ERIC Number: ED256219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Place of the Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Curriculum: A Renewed Commitment. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (Richmond, Virginia, December 17-18, 1984).
Potter, David L., Ed.
Proceedings of a conference on Virginia's undergraduate curriculum are presented. Attention is focused on the future of the traditional arts and sciences disciplines. Contents include: (1) a keynote address on benefits of studying the humanities, along with answers to audience questions (William H. Bennett, head of the National Endowment for the Humanities); (2) comments on scholarship in the curriculum by five panel members as well as discussion questions and answers (John T. Casteen, III; Armstead Robinson; Michael Hucles; Robert Marshak; and Nancy Suttenfield); (3) comments and discussion on the changing curriculum by four Virginia college presidents (Thomas A. Graves, Frank L. Hereford, Alfred B. Rollins, and Joseph C. Smiddy); (4) an address and answers to questions concerning the rift in U.S. culture that divides the humanities from science and the need to reintroduce the humanities into both science and practical life (Evelyn Fox Keller); (5) an address by Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb; and (6) perspectives on future directions by two Virginia educators (George R. Healey and James A. Davis). A list of concurrent session topics and panelists is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Planning, College Science, Educational Needs, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction, Liberal Arts, Science Instruction, Statewide Planning, Undergraduate Study
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23221.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia