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Crutcher, Ronald A. – Liberal Education, 2018
Just over fifty years ago, the author began his senior year on the bucolic campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. By the time of his graduation in 1969, he had been affiliated with the university for seven years, having studied cello there since the age of fourteen. Yet this familiarity did little to quell the profound alienation that he felt…
Descriptors: Alienation, College Freshmen, Student School Relationship, Racial Differences
Dorman, Steve; Brown, Kelli – Liberal Education, 2018
Because of the move toward automation and a more knowledge-based economy, it is imperative that colleges and universities develop graduates who have the capacity for continued growth--graduates with a foundation of skills and knowledge that can be built upon for future employment. A liberal arts education can expose students to depth in an area…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Career Readiness
Liberal Education, 2015
This article was adapted from "The LEAP Challenge: Education for a World of Unscripted Problems," a folio distributed at the opening plenary session of the 2015 annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities at which the LEAP Challenge was formally launched. Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) prepares…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Social Responsibility, Outcomes of Education
Peden, Wilson – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges and Universities" (AAC&U), President Carol Geary Schneider introduced the "LEAP Challenge," the next phase of AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative. The LEAP Challenge calls on all colleges and universities to engage…
Descriptors: General Education, Surveys, Higher Education, College Students
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Brown, David G. – Liberal Education, 1976
Included in the author's suggestions for solutions to the eclipse of interest in Arts and Science are these: reassert the classical mission of the university, assert a faculty consensus, maintain the disciplines, emphasize decentralization, avoid the beguilement of continuing education, form partnerships with industry, and encourage open…
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, College Administration, Educational Change, Higher Education