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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
Oxtoby, David W. – Liberal Education, 2018
In an era where educational "success" has been too connected to standardized tests and the development of narrowly focused skills in preparation for particular jobs, college graduates need to be prepared to respond creatively to the complexities of the modern world. America's colleges and universities must be redesigned to enhance…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Readiness
Neuman, W. Russell – Liberal Education, 2017
September marked the tenth anniversary of the release of "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of US Higher Education," the report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commission. Blue ribbon panels rarely say much that is new or stimulate much sustained attention,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, College Planning, Strategic Planning
Prystowsky, Richard J.; Herrera, Jordan; Crowley, Cara; Lowery­-Hart, Russell; Fannon, Sherri – Liberal Education, 2017
Student success efforts often focus on issues related to students' college-readiness, but the authors of a recent book, "Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success," challenge higher education professionals to take a different approach. The admission of increasingly greater numbers of students from…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Discrimination, College Readiness, College Students
Benitez, Michael; James, Mary; Joshua, Kazi; Perfetti, Lisa; Vick, S. Brooke – Liberal Education, 2017
Despite focused efforts by many colleges and universities, the racial and ethnic composition of college faculty has not increased significantly in more than twenty years. To provide an educational environment that promotes the success of students of color, it is imperative to develop structures that promote the retention and success of faculty of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Ethnic Diversity, College Students
Kinzie, Jillian; Matross Helms, Robin; Cole, James – Liberal Education, 2017
Colleges and universities must ensure that graduates are equipped to succeed in the global workforce. What do we know about the extent to which institutions are designing international activities, providing students with direct experience of different cultures and courses on global topics, and ensuring that graduates acquire global learning…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Career Readiness
Wong, Kathleen – Liberal Education, 2017
Following the 2016 presidential election, the author, the chief diversity officer at San José State University (SJSU), began receiving calls from professors who were anxious about facilitating discussions in their classrooms. At SJSU, a significant number of students were upset by--and fearful about-- incidents of hate and harassment nationwide,…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Immigrants, Social Bias
Martinez-Saenz, Miguel; Schoonover, Steven, Jr. – Liberal Education, 2015
In this article, Miguel Martinez-Saenz and Steven Schoonover, Jr. are putting higher education under the magnifying glass with the increasingly expected sphere of social life being justified in terms of market efficiency. Increasingly, colleges and universities now "sell" their "product" with a promise to enhance the earning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Employment Qualifications, Role of Education
Roels, Shirley J. – Liberal Education, 2014
In the late 1990s, the wild hope of the Lilly Endowment was that a set of American higher education institutions would respond to the call for an exploration of vocation, giving a portion of their precious institutional lives to explore this question with undergraduates. Through projects on multiple campuses, the intent was to learn whether and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Liberal Arts, Citizenship Education
Fong, Bobby – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, author Bobby Fong states that what is needed in higher education today is a renewed urgency and commitment to assist students in forming their souls. Fong suggests soul-making is integral to education at our institutions--whether secular or religious-- and it ought to make itself felt in all areas of academic life.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Spiritual Development, Consciousness Raising
Neem, Johann N. – Liberal Education, 2014
For the past century, the academy has found a home in the university--they have been co-constitutive. Rising prices, declining state support, neoliberal assumptions about the value of education and how to fund it, and the growing number of students seeking higher education for vocational purposes have placed pressure on the university as an…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Trends, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Leskes, Andrea – Liberal Education, 2013
"A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future," commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2012. Representing the work of the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (2012), the report builds a strong case for higher…
Descriptors: College Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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Braskamp, Larry A.; Engberg, Mark E. – Liberal Education, 2011
Global perspective-taking involves three critical, developmentally based questions: (1) How do I know?; (2) Who am I?; and (3) How do I relate? As students grapple with these questions, their answers mutually reinforce the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal domains of human development, highlighting its holistic and integrated nature.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, College Role
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Edelstein, Dan – Liberal Education, 2010
In the face of limited resources, administrators and policy makers are urged to invest more in science, engineering, and technology programs; meanwhile, liberal arts colleges are on their way to becoming an endangered species. But what might look like an inevitable market trend could itself have negative economic effects. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Humanities, Innovation, Educational Principles, Liberal Arts
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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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