USA Today guest columnists reference skepticism of new degrees

“Give competency-based college programs a chance” is the headline over a guest column on the USA Today opinions site this week. The authors are James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley. It’s a typical call-for-reform essay, but might be of special interest here because it mentions Gov. Walker’s Flexible Degree initiative, offers a link to a fall Chronicle of Higher Education article summarizing skepticism by some UW System faculty, and includes a reference to “faculty at the Green Bay campus.”