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Manninen, Bertha Alvarez; Mulder, Jack, Jr. – Liberal Education, 2019
The authors, Bertha Alvarez Manninen, a pro-choice associate professor of philosophy at Arizona State University, and Jack Mulder Jr., a pro-life professor of philosophy at Hope College in Michigan have argued with each other since graduate school about abortion and other issues, while respecting each other's stances and friendship. In the current…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Leggett, Jason – Liberal Education, 2019
Higher education must reinvent how educators think about collaborative learning. To provoke change toward more democratic and equitable educational opportunities, educators must discuss what technology they need to imagine, design, and create in order to navigate today's global challenges, especially if they hope students will continue their work…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Esquilin, Marta Elena; Eatman, Timothy K. – Liberal Education, 2019
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers University--Newark is an initiative that is expanding traditional notions of honors and transforming the Rutgers--Newark community. The HLLC promotes academic excellence, community engagement, and social equity. It seeks to eradicate structural barriers while critiquing deficit-based…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Students, Scholarship, Honors Curriculum
King, W. Joseph – Liberal Education, 2019
Founded in the American colonies and later on the frontier, the nation's liberal arts colleges were charged with providing a broad-based education that would prepare students for a wide variety of professions. These early institutions looked to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who, keenly aware that a successful republic required creative free…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Universities, Role of Education
Levine, Peter – Liberal Education, 2019
The summer of 1961 was the summer of the Freedom Rides. Interracial groups led by college students drew global attention as they traveled on intercity buses in the teeth of white-supremacist violence. Today, powerful youth-led social movements--Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, the campaigns against gun violence and climate change, and anti-abortion and…
Descriptors: Freedom, Civil Rights, Campuses, Activism
Quintero, Amanda; Buhl, Geoffrey; Pajka Hasendonckx, Michelle; Inouye, Carolyn; Ramirez, Joshua – Liberal Education, 2019
The California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus of 1930s Spanish and Mission-style architecture has around 7,100 students and is truly local-serving: 52 percent of all students enrolled in fall 2018 were from Ventura County, 26 percent came from neighboring Los Angeles County, and most other students hailed from other nearby…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College Attendance, Hispanic American Students, Counties
Cherwitz, Richard – Liberal Education, 2019
Over the past few years, the author has received numerous letters, phone calls, and emails from friends, academic colleagues, and members of the community inquiring why, having been a scholar for more than forty years, he now spends so much time writing op-eds. The author explains his urge to write op-eds and how this urge to write essays for the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, News Writing, Opinions, Essays
Chung, Leeva C.; McArdle-Jaimes, Daniel – Liberal Education, 2019
Achieving learning outcomes during a semester- or quarter-long course is no guarantee that students "got it"--that students have learned how to learn or that they have successfully bridged the gap between theory and practice. Higher education has developed diverse pedagogical approaches to expand the notion of teaching. Over the past…
Descriptors: Career Development, Community Involvement, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Aragoni, Christen – Liberal Education, 2019
This article discusses how Tuskegee University architecture and construction science and management students are simultaneously learning historic preservation skills and helping to rehabilitate their local community. In what aims to be one of the first projects of the university's new historic preservation program, students in the Robert Taylor…
Descriptors: College Students, Architecture, Construction Management, Preservation
Kington, Raynard S. – Liberal Education, 2019
With the future leaders of the nation at our campuses, we must question the notion that opposition is the only option for problem solving and effecting change. While protest and opposition are appropriate in some situations, there are often other methods through which students can learn and engage as informed, passionate citizens of whatever…
Descriptors: Social Change, Change Strategies, College Role, Student Participation
Bolling, William T. – Liberal Education, 2019
Higher education--particularly the liberal arts--has been under attack for several decades. With policies affecting funding, support for students, endowments, and more at stake, how can colleges and universities effectively demonstrate their value to policy makers and key community figures? For some insight and advice, "Liberal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Leadership Responsibility, Educational Policy
Lawrence, Frederick M. – Liberal Education, 2019
Frederick M. Lawrence, secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and distinguished lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center, articulates the concept of nonpartisan advocacy as a way of emphasizing that Phi Beta Kappa's values are to be found beyond the realm of partisan politics and offers possibilities for finding common ground in both…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Institutional Mission, College Faculty, Values
Smith, Ann Kowal – Liberal Education, 2019
At the Philadelphia-area manufacturer GGBearings, employees representing every corner of the plant--from the company president to machinists, engineers, and finance staff members--have assembled in the conference room. The balanced mix of men and women varies in age, race, and background. Some are in uniform, others in business-casual dress. A few…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Clubs, Employees, Workplace Learning
Imad, Mays – Liberal Education, 2019
Author Mays Imad, who is a neuroscientist, writes that throughout his teaching career he has watched talented, creative, high-potential students walk away from the sciences because they feel that the STEM curriculum lacks ethical, political, and creative significance. One of his students wrote to him, "Life is hard and the world feels drab…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum
McNair, Lily D. – Liberal Education, 2019
The author, Lily D. McNair, is the president of Tuskegee University. The article is based on her talk at the Networking Luncheon for Faculty and Administrators of Color at AAC&U's 2019 annual meeting. Over the past several decades, areas of diversity have become prominent in academia as institutions have created and expanded programs for black…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Inclusion, Higher Education, College Students
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