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Liberal arts groups say UW-Stevens Point cuts would make students less employable

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students will be less prepared for their future careers if campus officials change programming to focus on training them for specific jobs at the expense of humanities and social science education, said members of 20 ... read more

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Critics say a narrow focus on ... critical thinking or working in groups or teaching students to communicate.” In March, the university released a plan that would cut 13 undergraduate liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point which “do not draw very ... read more

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The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has ... to students. Critics see something else: a waning commitment to liberal arts education and a chance to lay off faculty under new rules that weakened tenure. The plan to cut the liberal arts and ... read more

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