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Leary, Carol A. – Liberal Education, 2019
In 2020, Carol Leary will be retiring as president of Bay Path University after twenty-five years. Her career in education, however, has spanned more than four decades. As she prepares to move on to the next chapter of her life, she reflects on her Bay Path journey and shares her optimism about the challenges higher education faces today. She…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Womens Education, Single Sex Colleges, Private Colleges
Bowen, José Antonio – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, Jose Antonio Bowen, president of Goucher College, writes that a new technological society inclusive of all students and graduates, a new model of education geared toward the learning economy, where more--maybe even most--content learning takes place after graduation may be required. Bowen believes that in order to prepare students…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Higher Education, Metacognition, Independent Study
Einfeld, Aaron – Liberal Education, 2018
For centuries, educators and philosophers have explored the benefits that a broad liberal education can offer to individuals and societies. More recently, prominent educational leaders have continued to articulate the value of a liberal education in the digital age. In this article, the author presents the prospects and limits of online liberal…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Online Courses, Educational Benefits, Educational Philosophy
Bridglall, Beatrice L. – Liberal Education, 2018
It is perhaps more evident now than at any other time in human history that current technologies are racing ahead while skills and organizations are lagging behind. In the context of such uncertainty, Maxine Greene's and Theodore Sizer's ideas about empowering students to develop resiliency, perspective, judgment, and flexibility, as well…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Futures (of Society), Technological Advancement, Resilience (Psychology)
Ayers, Edward L. – Liberal Education, 2014
In 2011, the New American Colleges and Universities established a national award to honor the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer by recognizing an individual whose achievements in higher education exemplify Boyer's quest for connecting theory to practice and thought to action, in and out of the classroom. The 2014 Boyer Award was presented to Edward L.…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Awards, Recognition (Achievement), Scholarship
Cohen, Scott – Liberal Education, 2014
The structure of higher education today, in conjunction with those actively trying to devalue a liberal arts degree in the public sphere, has set the table for what seems like a completely rational solution: finding a "niche." Broadly speaking, colleges offering a liberal arts education identify their "niche market" in terms of…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Augustine, Norman R. – Liberal Education, 2013
The American higher education system, arguably the mightiest arrow in America's competitiveness quiver, is facing a perfect storm. Government support is declining, and tuition is rising; international competition for student and faculty talent is intensifying; and a technological revolution in pedagogy is gathering momentum. Academia, government,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Global Approach
Gaston, Paul L. – Liberal Education, 2013
Conceived in Paris in 1998 and born in 1999 in Bologna, the European higher education reform initiative known as the Bologna Process approaches its fifteenth birthday. As is the case with some adolescents, there are problems. If we were to plan a party for the occasion, we might encounter diverse reflections. First, we would be proud of what our…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Educational Change
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Yu, Maochun Miles; Disher, Timothy; Phillips, Andrew T. – Liberal Education, 2010
The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has a clear and well-understood mission: to prepare leaders for service in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Most people know something about "Navy." But what most people don't know is that Navy also provides a top liberal education to all midshipmen, and that one of the central elements of that…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Military Personnel, General Education, Liberal Arts
Bralower, Timothy J.; Feiss, P. Geoffrey; Manduca, Cathryn A. – Liberal Education, 2008
As the research interests and the focus of traditional earth scientists are transformed, so too must education in earth system science at colleges and universities across the country change. The required change involves not only the methods used to teach this new science, but also the essential place of the earth sciences in the panoply of…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Environmental Education, Politics of Education, Climate
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Corrigan, Robert A. – Liberal Education, 2002
Discusses the opportunities college and university presidential leaders have to contribute the resources of their institutions to public service. Leaders in higher education must keep the balance between free speech and civility and maintain the small world that is the university as a model of what the greater world should be. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Presidents, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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West, Dan C. – Liberal Education, 1984
There is little agreement on what constitutes quality in higher education. The ideal measure of academic quality would be multidimensional, based on achievements of most or all faculty and students and not the outstanding ones alone and based on how much students learn while enrolled. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria
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Newell, William H. – Liberal Education, 1983
Interdisciplinary studies are not only desirable but possible in the fiscal, ideological, and organizational context of the 1980s. Interdisciplinary studies are defined as inquiries that draw critically upon two or more disciplines and that lead to an integration of disciplinary insights. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Futures (of Society)
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Rainsford, George N. – Liberal Education, 1978
Justifications for a liberal education are discussed. In addition to economic advantages, such as employability and salary and advancement potential, job satisfaction, leadership potential, and adaptibility to changing conditions are considered. (JMD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), College Role, Educational Benefits, Futures (of Society)
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Shucard, Alan R. – Liberal Education, 1977
A general discussion is offered of the future of the humanities and their need to adapt to the new methods of instruction and evaluation suggested by faculty development. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society)
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