English departments apply innovative strategies to attract students: Editorial


As the sector debates the future of the English degree, many English departments are employing innovative approaches to attract new students, give relevancy to the major, and inject some “pizzazz” into English studies, writes Johanna Alonso for Inside Higher Ed. Many institutions are bridging the “creative and analytical sides of English” to attract students, and the author outlines some of the related strategies being undertaken by English departments. These include adding new courses – like creative writing – to appeal to a wider array of students and working to dispel the myths about English students’ employability by highlighting its applicability to careers in podcasting, website development, and communications.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)