School of Humanities and Social Sciences News
Should we be giving students fewer choices on the path to graduation? A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses how guided pathways can help students make better choices and avoid costly mistakes that can delay time to graduation. Pathways, the article explains, are not about taking away choice but making sure that students are taking the right course at the right time. Early data shows improved retention and performance from those students who have participated in the pathways initiative at several community colleges.
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"The ideal college education can yield rocket scientists who write poetry," according to John M. Eger and Norah P. Shultz in The San Diego Tribune. The authors argue that today's employers value innovation and creativity and that an education taht blends both STEM fields and the arts & humanities is the best preparation for the workplace. They note that more and more employers are recognizing "the vital role of the arts, the liberal arts, as a pathway to success and survival in the new, truly global, economy and society." It is the responsibility of universities, then, to ensure that students have opportunities to explore and gain experience with a wide variety of subjects across all of these disciplines.
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