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Hanson, Chad; Amelotte, Patrick – Liberal Education, 2013
Community colleges comprise the largest single sector of the US higher education network. Forty percent of undergraduates attend one of our two-year schools. Some estimates suggest that, since the turnover is quicker than on four-year campuses, two-thirds of the students who attend a college at all attend a community college. For many of those…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Educational History, Institutional Mission
Jennings, Nancy; Lovett, Suzanne; Cuba, Lee; Swingle, Joe; Lindkvist, Heather – Liberal Education, 2013
The New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning (NECASL) seeks to understand how students make important decisions during college, assess the extent to which institutional policies and practices foster student learning, and modify those policies and practices accordingly. In this article, the authors analyze interviews with a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Educational Policy
Fletcher, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2013
When this author first started graduate school, she was an incurable snoop--deeply curious about the lifestyles of her professors. She looked through the bookcases in their offices, studied the clutter on their desks, and asked personal questions about everything from how they balanced work with family to how many hours they slept at night. She…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Development, Undergraduate Students, Metacognition
Koppelman, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2013
At colleges and universities, thinking one's own thoughts is at the heart of all the other activity that, together, constitutes a liberal education. Self-examination and reflection enable people to make sense of the world and their places in it. Each individual can experience the mind as it grasps its own dynamics and spawns deep and unique…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Thinking Skills
Dolby, Nadine – Liberal Education, 2013
By nurturing empathy through a liberal education, educators can help their students understand their connections to other humans, animals, and the planet--and perhaps, eventually, find their way back to themselves. The author often use case studies in her undergraduate classes. The author wrote a new case study called "Toys for Haiti."…
Descriptors: Empathy, Liberal Arts, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
Jardeleza, Sarah; Cognato, April; Gottfried, Michael; Kimbirauskas, Ryan; Libarkin, Julie; Olson, Rachel; Ording, Gabriel; Owen, Jennifer; Rasmussen, Pamela; Stoltzfus, Jon; Thomas, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2013
Although their structures and funding sources differ, Research I institutions and small liberal arts colleges share the same goal of helping students master the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become informed citizens who are able to contribute effectively a democratic society. But how can this transformation be achieved, and what…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Scoring Rubrics, Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement
Casteen, John T., III – Liberal Education, 2013
From the ongoing crisis at the Pennsylvania State University, trustees everywhere are learning that they really are responsible for what goes on in athletics, and that good governance has come to be more demanding--on trustees; on administrators, faculty, and staff; and, perhaps, on external constituents--more vulnerable to internal and external…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Organizational Change, State Universities
Bady, Aaron – Liberal Education, 2013
The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) phenomenon has happened very quickly and is also a shift in discourse. This article aims to slow things down and go through the last year or so with a bit more care than we're usually able to do in order to do a "close reading" of the year of the MOOC. Author Aaron Brady ventures an opinion to say…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Change, Attention Span, Adolescents
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Grawe, Nathan D. – Liberal Education, 2012
In the National Council on Education and the Disciplines' (NCED) 2001 Mathematics and Democracy, Lynn Steen vividly declares, "The world of the twenty-first century is a world awash in numbers". In that volume, Steen and his collaborators articulate a clear call for broad reforms to prepare students for the ubiquitous need for quantitative…
Descriptors: Colleges, Numeracy, Educational Change, Democracy
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Oxtoby, David W. – Liberal Education, 2012
Amid all the current discussion of the value of a liberal education, and the pressure on colleges and universities to articulate benefits and career outcomes, the role of the arts is particularly important. In this article, the author explores the place of the creative and performing arts in a liberal education. He stresses that on campuses,…
Descriptors: General Education, Art Education, Fine Arts, Higher Education
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Miller-Lane, Jonathan – Liberal Education, 2012
The author believes there are three conceptual and somatic (from the Greek, meaning "of the body") changes that could be made in order to better educate the student body and, thereby, help sustain the intellectual and social relevance of the liberal arts as a program of study. First, the commitment to what Sir Ken Robinson has called "the…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, Physical Activities, Art Education
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Smith, Peter – Liberal Education, 2012
When the author attended a Network for Academic Renewal conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in 2011, he was surprised by the level of skepticism expressed from the podium about proprietary higher education. This article is intended as a response. From his perspective as a for-profit educator, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement
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Riegelman, Richard – Liberal Education, 2012
In recent years, the health professions have moved from "eminence-based" solutions to "evidence-based" problem solving. This evolution provides new opportunities to implement integrative curricula for those preparing for the health professions. These new curricula can be built on the Essential Learning Outcomes identified through the Association…
Descriptors: General Education, Evidence, Colleges, Health Occupations
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Yang, Andrew S. – Liberal Education, 2012
As far as the foundational education of artists and designers is concerned, there is a sense that the natural sciences are of marginal importance, that they deal primarily with matters of material fact rather than the concerns of critical thought or cultural discourse. The author contends that the natural sciences can be quintessential liberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Natural Sciences, Science Teachers, Graduate Students
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Randel, Don M. – Liberal Education, 2012
Higher education is not only about money. At whatever appropriate cost as borne by whomever, it is supposed to provide life-long value to the students and to society. Yet some critics now complain that in the current system, with its rising costs, students are not in general learning much if anything, and there is a good deal of data to suggest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, College Students, College Faculty
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