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ERIC Number: EJ923845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Liberal Education and Institutional Identity: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Experience
Berquam, Lori; Bischof, Mo Noonan; Brower, Aaron; Klein, Elaine M.; Lloyd, Ann Groves; Milner, Jocelyn; Ryan, Rebecca; Singer, Wren; Taylor, Jolanda Vanderwal; Wade, Argyle; Westphal-Johnson, Nancy
Liberal Education, v96 n1 p36-43 Win 2010
For many years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has been working with other institutions in the University of Wisconsin System to change the conversation about higher education in the state. In the spring of 2006, these partners participated in a systemwide advisory group convened to promote better understanding of liberal education and to highlight its public purpose. The work of this advisory group converged so closely with the ongoing Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) that Wisconsin became one of the initiative's pilot states. This article describes how a group of people from across UW-Madison leveraged such convergences to effect change, how they hope to maintain momentum, and what they have learned. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin