By Jenna Robinson
Small classes and programs are often praised for offering students more personal attention and one-on-one time with professors. But when programs are too small, students and universities suffer. Students find it difficult to enroll in the courses they need for graduation. Universities spend scarce resources on low-productivity activities.
The Pope Center documented the problem two years ago. We found 210 programs across the UNC system that graduate fewer than 10 students per year. And a 2014 report by Complete College America found that many students fail to graduate on time because courses they need aren’t available when they need them.
But an innovation available through UNC Online may offer a solution that can help students and save resources. The University of North Carolina Course Exchange allows students at UNC schools to take online courses from other universities in the system. CONTINUE READING HERE