ERIC Number: ED261604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Liberal Arts College: The Next 25 Years. A Symposium Sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (Chicago, Illinois, June 22-23, 1984).
Gies, Joseph, Ed.
The future of the liberal arts was considered at a 1984 symposium attended by college presidents, board chairpersons, and trustees from liberal arts colleges belonging to the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The symposium proceedings include an address by Elmer W. Johnson, "Stewardship and the Liberal Arts College," which considers the mission statement and academic policy, the importance of quality faculty, and choosing the president. In "Business Prospects for Midwest Liberal Arts Colleges," Roy E. Moor discusses low inflation, portfolio management, gift-giving, government grants and contracts, faculty compensation, and the need for careful cost management in the future. Russell Edgerton's paper, "The New Economy and the Old Liberal Arts," suggests that colleges should help develop generalists who can solve problems and provide leadership. Traditional liberal arts studies are described as well as the kinds of education needed for the future. Finally, in "What Do We Do on Monday Morning?" Michael O'Keefe poses issues that the trustee must address, such as: changes in the student body, freshmen students' attitudes, the profile of the institution's faculty, and the state of the physical plant. Panel discussions for each paper are included, along with brief information on the 25 member colleges. (SW)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Conference Proceedings, Demand Occupations, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Labor Market, Leadership Training, Liberal Arts, Money Management, Student Characteristics, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Trustees
Great Lakes Colleges Association, 220 Collingwood, Suite 240, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL.; Great Lakes Colleges Association, Ann Arbor, MI.