A new push to create a 3-year degree option
From Inside Higher Ed: “What if students, via an overhauled undergraduate curriculum, could complete a bachelor’s degree in three years, with summer breaks, holidays and an on-campus experience to boot?…As of this month, Zemsky (Professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania) and Carrell (Chancellor of the University of Minnesota at Rochester) have enlisted 13 pilot institutions that have promised to at least consider the idea of a three-year degree program. The goal of the College in 3 project is not to design a program that packs 120 credit hours into three years, but to overhaul the curriculum in a way that allows students to learn the skills and material they need for a bachelor’s degree in three-quarters of the time.”
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