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This fall, a new component of the course registration system will allow economics professors to enforce prerequisites for the first time. Soon, other departments may follow the economics department's lead, using the online registration program to ensure that students enter their courses fully prepared.
President Nan Keohane discussed when a university president should speak out on an issue and, more generally, a university's societal responsibilities at an annual address to the faculty prior to Thursday's meeting of the Academic Council.
Over the last several decades, the Academic Council has participated in many of Duke's defining events, spanning the University's growth into a first-tier research institution. Along the way, the governing body of the University's faculty has evolved to become a powerful force shaping all areas of life at Duke.
Looking back 30 years after the so-called Christie Report redefined faculty governance at the University, James B. Duke Professor of Law George Christie said the faculty's role in influencing University policy remains solid and the changes established then remain as important as ever.
Financial constraints at university presses across the country may mean more challenges for humanities faculty seeking to publish books as a prerequisite for tenure, but administrators say the University is taking a wait-and-see approach.
The Bachelor of Science program in the economics department has grown dramatically in recent years, leaving faculty and administrators seeking explanations and scrambling to accommodate the influx of students.
This is the fifth story in a five-part series examining attrition among graduate students.
Arts and Sciences can best address projected budget deficits by cutting up to 50 faculty positions, the Arts and Sciences Council Budget Task Force said Thursday in a long-awaited report.
When the history department did an about-face last year and decided to accept Advanced Placement credits toward its major requirements, it abandoned a policy shared by much of the humanities and social sciences and, in effect, found itself aligned with many natural science departments.
As University officials prepare to discuss a possible overhaul of the undergraduate academic master schedule, students are reacting favorably to the idea of alleviating midday overcrowding.
The first Academic Council meeting of the year Thursday featured significant updates to two items of perennial faculty interest--their health plans and the tenure committee.
Campus Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling for all off-campus students to gain DukeCard access to West Campus residence halls between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.
With the release of new U.S. News & World Report college rankings last week, education officials at Duke and across the country have renewed their criticism of the ratings' largest component, a survey measure of academic reputation.
As the federal government demands more information and reveals less, a surprising loser in the war on terrorism may turn out to be the library.
William Chafe, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, addressed diversity issues and budgetary concerns at Thursday's Arts and Sciences Council meeting.
On a day when people across the nation and around the world commemorated the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the University observed the tragedy Wednesday with a host of memorial services.
When Dr. Nancy Allen came to Duke in 1978 for a medical internship and residency, she did not intend to stay long.
This is the third story in a five-part series profiling various student leaders this year.
Although the administration had hoped to make this year's freshman orientation more academic than in years past, its efforts seemed to be lost on many students.
North Carolina Central University, in the beginning stages of a $121 million campus expansion, may significantly increase its enrollment, but some local residents will be forced to relocate.