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It's Time To Worry When Colleges Erase Humanities Departments

March 23, 2018View for printing

It seems clear that the university, far from continuing to thoroughly ground its students in the liberal arts as part of their educations, is converting itself into a trade school, relying on market forces to determine its programs and jettisoning anything that doesn't offer a clear path toward a career.

In a recent article in Inside Higher Education, Mary Bowman, a professor of English and chair of the council's General Education Committee, said, "'no formally constituted committee or working group was involved in producing the plan released Monday," and to what degree any faculty recommendations were incorporated is unclear."

Economics and enrollment drops have motivated other institutions similarly.

Willard Dix

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willardd ... ab60a2e461a
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