The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Monday November 28th

Class Registration


The Old Well is pictured on Oct. 17, 2021

New undergraduate curriculum, IDEAs in Action, to start for first-years in fall

UNC will require a new general education curriculum known as IDEAs in Action for incoming first-years and transfer students who enroll at the University in the fall of 2022.  The new curriculum will require students to take First-Year Foundations courses that are designed to help students navigate through the transition to the college environment. The IDEAs acronym emphasizes that students identify pressing questions and problems, discover ideas, evidence and methods that inform these questions, evaluate those ideas and act on the basis of these evaluations. 

Read More »

Many students face frustration as they register for Spring 2022 classes on ConnectCarolina.

Column: Course registration remains a frustrating process for UNC students

Changes to course registration sound promising on paper, but UNC’s failure to implement meaningful and systematic changes to how students enroll in courses leaves many confused and without the credits they need for the spring. With registration season coming to an end, it is clear the evaluation of high-demand courses was not a priority.  In order to further address these glaring problems with registration, UNC needs to focus on retaining faculty just as much as it works to allocate faculty. Departmental growth is not sustainable if professors feel their work is more meaningful at other institutions. 

Read More »