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Rodicio, Lenore P. – Liberal Education, 2018
Over the past fifty years, college enrollment has increased by over 650 percent. Nearly 20 million students are now enrolled in higher education, and these students are more racially diverse than ever: by fall 2015, over 40 percent of students were nonwhite, compared with just over 15 percent in 1976. As the student population has diversified,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, General Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Einfeld, Aaron – Liberal Education, 2018
For centuries, educators and philosophers have explored the benefits that a broad liberal education can offer to individuals and societies. More recently, prominent educational leaders have continued to articulate the value of a liberal education in the digital age. In this article, the author presents the prospects and limits of online liberal…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Online Courses, Educational Benefits, Educational Philosophy
Adams, Amy; Dudley, Dana – Liberal Education, 2018
In recent years, the increasing cost of higher education has introduced a new level of scrutiny toward colleges and universities, including the concern of prospective students and their families about the return on investment (ROI) of a college education. California's Pepperdine University wants its students to be transformed, inside and out, to…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Institutional Mission, Transformative Learning, College Students
Van Tassel, Kristin; Jorsch, Thomas F. – Liberal Education, 2018
Faculty at Bethany College, Kansas found that when engaging with controversial topics like social justice, students needed lower-stakes spaces to think--and history and writing, together, provided these needed spaces. When taught in combination, these two subject areas prompted engagement and self-reflection, and the interdisciplinary synergy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing Assignments, College Faculty
Prystowsky, Richard J.; Herrera, Jordan; Crowley, Cara; Lowery­-Hart, Russell; Fannon, Sherri – Liberal Education, 2017
Student success efforts often focus on issues related to students' college-readiness, but the authors of a recent book, "Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success," challenge higher education professionals to take a different approach. The admission of increasingly greater numbers of students from…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Discrimination, College Readiness, College Students
Benitez, Michael; James, Mary; Joshua, Kazi; Perfetti, Lisa; Vick, S. Brooke – Liberal Education, 2017
Despite focused efforts by many colleges and universities, the racial and ethnic composition of college faculty has not increased significantly in more than twenty years. To provide an educational environment that promotes the success of students of color, it is imperative to develop structures that promote the retention and success of faculty of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Minority Group Teachers, Ethnic Diversity, College Students
Ford, Kristie A. – Liberal Education, 2017
Student-led rallies and protests continue to gain attention nationwide, due in part to the use of social media. Debates over free speech, acts of protest during the national anthem, and mascot choices or building names reflecting racist histories all illustrate the tensions present on many college campuses. Lack of faculty and staff expertise in…
Descriptors: Activism, Organizational Change, College Environment, College Students
Rodriguez-Farrar, Hanna; Finley, Ashley – Liberal Education, 2017
The presidential and vice-presidential debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates have been among the most-viewed television programs in history. But much has changed since the debates were first televised in 1960. Information channels that were once the domain of traditional media (i.e., television and print journalism) are being…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Models, Relevance (Education), Age Groups
Wiebe, Todd J. – Liberal Education, 2016
This article describes information literacy as a liberal art that draws on a repertoire of critical inquiry skills. At the philosophical level, librarians believe that information literacy is a fundamental part of students' broader skill set that will help them be effective and responsible users and creators of information, both in college and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Higher Education, General Education, College Curriculum
Mori, Rie – Liberal Education, 2016
Liberal education has been a target of political discourse in many countries, and Japan is no exception. In Japanese higher education, there are three types of institutions: national public, local public, and private. In June 2015, Japan's minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, called upon the country's national universities to take…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education, Humanities
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges & Universities" (AAC&U) in January 2015, there was an announcement to participants of the release of the "LEAP Challenge." The key concept at the center of the LEAP Challenge is that all college students need to prepare to contribute in a world…
Descriptors: General Education, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
Liberal Education, 2015
This article was adapted from "The LEAP Challenge: Education for a World of Unscripted Problems," a folio distributed at the opening plenary session of the 2015 annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities at which the LEAP Challenge was formally launched. Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) prepares…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Social Responsibility, Outcomes of Education
Whitehead, Dawn Michele – Liberal Education, 2015
Today's college students must become adept both at interacting, cooperating, and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at grappling successfully with the kinds of unscripted problems and challenges that characterize life and work in the complex world they will enter upon graduation. Accordingly, global learning is widely…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Global Approach, Liberal Arts
Hlinak, Matt – Liberal Education, 2015
A key element of a liberal education is engagement with "classic" texts, texts that often present views in conflict with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. This article will ask, although not necessarily answer, a number of important questions: Do classic texts perpetuate long-refuted and harmful ideas? Can a racist, sexist,…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Literature
Rusciano, Frank Louis – Liberal Education, 2014
Integrating a "global perspective" into courses necessarily involves examining whether traditional disciplinary assumptions still apply in a global context and, if not, how they need to be translated in order to remain relevant. In this article, the author maps out this process by tracing one "intellectual journey" in order to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Public Opinion
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