Learning Goes Under a New Microscope

Health-sciences major at U. of Minnesota tests models for teaching and tenure

Tom Roster for The Chronicle

Yuko Taniguchi (right), a writing specialist in the U. of Minnesota at Rochester's health-sciences program, works with a student. The faculty includes some nonteaching advisers, like Peter Larsen (center).
November 01, 2009

Almost everyone in academe daydreams about scrapping the conventional university model and building something from scratch, but few people actually get the chance to try it.

Stephen W. Lehmkuhle did, when he was hired in 2007 as chancellor of the…

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