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Guarasci, Richard – Liberal Education, 2018
American colleges and universities are facing a civic imperative. The nation is floundering, if not unwinding. Democracies are vulnerable social constructions. They flourish in eras of social consensus and economic prosperity, when citizens believe in the prospect of brighter futures. They stumble, if not decay, during times of harsh economic…
Descriptors: Democracy, Civics, Higher Education, Conflict
Traver, Amy E.; Nedd, Rolecia – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, the authors reviewed one effort to deepen students' connections to the humanities through the use of campus-based cultural resources at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), a minority-serving institution in one of the most diverse counties in the United States. Focusing specifically on…
Descriptors: Humanities, Community Colleges, Cultural Capital, Educational Resources
Liberal Education, 2015
This article was adapted from "The LEAP Challenge: Education for a World of Unscripted Problems," a folio distributed at the opening plenary session of the 2015 annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities at which the LEAP Challenge was formally launched. Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) prepares…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Social Responsibility, Outcomes of Education
Peden, Wilson – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges and Universities" (AAC&U), President Carol Geary Schneider introduced the "LEAP Challenge," the next phase of AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative. The LEAP Challenge calls on all colleges and universities to engage…
Descriptors: General Education, Surveys, Higher Education, College Students
Patel, Eboo; Baxter, Katie Bringman; Silverman, Noah – Liberal Education, 2015
The religious dynamics of higher education are changing rapidly. College campuses have become prime sites for conflicts involving religious identity. Few issues touch more broadly or more deeply on complexity, diversity, and change in the twenty-first-century world than those related to how people who orient differently around religion interact…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Higher Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
Rosenstein, Roy – Liberal Education, 2015
In this article, Roy Rosenstein shares the events that occurred during his first day of teaching the Dante and Medieval Culture course in the fall semester of 2001 at the American University of Paris (AUP). On, September 11, 2001, immediately following Rosenstein's opening statement of "Welcome to hell," the class was alerted to the…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Language Arts, Medieval History, Medieval Literature
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Keith, Bruce – Liberal Education, 2010
Think of the United States Military Academy and the typical images are of duty, character, leadership, and possibly even regimented conformity. Intellectual liberation, integrative innovation, and holistic development--hallmarks of a liberal education--are not always associated with the public's perception of the West Point experience. Yet,…
Descriptors: General Education, Transformative Learning, Innovation, Liberal Arts
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Blaisdell, Bob – Liberal Education, 2010
Some of the students in this author's developmental writing class are, to their own surprise, brilliant storytellers. They simply trust the tale, not the teller. If they tell a ghost story, they do not pretend, for instance, to believe in ghosts or zombies or duppies; they actually do. And so when they write faithfully, the reader sees what they…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Authors, Community Colleges, Higher Education
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Freedland, Cassia; Lieberman, Devorah – Liberal Education, 2010
An effective higher education curriculum is woven from threads that unite into a whole cloth for students, as demonstrated by the new Civic Innovations program at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. Civic Innovations embodies an intensive system of college and community collaborations that focus the college's commitment to civic…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, School Community Relationship, Experiential Learning, Learner Engagement
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Johnson, Baylor; Alexander, Steve – Liberal Education, 2009
This article features St. Lawrence University's Adirondack Semester, a small program, with enrollment limited to twelve students. The participants of the program are composed of a small group of students with shared interests and serious purpose, living harmoniously and mostly free from the temptations and distractions of the larger world,…
Descriptors: College Programs, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Rural Education
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Guarasci, Richard – Liberal Education, 2006
In this article, the author describes the challenge of profound curriculum reform for Wagner College. Unlike many institutions that tinker with course offerings, the salvation of the college could come only through dramatic refocusing and revitalization of not just what the faculty members teach, but the way they teach. The resurrection of Wagner…
Descriptors: Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Etzkowitz, Henry; Fashing, Joseph – Liberal Education, 1976
A strenuous challenge is made on the grounds of public policy to the justification of a state university college whose central program is close to the traditional pattern of liberal arts education. It is contended that the State University system of New York should look to the City University as a model rather than move in a more exclusive…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Responsibility, Educational Supply, General Education
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Radley, Virginia L. – Liberal Education, 1963
In this description of two antithetical opinions concerning freshman English program objectives, cases are presented for the language skills improvement and literature appreciation points of view. Such factors as (1) class size, (2) instructor work load and research potential, and (3) student and teacher interests are considered. A discussion of…
Descriptors: Class Size, College Faculty, College Freshmen, English Curriculum
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Bonner, Thomas N. – Liberal Education, 1976
This task force report to the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York appraises present anxieties and suggests that higher education in New York must speak with one voice supporting efforts to maintain funding and low tuition and efforts to narrow public-private tuition gaps. (JT)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Higher Education