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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
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
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
Ambar, Carmen Twillie – Liberal Education, 2018
Despite generations of evidence that a liberal education is one of the most powerful engines of progress, for individuals and for our society, there is growing dismissal and even distrust of what liberal arts colleges do. Recent survey data from the American Council on Education show that the public's perception of the value and quality of a…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Public Opinion, Educational Attitudes
Botstein, Leon – Liberal Education, 2018
Few subjects have suffered as much as the liberal arts from the power of stale rhetoric, hollow appeals to tradition, and journalistic misrepresentation. Leon Botstein, begins this article by saying that together, these three factors have generated and legitimated public skepticism about the liberal arts. A liberal arts education (which is rarely…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Misconceptions
McInerney, Daniel J. – Liberal Education, 2018
Educators who recognize the need to clarify their programs' goals have focused much effort over the past decade on learning outcome statements that summarize complex academic ideas in succinct terms. But have the projects gone far enough? While faculty have worked to demystify disciplines and programs, the words they use still come across as…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
Patel, Eboo – Liberal Education, 2018
New religious diversity of the late 20th and early 21st centuries requires Americans to move from the idea of a Judeo-Christian America to that of an Interfaith America. This article notes that a big part of America's current problem is how it has sacralized its tribal divide, with tribalism in today's America taking a particularly dangerous turn.…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Christianity, Minority Groups
Lawrence, Frederick M. – Liberal Education, 2017
A tension exists on college and university campuses across America today concerning how to pursue liberal, rational, open learning and, at the same time, celebrate a spirit of academic community--in short, how to exercise free expression and maintain civility. In this article, the author begins with an exploration of the boundaries of free speech,…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, College Environment, Liberal Arts
Adelman, Clifford – Liberal Education, 2016
Clifford Adleman begins this piece with his statement that the foremost marker of student outcomes in higher education, for the enterprise, for the commentariat, and for legislators, has traditionally been institutional graduation rates. He goes on to note that whatever one thinks of the various ways that marker has been produced, it has now faded…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Income, School Business Relationship
Carlson, Jeffrey – Liberal Education, 2016
The term "inclusive excellence," made popular by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and adopted by many schools across the country is in some ways unfortunate, in that the concept of "including," arguably, assumes the priority and ongoing dominance of a given reality into which one may (or may not) be granted…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Undergraduate Study, Access to Education
D'Agostino, Susan; Kosegarten, Jay – Liberal Education, 2015
In this article, the authors propose the use of new terminology when discussing teaching evaluations. Surveys can be considered as providing students an opportunity for "feedback" about teachers, not "evaluations" of teachers. Students, professors, and administrators should not view the surveys as an opportunity to judge a…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Critical Thinking, Feedback (Response), Student Surveys
Rowe, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2014
"Managerialism" represents a relatively new orientation to college and university administration, one that arises from the coincidence of three distinct features of the contemporary landscape: market rationality, nihilism, and the modern wish for a new beginning. In this article, the author offers simple clarification as to the nature of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Educational Practices, College Administration
Tritelli, David – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, the author presents an interview with two former and the current president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: John W. Chandler, Paula P. Brownlee, and Carol Geary Schneider. John W. Chandler was president of the association from 1985 to 1990, Paula P. Brownlee was president from 1990 to 1998, and Carol Geary…
Descriptors: Interviews, Professional Associations, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational History
Thompson, Robert J., Jr. – Liberal Education, 2014
Higher education in the United States has been a source of pride but also the target of continuous debates, criticisms, and calls for reform. In the first decade of this century, concerns were focused on the effectiveness of educational practices and the quality of student learning, as well as access and escalating costs. As a consequence, there…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Role of Education
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