Case Against Mandating Math for Students

Algebra and other theoretical-math courses are barriers to college and prevent students from graduating while offering little tangible benefit, a political scientist argues in a new book.