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Steven M. Weiss, Professor, Communication Studies, Northern Kentucky University Director of General Education Committee

Faculty senate selects “WMU essential studies” as name for the revised general education curriculum – Western Herald: News

Future Broncos, incoming freshman and transfer students will be selecting courses to fill the WMU essential studies requirement instead of general education requirements when the revised general education curriculum goes into effect.

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U of I students spending spring break in prison | Idaho County Free Press

The Alternative Service Break program is administered through the Department of Student Involvement at the university. Students participated in the Making Corrections: Enhancing Education in Incarceration event March 11-18, one of five programs available in the spring 2017 semester.

Source: U of I students spending spring break in prison | Idaho County Free Press

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UCORE classes should prepare students for life

You’re a nursing major, sitting in the back of your History 105 class, wondering what the concepts of Roots of Contemporary Issues have to do with your chosen field.

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spring 2017 spring 2017 | Course Explorer

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Transfer Students Deserve Better Road Maps

The key for transfer success is academic preparation and transparency, writes a University of California admissions officer. Two national trends suggest that both are gaining ground.

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Blog: Higher education at the precipice

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Don’t Fear General Education | The Huffington Post

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Freshman announces he’s dropping out of Kansas State and sets off debate on general education

A freshman who says he has a 4.0 announces his plans to drop out and denounces college as a scam — setting off a debate on his soon-to-be-former campus and elsewhere.

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Higher education needs a transformation of its value proposition (essay)

For quite a long while, American higher education has been adrift in a devolving eddy of self-pity while remaining largely silent on the great social issues of our times, argues Patricia McGuire.

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Wise Beyond Their Years: Student Newspaper Slams Princeton’s ‘Politicized Curriculum’ Proposal

Over the course of the last few years, Americans have watched with interest and dismay as a growing number of their higher education institutions have descended into censorship and intolerance. From “safe spaces” to “trigger warnings” to “micro-aggressions,” our universities appear to be striving to become the least tolerant of […]

Source: Wise Beyond Their Years: Student Newspaper Slams Princeton’s ‘Politicized Curriculum’ Proposal

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