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.
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.
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.
Facing stagnant enrollment, some foreign-language departments remake the curriculum to demonstrate their value to students and colleges. They may have lessons for other beleaguered programs as well.