Monthly Archives: April 2014

Talking about the future of the humanities

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to give a talk that I had given at UNC in the fall about the importance of the humanities.  The main point of my talk is that the humanities are rich and dynamic and that there are new theories and new texts to teach, study and […]

What we learned from Semester Online

     This week, our faculty in Arts and Sciences voted to discontinue Semester Online (SON).  SON was a project to offer undergraduate courses to relatively small numbers of students using a sophisticated platform provided by the company 2U.  2U has successful professional degrees at a number of excellent universities, including Wash U, where we […]