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Hora, Matthew T. – Liberal Education, 2018
Soon after the Great Recession of 2008 hit this manufacturing stalwart of the upper Midwest, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker began proclaiming that the skills gap--the idea that plenty of well-paying jobs existed, but the educational system was failing to provide employers with skilled workers--was the primary cause of high unemployment and a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Skills, Education Work Relationship, Achievement Gap
Hansen, W. Lee – Liberal Education, 2014
The standard evaluation forms used in most college and university courses are ill suited to assess courses and instructors whose goals and pedagogy differ significantly from the "chalk and talk" approach to undergraduate instruction. This article discusses an evaluation form that the author, a professor emeritus of economics at the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Berquam, Lori; Bischof, Mo Noonan; Brower, Aaron; Klein, Elaine M.; Lloyd, Ann Groves; Milner, Jocelyn; Ryan, Rebecca; Singer, Wren; Taylor, Jolanda Vanderwal; Wade, Argyle; Westphal-Johnson, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2010
For many years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has been working with other institutions in the University of Wisconsin System to change the conversation about higher education in the state. In the spring of 2006, these partners participated in a systemwide advisory group convened to promote better understanding of liberal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions
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Lawton, Barbara – Liberal Education, 2006
In this article, the author discusses that in January 2006, the "New York Times" headlined a new $3.75 billion federal initiative that would give $750 grants to low-income college students who successfully completed a "rigorous secondary school program of study" (Dillon 2006). The author argues that this quiet addition to the…
Descriptors: General Education, Low Income Groups, College Students, Higher Education