Heated debates about terrorism and immigration are making many Muslims wary. The charged climate is a challenging backdrop for a course meant to introduce undergraduates to the religion.
Campus activists are increasingly pushing their institutions to require classes that explore race, ethnicity, or cultural awareness. But giving those requirements teeth can be a challenge.
With an emphasis on leadership and global awareness, Agnes Scott College has tried to reinvigorate the appeal of a liberal-arts institution for women.
Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments.