NKU's general education curriculum to get reviewed

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education says the general education curriculum at Northern Kentucky University should be reviewed.

In a letter to the group that accredits NKU, the Education Department says the group failed to investigate a complaint about new general education requirements and should review the program again. The issue stems from complaints by two faculty members who say the system adopted last fall could allow students to graduate without taking courses that should be required.

NKU Provost Gail Wells told The Kentucky Enquirer the school is "confident" that the new curriculum meets accreditation standards.

Belle Wheelan, who is president of the accrediting agency, says she thinks correct procedures were followed. She will report back to the Education Department next month.

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