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ERIC Number: EJ1095037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
The Liberal Arts and Organizational Design: Cultivating for Change
Dugan, Jennifer
Liberal Education, v101 n1-2 Win-Spr 2015
What are the enduring, value-added features of small, private liberal arts colleges? Certain distinctions come to mind: broad exposure to the disciplines, focused study in the majors, and close campus interactions--all enhanced by the residential experience. However, what is (and has historically been) the value of small, private residential liberal arts colleges is under question. The general public and, increasingly, policy makers perceive liberal arts curricula to be out of date, too expensive, and unresponsive to the contours of the twenty-first century. Some colleges have taken on the twenty-first century with gusto, while others are doing so at a steady, measured pace. Either way, small privates across the country--some by choice, many others by necessity--are engaging in a critical review of their practices and undertaking creative renewal. Dugan uses this article to present cases of engaged change and their effect on the small liberal arts colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Virginia