March 19, 2014
In Curricular Clashes, Completion Can Vie With Quality
The movement to expand the number of people enrolling in and graduating from college—known as the completion agenda—often raises concerns from faculty members who say the rush to move more students through college will lead to the lowering of academic standards.
That argument has played a role in recent controversies in Colorado, New York, and Texas, where administrators have pushed through curricular changes over the objections of many faculty members. Those making the