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Document Number: 10448

The Three-Year Bachelor's Degree: Reform Measure or Red Herring? - This brief examines the push for three-year degrees and suggests that policymakers ask several basic questions to determine the efficacy of incorporating shortened degrees into major reform- including: What goals does the three-year degree seek to meet?; Is the three-year degree a resource-efficient and equitable means of addressing these goals, for both students and the institution?; and Is the market demand for the three-year degree sufficient? (American Association of State Colleges and Universities, September 2012)...

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