The October issue of AAC&U News features general education reform at Utah State University, new data on student demographics, and the latest news about AAC&U meetings, projects, and publications. Watch for our next issue of AAC&U News in November.
What does it mean to have a college degree? For the degree to have any real meaning, it must represent more than a certain number of credit hours distributed across certain disciplines, with a minimum GPA; instead, the degree must indicate what a graduate knows and is able to do, says Daniel McInerney, professor of history at Utah State University (USU). Over the last seven years, USU has been refining what capacities it expects students to develop and determining how and where they learn them.