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King, W. Joseph – Liberal Education, 2019
Founded in the American colonies and later on the frontier, the nation's liberal arts colleges were charged with providing a broad-based education that would prepare students for a wide variety of professions. These early institutions looked to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who, keenly aware that a successful republic required creative free…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Universities, Role of Education
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
Purinton, Ted; Skaggs, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2018
To better understand what it means to promote the liberal arts in countries without strong liberal arts traditions, the authors recently asked presidents, chancellors, and provosts of some distinctive universities to reflect on their own leadership practices. In this article, the authors provide a glimpse of the challenges involved in leading…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Leadership Styles, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration
Grawe, Nathan – Liberal Education, 2018
For much of the past century, scholars have questioned the viability and sustainability of liberal arts colleges, and empirical research suggests that the number of liberal arts colleges has declined in recent decades. In one study, of 212 colleges identified as liberal arts colleges in 1990, only 130 continued to serve primarily a nonprofessional…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Philosophy, Sustainability, Colleges
Butler, Johnella E. – Liberal Education, 2017
Intersectionality--an integrated approach to analyzing the complex, matrix-like interconnections among patterns of discrimination based on race, gender, and other social identities, with the goal of highlighting how resulting inequalities are experienced--has many implications for exploring the relationship between knowledge and experience and for…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Two Year Colleges, Colleges
Eisenmann, Linda – Liberal Education, 2015
In this article, Linda Eisenman reviews the history of the "Association of American Colleges" (AAC), whose 150 college executives gathered in Chicago in 1915 to create the Association, and chose "inclusiveness" and "interhelpfulness" as twin themes to animate their organization. "Inclusiveness" allowed many…
Descriptors: Colleges, Professional Associations, Goal Orientation, Institutional Cooperation
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Haring-Smith, Tori – Liberal Education, 2012
For years, American higher education institutions have been working hard to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of campuses. This work is driven in part by arguments for social justice and the felt need for equal and expanded access to higher education. Since the society is diverse, the author argues that campuses should also reflect that.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Campuses
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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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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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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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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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Barlett, Peggy F.; Chase, Geoffrey W. – Liberal Education, 2012
Curricular innovation is at the center of the challenges many colleges and universities face as they seek to help students address more successfully than previous generations the complex, multi-faceted, systemic challenges of global climate change, population growth, loss of biodiversity, environmental justice, toxic wastes, and food insecurity.…
Descriptors: Climate, Innovation, Environmental Education, Population Growth
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Bennett, Douglas C.; Cornwell, Grant H.; Al-Lail, Haifa Jamal; Schenck, Celeste – Liberal Education, 2012
Recognizing that the term "global education" has become commonplace but, too often, is put forward without adequate substance, this proposal seeks to envision a foundational higher education for the twenty-first century. The authors believe it is important to imagine an education fit for global possibilities because theirs has become a world in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Education, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Study
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Albertine, Susan – Liberal Education, 2012
Through its signature initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is promoting a vision for learning that begins in school: Starting in School . . . Rigorous and rich curriculum focused on the essential learning outcomes; comprehensive, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Productivity, General Education, Democracy, Colleges
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Gordon, Daniel – Liberal Education, 2012
With the US unemployment rate at 9 percent, it's rational for college students to lose confidence in the liberal arts and to opt for a vocational major. Or is it? There is a compelling economic case for the liberal arts. Against those who call for more professional training, liberal educators should concede nothing. However, they do have a…
Descriptors: General Education, Professional Training, Humanities, Higher Education
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