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Patel, Eboo – Liberal Education, 2018
New religious diversity of the late 20th and early 21st centuries requires Americans to move from the idea of a Judeo-Christian America to that of an Interfaith America. This article notes that a big part of America's current problem is how it has sacralized its tribal divide, with tribalism in today's America taking a particularly dangerous turn.…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Christianity, Minority Groups
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Albertine, Susan – Liberal Education, 2012
Through its signature initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is promoting a vision for learning that begins in school: Starting in School . . . Rigorous and rich curriculum focused on the essential learning outcomes; comprehensive, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Productivity, General Education, Democracy, Colleges
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Rossing, Jonathan P. – Liberal Education, 2012
In this article, the author offers reflections on the impact of mobile technology for liberal education. These reflections are based on his own experience of incorporating iPads in his communication courses during the 2010-2011 academic year. As a member of an interdisciplinary faculty learning community on the use of mobile tablets, he explored…
Descriptors: General Education, Faculty Development, Liberal Arts, Handheld Devices
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Hurtado, Sylvia; DeAngelo, Linda – Liberal Education, 2012
The conversation in higher education has shifted, moving from a focus on what students know to a focus on whether they know how to think and, more importantly, toward the goal of providing skills needed for living and working in the twenty-first century. In this article, the authors present national evidence regarding the impact of intentional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
Wong, Frank F. – Liberal Education, 2014
When Charles William Eliot launched his radical reforms at Harvard in the late 1870s, he was convinced that the fixed curriculum, based on English liberal education models, was ill suited to the democratic spirit, the cultural diversity, and the rapidly changing circumstances in America. Seventy years later, in a post-World War II climate of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Educational Change, Cultural Differences
Lawrence, Frederick M. – Liberal Education, 2017
A tension exists on college and university campuses across America today concerning how to pursue liberal, rational, open learning and, at the same time, celebrate a spirit of academic community--in short, how to exercise free expression and maintain civility. In this article, the author begins with an exploration of the boundaries of free speech,…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, College Environment, Liberal Arts
McInerney, Daniel J. – Liberal Education, 2018
Educators who recognize the need to clarify their programs' goals have focused much effort over the past decade on learning outcome statements that summarize complex academic ideas in succinct terms. But have the projects gone far enough? While faculty have worked to demystify disciplines and programs, the words they use still come across as…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
Ayers, Edward L. – Liberal Education, 2014
In 2011, the New American Colleges and Universities established a national award to honor the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer by recognizing an individual whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer's quest for connecting theory to practice and thought to action, in and out of the classroom. The 2014 Boyer Award was presented to Edward L.…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Scholarship
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Zingg, Paul J. – Liberal Education, 2010
In this article, the author talks about California's Master Plan for Higher Education, which offered a vision of access, affordability, and quality that was bold, inspiring, and attainable. It was predicated on the understanding that an educational system with such characteristics is essential to the cultural, political, and economic health of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Master Plans, Public Policy, General Education
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Hanstedt, Paul – Liberal Education, 2012
Changing a curriculum is already stressful enough without finding new ways to create anxiety, discontent, and rancor. To provide a truly integrated liberal education, the author contends that educators must not only change their curricula--the courses they offer--but they must change what they do in the classroom, the kinds of papers and…
Descriptors: General Education, Student Needs, Speech Communication, Educational Change
Cohen, Scott – Liberal Education, 2014
The structure of higher education today, in conjunction with those actively trying to devalue a liberal arts degree in the public sphere, has set the table for what seems like a completely rational solution: finding a "niche." Broadly speaking, colleges offering a liberal arts education identify their "niche market" in terms of…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Nafisi, Azar – Liberal Education, 2006
Some assume that the only way academics can engage the politics of the day is by coming out of their ivory tower and protesting in front of the White House. In conveying knowledge, the academy has a far more important and subversive way of dealing with political issues. Knowledge provides people with a way to perceive the world. Imaginative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Imagination, Political Issues
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Smith, Peter – Liberal Education, 2012
When the author attended a Network for Academic Renewal conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in 2011, he was surprised by the level of skepticism expressed from the podium about proprietary higher education. This article is intended as a response. From his perspective as a for-profit educator, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement
Thompson, Robert J., Jr. – Liberal Education, 2014
Higher education in the United States has been a source of pride but also the target of continuous debates, criticisms, and calls for reform. In the first decade of this century, concerns were focused on the effectiveness of educational practices and the quality of student learning, as well as access and escalating costs. As a consequence, there…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Role of Education
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Marcy, Mary – Liberal Education, 2002
Asserts that education creates a citizenry capable of the leadership essential to democracy. Suggests that liberal education, by questioning, exploring, and challenging, is needed in the post-September 11 environment in order to sustain democracy. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Citizen Participation, College Role, Critical Thinking
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