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Bowen, José Antonio – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, Jose Antonio Bowen, president of Goucher College, writes that a new technological society inclusive of all students and graduates, a new model of education geared toward the learning economy, where more--maybe even most--content learning takes place after graduation may be required. Bowen believes that in order to prepare students…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Higher Education, Metacognition, Independent Study
Kuroki, Yusuke; Preciado, Henoc – Liberal Education, 2018
Countless mothers and fathers have left behind familiar landscapes, beloved family and friends, and the comfort of certainty to give their children lives better than their own. It is no coincidence that many of these parents chose as their new home the United States of America, a country founded on the promise of public education. The proud home…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, State Universities, Academic Achievement
Rodicio, Lenore P. – Liberal Education, 2018
Over the past fifty years, college enrollment has increased by over 650 percent. Nearly 20 million students are now enrolled in higher education, and these students are more racially diverse than ever: by fall 2015, over 40 percent of students were nonwhite, compared with just over 15 percent in 1976. As the student population has diversified,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, General Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Einfeld, Aaron – Liberal Education, 2018
For centuries, educators and philosophers have explored the benefits that a broad liberal education can offer to individuals and societies. More recently, prominent educational leaders have continued to articulate the value of a liberal education in the digital age. In this article, the author presents the prospects and limits of online liberal…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Online Courses, Educational Benefits, Educational Philosophy
Adams, Amy; Dudley, Dana – Liberal Education, 2018
In recent years, the increasing cost of higher education has introduced a new level of scrutiny toward colleges and universities, including the concern of prospective students and their families about the return on investment (ROI) of a college education. California's Pepperdine University wants its students to be transformed, inside and out, to…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Institutional Mission, Transformative Learning, College Students
Rhodes, Terrel – Liberal Education, 2017
The question of how well students are doing is central to the enterprise of higher education. Students want to know what grade was received on the paper or test. Faculty want to know what it will take to reach tenure or be reappointed. Admissions staff want to know how many students need to be enrolled in order to provide tuition revenue required…
Descriptors: Measurement Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Utilization, Evidence Based Practice
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
Adelman, Clifford – Liberal Education, 2016
Clifford Adleman begins this piece with his statement that the foremost marker of student outcomes in higher education, for the enterprise, for the commentariat, and for legislators, has traditionally been institutional graduation rates. He goes on to note that whatever one thinks of the various ways that marker has been produced, it has now faded…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Income, School Business Relationship
Humphries, Debra; Gaston, Paul L. – Liberal Education, 2016
For at least two decades, educators, employers and policymakers have confronted an increasingly urgent global hunger for talent --a demand for better-educated workers and more enlightened citizens. Higher education institutions and various oversight entities at the state and federal levels have attempted to respond to this rising demand for…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Educational Change
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
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
Hanson, Chad; Amelotte, Patrick – Liberal Education, 2013
Community colleges comprise the largest single sector of the US higher education network. Forty percent of undergraduates attend one of our two-year schools. Some estimates suggest that, since the turnover is quicker than on four-year campuses, two-thirds of the students who attend a college at all attend a community college. For many of those…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Educational History, Institutional Mission
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Smith, Peter – Liberal Education, 2012
When the author attended a Network for Academic Renewal conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in 2011, he was surprised by the level of skepticism expressed from the podium about proprietary higher education. This article is intended as a response. From his perspective as a for-profit educator, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement
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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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Rifkin, Benjamin – Liberal Education, 2012
Despite research showing the broad impact that the study of foreign languages has on the cognitive development of young people, and despite the importance of language expertise for America's economic and geopolitical interests in the twenty-first century, the teaching of world languages has been marginalized within the American educational system…
Descriptors: Higher Education, National Standards, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction
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