ERIC Number: ED180380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Quality in Liberal Learning. A Report of Project QUILL. The Forum for Liberal Education, Vol. II, No. 3, December 1979.
Hazzard, George W.
Fifty-five of the projects sponsored as part of Project QUILL (Quality in Liberal Learning) are described. Funded by the Ford Foundation, Project QUILL was designed to support creative efforts on campuses that will enhance liberal education. The grants have been made to a wide range of public, private, two-, and four-year institutions. Grants for Project QUILL center around three themes: (1) helping cross boundaries between or among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences; (2) strengthening the liberal learning component of continuing education; and (3) helping integrate liberal learning with career and professional education. It is noted that proposals for projects come from faculty at liberal arts colleges, technical schools, community colleges, and large universities. They reach a wide variety of students including college freshmen, mature women returning to college, students in technical training programs, and adults looking toward retirement. The important role that college faculty play in providing fresh approaches to this type of liberal education is emphasized. It is suggested that the success of QUILL reaffirms the importance of liberal education and demonstrates that through faculty action liberal learning can be made relevant to life in modern society. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Faculty, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Financial Support, General Education, Grants, Higher Education, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Outreach Programs, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education)
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Austin College TX; Dickinson College PA; Ferrum College VA; Furman University SC; Project QUILL; Russell Sage College NY; Tougaloo College MS; University of Hartford CT; University of Maryland; University of Oklahoma; University of Puget Sound WA; University of Toledo OH; University of Wyoming