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Reed, Matt; McConnell, Kate Drezek – Liberal Education, 2018
Colleges and universities have become practiced in articulating the value of diversity in relation to their institutional missions. Though the missions of these various institutions of higher education may be distinctive, they are united by the shared goals of educating students and advancing knowledge. AAC&U's membership comprises a range of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Benefits, Role of Education, Professional Associations
Traver, Amy E.; Nedd, Rolecia – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, the authors reviewed one effort to deepen students' connections to the humanities through the use of campus-based cultural resources at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), a minority-serving institution in one of the most diverse counties in the United States. Focusing specifically on…
Descriptors: Humanities, Community Colleges, Cultural Capital, Educational Resources
Butler, Johnella E. – Liberal Education, 2017
Intersectionality--an integrated approach to analyzing the complex, matrix-like interconnections among patterns of discrimination based on race, gender, and other social identities, with the goal of highlighting how resulting inequalities are experienced--has many implications for exploring the relationship between knowledge and experience and for…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Two Year Colleges, Colleges
Schneider, Carol Geary; Gaston, Paul L.; Adelman, Clifford; Ewell, Peter T. – Liberal Education, 2014
The "Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP)" is a postsecondary learning outcomes framework that specifies what students should be expected to know and be able to do at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels. First introduced at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2011 annual meeting, over four…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Graduation Requirements, Associate Degrees
Phillips, Loraine; Roach, David; Williamson, Celia – Liberal Education, 2014
In Texas, educators working to coordinate the efforts of fifty community colleges, thirty-eight universities, and six university systems are bringing the resources of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative to bear in order to ensure that the state's nearly 1.5…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services
Narum, Jeanne L. – Liberal Education, 2013
The initial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the group that became Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) was one of a cluster of grants the foundation made in the late 1980s to lay the groundwork for reforming the nation's undergraduate science and mathematics sector. What inspired the NSF to initiate and support these groups was a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Academic Standards
Liberal Education, 2013
From January 9 to 13, 2013, Hart Research Associates conducted an online survey among 318 employers whose organizations have at least 25 employees and report that 25 percent or more of their new hires hold either an associate's degree from a two-year college or a bachelor's degree from a four-year college. Respondents are executives at private…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Employers, College Graduates, Employees
Hanson, Chad; Amelotte, Patrick – Liberal Education, 2013
Community colleges comprise the largest single sector of the US higher education network. Forty percent of undergraduates attend one of our two-year schools. Some estimates suggest that, since the turnover is quicker than on four-year campuses, two-thirds of the students who attend a college at all attend a community college. For many of those…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Educational History, Institutional Mission
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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
Liberal Education, 2009
At a time when leaders in higher education are increasingly asking students to engage the large issues of life's meaning and to think critically and responsibly about their role in the world, religious studies offers unique opportunities. Other disciplines such as philosophy, literature, and the creative arts doubtlessly engage questions of…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, General Education, Religion, Philosophy
Sacks, Peter – Liberal Education, 2009
When Americans talk about access to a college education, they tend to narrow the acceptable boundaries of the conversation. They ask why the cost of college has gotten so out of control compared to the costs of other goods and services, and they sometimes talk about the closely related subject of financial aid. But very rarely do Americans discuss…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Enrollment, Community Colleges