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Varlotta, Lori – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, Lori Varlotta, president of small liberal arts institution Hiram College, describes how she and her team have launched a systemic change process that includes modifying the entire academic structure: first-year experience, majors, core curriculum, graduation requirements, and student learning outcomes. Hiram's model for academic…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Change, Models, Student Educational Objectives
Malesic, Jonathan – Liberal Education, 2013
The physical fitness required to perform complex athletic feats has a parallel in the intellectual fitness it takes to perform complex mental tasks. At the heart of liberal education sits the idea that moderate training in several disciplines is better than intensive training in just one. Through exercising students' abilities in interpreting…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Ability
McInnis-Bowers, Cecilia; Chew, E. Byron – Liberal Education, 2008
As crucial stakeholders in higher education, employers have long requested, demanded, and implored that colleges and universities help students develop the team skills needed to address challenges posed by innovation. Employers seek college graduates who, in the face of persistent ambiguity and within increasingly complex environments, are able to…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Interpersonal Competence, Teamwork, Cultural Pluralism