Humanities or Self-Help?

Lectures on “putting first things first” and “beginning with the end in mind” could soon replace those on world civilizations and logic for some students enrolled in San Antonio area community colleges.

Bruce Leslie, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges, is hoping that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will approve his bid for a course heavily influenced by the popular self-help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to become part of the core curriculum, in place of a humanities course. But faculty and administrators at one of Alamo’s five colleges are opposing the proposal, raising both curricular and procedural concerns.

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