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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
Heffernan, Kerrissa; Wright, Mary C. – Liberal Education, 2019
The academic and athletic missions of colleges and universities are often portrayed in opposition. One illustration of this tension is the recent "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal, in which illicit athletic recruiting subverted equitable admissions processes. Other less newsworthy examples of tensions around collegiate athletics include…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Athletic Coaches, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education
Kuroki, Yusuke; Preciado, Henoc – Liberal Education, 2018
Countless mothers and fathers have left behind familiar landscapes, beloved family and friends, and the comfort of certainty to give their children lives better than their own. It is no coincidence that many of these parents chose as their new home the United States of America, a country founded on the promise of public education. The proud home…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, State Universities, Academic Achievement
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
Rhodes, Terrel – Liberal Education, 2017
The question of how well students are doing is central to the enterprise of higher education. Students want to know what grade was received on the paper or test. Faculty want to know what it will take to reach tenure or be reappointed. Admissions staff want to know how many students need to be enrolled in order to provide tuition revenue required…
Descriptors: Measurement Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Utilization, Evidence Based Practice
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2013
The author of this article questions what has been gained from Berrett's exploration of the connections between competency development and individual required courses. She concludes from this analysis that students' competency development is a responsibility that cuts across many courses and many levels of expected student proficiency. To put it…
Descriptors: Accountability, Competency Based Education, Minimum Competencies, Microeconomics
Jennings, Nancy; Lovett, Suzanne; Cuba, Lee; Swingle, Joe; Lindkvist, Heather – Liberal Education, 2013
The New England Consortium on Assessment and Student Learning (NECASL) seeks to understand how students make important decisions during college, assess the extent to which institutional policies and practices foster student learning, and modify those policies and practices accordingly. In this article, the authors analyze interviews with a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Educational Policy
Jardeleza, Sarah; Cognato, April; Gottfried, Michael; Kimbirauskas, Ryan; Libarkin, Julie; Olson, Rachel; Ording, Gabriel; Owen, Jennifer; Rasmussen, Pamela; Stoltzfus, Jon; Thomas, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2013
Although their structures and funding sources differ, Research I institutions and small liberal arts colleges share the same goal of helping students master the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become informed citizens who are able to contribute effectively a democratic society. But how can this transformation be achieved, and what…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Scoring Rubrics, Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement
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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
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Kanter, Martha J. – Liberal Education, 2012
Civic learning, and education's vital purpose to cultivate engaged and effective citizens, is a national imperative. Civic education is consistent with President Obama's goal of regaining competitiveness in the global marketplace, and it is consistent with the goal of increasing student achievement and closing achievement gaps. There's much more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Democracy
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Fairris, David – Liberal Education, 2012
Several years ago, when the author was associate dean in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, a new senior administrator on campus expressed the view that one of their premier first-year experience programs in the college was too expensive and that a different model, based on an approach taken at the administrator's previous…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Program Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Social Sciences
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Haefner, Jeremy; Ford, Deborah L. – Liberal Education, 2010
The disciplinary major has long served as the backbone of higher education. Every student has at least one major, and each major prescribes a program of study that is supported by a series of courses both within the field and from the general education curriculum. Yet relying solely on the formal academic curriculum to achieve the outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Academic Achievement, Transformative Learning
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Gregory, Marshall – Liberal Education, 2010
In addition to dealing with the more or less obvious variables that affect classroom dynamics, teachers need to learn how to deal with the far more difficult issues related to learning, identity, selfhood, and autonomy. In this article, the author first discusses classroom issues that are most visible and vivid for teachers. Next, the author…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Teachers, Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Berry, David A.; Graff, Gerald; Nelson, Cary – Liberal Education, 2010
In this article, the authors discuss contemporary challenges. David Berry offers advice on teaching the humanities at a community college; Gerald Graff examines how the traditional organization of universities undermines student learning; and Cary Nelson considers the effects on the humanities of the increasing reliance on contingent faculty.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Humanities, Higher Education, Liberal Arts
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Chickering, Arthur W. – Liberal Education, 2010
Recognition of the importance of outcomes related to moral and ethical development, other dimensions of personal development, and civic engagement is a result of decades of educational reform. But have colleges and universities succeeded in helping students achieve these outcomes? In this article, the author shares his personal reflections on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Human Dignity, Moral Values
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