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Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2013
A college education is expensive. While it is clearly worth the investment--and even worth going into at least some debt to achieve--students need to know that not all college degree programs are equal; not all are designed to prepare them for long-term success. This article presents how to bridge the awareness and communications gaps between…
Descriptors: Success, Career Readiness, College Graduates, Information Needs
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Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2012
This article addresses the broad-based reform movement led by state and federal policy makers and designed to increase dramatically the number of students graduating from the nation's colleges and universities. This movement--known as "the completion agenda"--aims to collect more and better data about students' educational progress toward degrees,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Policy
Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2009
When the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) launched the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative in 2005, they certainly knew that it would not be easy to achieve the sort of transformation needed to ensure that higher education serves all students--and society--more effectively. The LEAP initiative builds…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Schools, Global Approach
Humphreys, Debra; Davenport, Abigail – Liberal Education, 2005
Liberal Education and America's Promise: Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College (LEAP), the decade-long campaign launched earlier this year by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), rests on two fundamental premises. The first holds that there is an emerging, if hidden, consensus among business and civic…
Descriptors: General Education, Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes