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Kanter, Martha J. – Liberal Education, 2012
Civic learning, and education's vital purpose to cultivate engaged and effective citizens, is a national imperative. Civic education is consistent with President Obama's goal of regaining competitiveness in the global marketplace, and it is consistent with the goal of increasing student achievement and closing achievement gaps. There's much more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Democracy
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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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Baker, Vicki L.; Baldwin, Roger G.; Makker, Sumedha – Liberal Education, 2012
In 1990, David Breneman asked the provocative question, are we losing our liberal arts colleges? More than twenty years later, it is time to ask Breneman's question again: in 2012, what is the position of liberal arts colleges in the landscape of American higher education? The liberal arts college, a distinctively American institution, has been a…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Study, Colleges, Higher Education
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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
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Miller, Jon D. – Liberal Education, 2012
There are several fundamental requirements for democratic government. First, there must be free and fair elections to elect leaders. Second, there must be freedom to express a wide range of views and positions, including criticisms of incumbent leaders. And third, the public discourse about elections and public policy issues must be conducted in a…
Descriptors: Democracy, Scientific Literacy, Public Policy, Elections
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Clubb, Sandy Hatfield – Liberal Education, 2012
The old expression about the carrot and the stick, which refers to the application of reward and punishment to induce action, dates back to the days when pack mules were used for transportation. The mules would move toward carrots that dangled just ahead of them--and move all the faster because they feared drivers with sticks behind them. In 2012,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Athletes, College Athletics, Educational Experience
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Jones, Norman – Liberal Education, 2012
Since March of 2009, the Utah System of Higher Education has been a partner with the Lumina Foundation for Education in the Tuning USA project, Lumina's first experiment in introducing the European concept of degree "tuning" to American academia. Developed in the European Union as a way to create common degree standards across multiple…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, General Education
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Evenbeck, Scott; Johnson, Kathy E. – Liberal Education, 2012
The completion agenda seeks significant increases in educational attainment, and its goals are quite laudable. The United States is lagging behind other industrialized nations in terms of the proportion of adults holding postsecondary degrees, and states have been challenged to implement policies that ensure improvements in degree completion…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Educational Attainment, College Credits, Educational Practices
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Walters, Garrison – Liberal Education, 2012
The completion agenda (also referred to as the "reform" movement) is focused mainly on state policy leaders, governors, legislators, and boards of higher education. Complete College America (CCA), a national nonprofit organization established in 2009 to increase educational attainment in the United States, is the standard bearer of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Educational Attainment, Educational Change
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Fairris, David – Liberal Education, 2012
Several years ago, when the author was associate dean in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, a new senior administrator on campus expressed the view that one of their premier first-year experience programs in the college was too expensive and that a different model, based on an approach taken at the administrator's previous…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Program Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Social Sciences
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Nair, Indira; Norman, Marie; Tucker, G. Richard; Burkert, Amy – Liberal Education, 2012
Within higher education in the United States and Canada, calls to promote global awareness and global literacy among undergraduate students have become increasingly urgent. Yet, there are multiple challenges in achieving these outcomes. One challenge lies in making this "literacy" authentic and relevant for diverse students aspiring to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Global Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Hurtado, Sylvia; DeAngelo, Linda – Liberal Education, 2012
The conversation in higher education has shifted, moving from a focus on what students know to a focus on whether they know how to think and, more importantly, toward the goal of providing skills needed for living and working in the twenty-first century. In this article, the authors present national evidence regarding the impact of intentional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Rothblatt, Sheldon – Liberal Education, 2012
There exists a plethora of writings about citizenship, or "civic virtue," in a democracy. Articles, books, reports, and commentaries proliferate, and the theme is continually stressed in the multiple activities of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). In this article, the author believes that a summary of the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Civics, Democracy, Citizenship
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Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy – Liberal Education, 2012
In this article, the author proposes that the notion of America be reintroduced as the "shining city on a hill," that abiding image from American history. The image of the shining city on a hill captures the imagination because it reflects the abiding truth that people become fully human in society, not outside of it. People need one…
Descriptors: Higher Education, United States History, Campuses, Educational Change
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Levine, Peter – Liberal Education, 2011
A decade ago, research on the civic engagement and learning of young people was still in a "bear market" (Cook 1985). The body of literature was strikingly small, considering that the future of democracy depends on the preparation of young citizens. Today, the situation is dramatically different. There is a torrent of research on youth civic…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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