University of New Mexico’s Chicano Studies Eyes Grad Degrees - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

University of New Mexico’s Chicano Studies Eyes Grad Degrees

by Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department has submitted a proposal aimed at allowing the program to issue graduate degrees.

Department chair Irene Vasquez announced last week that the program turned in a preliminary plan to expand the university’s program that focuses on Mexican-American history and literature.

Chicana and Chicano Studies became an official department at the school two years ago amid pressure from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to get state colleges to cut the number of hours needed to earn a degree.

The University of New Mexico’s program is part of a nationwide movement to have education include minority students more and to expand ethnic studies at colleges and in high schools.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Health Insurance Remains an Issue for Students and Recent Grads The summer months and the period following graduation can leave some college students and recent graduates scrambling to find affordable, year-round health insurance if they lack coverage under a school or parent’s health plan. Dr. Linda Blumberg...
Running for Maryland Governor, Ben Jealous Puts Focus on Education Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous on the stump. BALTIMORE — On a recent Saturday, Benjamin Todd Jealous was up early, getting ready for a full day of campaign stops. The former president of the National Association for the Advancement ...
The Case for Diversity I'm a privileged, old White guy who won the ovary lottery. Consequently, I was able to grow up in the right ZIP code and take advantage of the opportunities afforded to me by sheer dumb luck. As a result, I wound up being an academic surgeon and w...
OSU Names Scholar Moore Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion The Ohio State University has named Dr. James L. Moore III, a prominent researcher and scholar, as its next vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Moore – the Education and Human Ecology’s Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and executiv...
Semantic Tags: