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Hull, W. Frank, IV; Van Wart, Montgomery R. – Liberal Education, 1982
Suggestions are given for innovation in planning international exchange and study abroad programs that maximize an institution's flexibility and reduce cost. These include flexible program length and intensity, flexible planning and contracting options with the corresponding schools, direct negotiations, reciprocity arrangements, and using…
Descriptors: Contracts, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality
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Kamber, Richard – Liberal Education, 1982
The adoption by professional humanists of a marketing model is advocated, with emphasis on its application to undergraduate instruction. The model is designed to preserve the quality and autonomy of humanistic education and is derived from elementary marketing theory. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Higher Education, Humanities
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Hickok, Eugene W., Jr. – Liberal Education, 1982
An undergraduate curriculum in public affairs is proposed that is multidisciplinary, rooted in the liberal arts, and that emphasizes development of conceptual, analytical, and interpersonal skills required for public policymaking and implementation. Questions addressed would include such issues as the definitions of public and national interests.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Government Employees
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Liberal Education, 1979
Four-year institutions as well as community colleges are concerned about maintaining the humanities in the curriculum. Several issues faced by advocates of the humanities are presented along with specific proposals for changes in instruction, curriculum, and patterns of support. (JMF)
Descriptors: College Role, Colleges, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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Machiavelli, N. – Liberal Education, 1974
An irreverent approach to educational administration which defines a 'mana' game. 'Mana' in this use is an invisible power subject to human control but at the same time highly erratic. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Administration
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Parker, Jo Ellen – Liberal Education, 1998
At a time when collaborative leadership is much heralded in American institutional life as the antidote to discontent with power structures, colleges and universities have illustrated that shared governance is not inherently collaborative. The sense of common cause on campus should come from a shared knowledge base, concern with external…
Descriptors: College Administration, Cooperation, Governance, Higher Education
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Burgan, Mary – Liberal Education, 1998
Rather than turning away from faculty governance, colleges and universities need to renew commitment to faculty who can teach, keep up research, and attend to running their institutions. As attrition diminishes the power of senior faculty, the new managerial class generates authority structures that make faculty governance irrelevant. Young…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Entry Workers, Faculty Workload
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Howe, Irving – Liberal Education, 1991
The past is the substance from which the present is formed, but college curricula based on this cultural heritage need not exclude the present. Major classical writers and social thinkers must be central to it but should be accompanied by critical engagement with living texts from powerful and active minds. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, College Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design
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Takaki, Ronald – Liberal Education, 1991
Higher education can resist the need to open the U.S. mind to greater cultural diversity by ignoring the changing ethnic composition of student bodies and larger society, or realize this opportunity to revitalize the social sciences and humanities with a new sense of purpose and more inclusive definition of knowledge. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design
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Gaudiani, Claire – Liberal Education, 1991
The future of pluralistic democracies depends not only on laws but on individuals within the societies. Different cultures bring different strengths and conceptions of self and community. By studying different cultures and discovering shared virtues, students can identify those contributing to high quality of life for human society. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Democratic Values, Global Approach
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Nicholas, Ralph W. – Liberal Education, 1991
Becoming an anthropologist illustrates on a large scale how valuable examining other cultures is. Anthropology should be incorporated into the college liberal arts curriculum to help eliminate the ethnocentrism of educated people in our own society but should focus on great civilizations nearly matching ours in complexity, historical depth, and…
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Curriculum, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnocentrism
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Stearns, Peter – Liberal Education, 1991
Developments in humanities scholarship are moving in surprisingly congruent directions. Far from competing with proper attention to pedagogy, they provide solid bases for curricular coherence and teaching effectiveness. New integrative themes crossing disciplinary lines in humanities, focusing here on history, can help fulfill several humanities…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Proctor, Robert E. – Liberal Education, 1991
If higher education is to have a coherent curriculum and a coherent way of thinking about the world, it may need to study premodern ways of thinking for both insights and the courage to think in new ways. The tradition of the humanities, which originated in fifteenth-century Italy, can help. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Kennedy, Alan – Liberal Education, 1991
The college liberal arts curriculum should help disengage students from their own cultural perspectives so they can more adequately think and argue about the past. Similarly, in studying how literary texts represent cultures, students need not "know" the culture but simply understand the statement they make. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Cultural Influences
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Kuh, George D. – Liberal Education, 1993
The ethos of a college or university is a belief system widely shared by faculty, students, administrators, and others. Colleges with an ethos of learning share three themes: (1) a holistic institutional philosophy of learning; (2) an involving campus culture; and (3) a climate encouraging free expression. A learning ethos must be cultivated…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Environment, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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