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ERIC Number: EJ923882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
What Students Say about Liberal Education at Grand Valley State University
Pace, Diana; Frerichs, Catherine; Rosier, Tamara; Ellenberger, Kurt
Liberal Education, v96 n4 p46-51 Fall 2010
What are the odds of changing the culture of teaching and learning at a regional comprehensive university with twenty-three thousand students? Through the Claiming a Liberal Education (CLE) initiative, a group of faculty and administrators at Grand Valley State University sought to achieve this ambitious goal within the context of the university's founding commitment to the principles of liberal education. Significantly, the CLE was a campuswide initiative that enjoyed broad institutional support. The CLE initiative began in 2004 with a program of research that included a qualitative study of student perceptions of the learning climate at Grand Valley. Then, during the winter of 2009, CLE researchers replicated the qualitative study in order to gauge the effectiveness of these coordinated efforts to emphasize the value of liberal education and to align faculty and student expectations with the goals of liberal education. The results of the 2009 study of the initiative's effectiveness are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan