A final consideration led decision-makers to table the idea of launching a major. The interdisciplinary nature of the field and the speed at which it’s developing make it hard to set parameters on what content a bachelor’s degree should include.A curricular expert in the discipline used a metaphor to describe the process: It is, she said, like “trying to sink a stake into quicksand.”
If we emphasize STEM too much we may wind up with a generation that know how to do things, but not what to do.
[a tip o’ the hat to Steve Engel]
College faculty members voted with an 83 percent majority to test the first comprehensive revamp of the school’s curriculum in more than four decades. The pilot program will begin with a subset of students entering UVA in the fall of 2017.