- Read about the new $192 million UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College, a learning and residential complex that opened in Fall 2013.
- Stanford University is offering PhD humanities students who commit to a teaching career a free education if they are admitted to the Stanford Teacher Education program.
- New research shows that liberal art colleges should get more credit for their contribution to the STEM talent pipeline. Colleges such as Allegheny College near Pittsburgh,
Many colleges and universities are now offering, and in some cases requiring, a senior project, also referred to as an independent study or a capstone project.
Capstone projects have a scholarly purpose, merging the concepts students learn throughout their undergraduate career with an authentic research question. Students also learn skills that are applicable to their lives after college; working alongside faculty and peers mimics the dynamics of working with a superior…
What the Latest Study Linking Majors and Earnings Doesn’t Tell Us: Know Your Options and Know YourselfEarlier this week, Georgetown University released a study, based on data from the Census Bureau, showing how much each bachelor’s degree major is worth. The unsurprising findings include that “different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings,” with petroleum engineering majors as having the highest median earnings (click here for the full report, including press release and methodology) Also unsurprising is the flurry of commotion that resulted from…