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Kaplan, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2020
Everyone has heard about the problematic and sometimes tragic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that affects many among our military and veteran populations. What is less known, but statistically more prevalent, is transition stress. Leaving the military and entering civilian life presents serious challenges. Entering civilian academic life,…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Student Adjustment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Jones, Tiffany; Jackson, Victoria; Ramirez-Mendoza, Jaime – Liberal Education, 2020
With the total student debt in the United States at nearly $1.5 trillion, loans are affecting the lives of many students. But while higher education pays off for the average graduate, the student loan data illustrates a unique and severe situation for Black students that has reached crisis level, even if the same isn't true for other racial and…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, College Students, African American Students
Murphy, Brian – Liberal Education, 2020
The levels of alienation and anger animating contemporary politics, the lack of commitment to democratic institutions, the distance ordinary citizens feel from government--all are issues of enduring danger and also form the ground on which actual enemies can act. How do institutions committed to the broadest liberal education of students respond…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, General Education, Liberal Arts
Reilly, Kevin P. – Liberal Education, 2020
You can acquire knowledge, understanding, and habits of mind by studying James Joyce that are invaluable in a variety of ways and that many employers would like to see in their employees. What multinational organization, for instance, does not want professionals who, blending accepted wisdom with forward thinking, can critically assess business…
Descriptors: Authors, Twentieth Century Literature, Undergraduate Students, Student Development
Krusemark, Stephanie; White, George – Liberal Education, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic changed every area of the higher education experience, from enrollment to commencement. One of the greatest threats has been to relationships and community. Without classes, dorms, dining halls, clubs, and study groups, college students lack the points of social connection integral to student satisfaction and success.…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Student Empowerment
Morales, Marisol; Perez Valencia, Jacqueline – Liberal Education, 2020
The commitment to the construction of a diverse and equitable democracy is even more imperative than ever given our changing demographics, growing inequality, and the eroding of gains of the civil rights movement. For instance, the criminalization of communities of color, with Blacks imprisoned five times more than Whites, and Hispanics nearly…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Minority Groups, Diversity
Bitar, Jinann – Liberal Education, 2020
Higher education is a critical tool for social mobility, but today, students and their families face significant challenges. It is against this backdrop that the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) convened the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes. This group has identified several areas of federal policy ripe for reform that…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Paying for College, Political Attitudes
Kanter, Martha; Venkatesan, Anjana – Liberal Education, 2020
Every student should have the opportunity to attain an affordable quality college education, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, geography, or background, but rising college costs have placed higher education out of reach for too many of today's students and burdened others with often insurmountable amounts of debt. One solution to this problem…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Barriers, Tuition
Cantor, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2020
In his 1990 book "Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate," Ernest L. Boyer set a stage of precedents for what is now seen as the pressing challenges for higher education. Boyer--who served as chancellor of the State University of New York, as US commissioner of education, and as president of the Carnegie Foundation for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, College Role, Student Diversity
Manninen, Bertha Alvarez; Mulder, Jack, Jr. – Liberal Education, 2019
The authors, Bertha Alvarez Manninen, a pro-choice associate professor of philosophy at Arizona State University, and Jack Mulder Jr., a pro-life professor of philosophy at Hope College in Michigan have argued with each other since graduate school about abortion and other issues, while respecting each other's stances and friendship. In the current…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Debate, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Leggett, Jason – Liberal Education, 2019
Higher education must reinvent how educators think about collaborative learning. To provoke change toward more democratic and equitable educational opportunities, educators must discuss what technology they need to imagine, design, and create in order to navigate today's global challenges, especially if they hope students will continue their work…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Esquilin, Marta Elena; Eatman, Timothy K. – Liberal Education, 2019
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers University--Newark is an initiative that is expanding traditional notions of honors and transforming the Rutgers--Newark community. The HLLC promotes academic excellence, community engagement, and social equity. It seeks to eradicate structural barriers while critiquing deficit-based…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Students, Scholarship, Honors Curriculum
King, W. Joseph – Liberal Education, 2019
Founded in the American colonies and later on the frontier, the nation's liberal arts colleges were charged with providing a broad-based education that would prepare students for a wide variety of professions. These early institutions looked to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who, keenly aware that a successful republic required creative free…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Universities, Role of Education
Levine, Peter – Liberal Education, 2019
The summer of 1961 was the summer of the Freedom Rides. Interracial groups led by college students drew global attention as they traveled on intercity buses in the teeth of white-supremacist violence. Today, powerful youth-led social movements--Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, the campaigns against gun violence and climate change, and anti-abortion and…
Descriptors: Freedom, Civil Rights, Campuses, Activism
Quintero, Amanda; Buhl, Geoffrey; Pajka Hasendonckx, Michelle; Inouye, Carolyn; Ramirez, Joshua – Liberal Education, 2019
The California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus of 1930s Spanish and Mission-style architecture has around 7,100 students and is truly local-serving: 52 percent of all students enrolled in fall 2018 were from Ventura County, 26 percent came from neighboring Los Angeles County, and most other students hailed from other nearby…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College Attendance, Hispanic American Students, Counties
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