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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
Cassidy, Kimberly; Theobald, Sarah – Liberal Education, 2017
High-impact educational practices support student and faculty learning and achievement. By creating an alternative structure through which students have access to these practices, and by investing resources to make that structure available to all students, Bryn Mawr College has been able to ensure that participation in high-impact practices occurs…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, College Programs, Program Implementation, Learning Experience
Takayama, Kathy; Kaplan, Matthew; Cook-Sather, Alison – Liberal Education, 2017
In this article, the authors describe how five institutions have employed the dynamic relationship between university-wide leadership efforts (the macro level); interactions and initiatives within the school, college, or department (the meso level); and efforts by individual instructors and activists (the micro level) to create change at their…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Leadership Responsibility, Higher Education, Teacher Role
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
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
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Finley-Brook, Mary; Zanella-Litke, Megan; Ragan, Kyle; Coleman, Breana – Liberal Education, 2012
Colleges across the country are hosting on-campus renewable energy projects. The general assumption is that trade schools, community colleges, or technology-oriented universities with large engineering departments make the most appropriate sites for training future leaders in renewable energy innovation. While it makes sense to take advantage of…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Energy, Power Technology