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Dunn, Deborah – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, Deborah Dunn reflects on the need to rethink the concepts of service learning. Students are well acquainted with the basic concept of service learning and community engagement, as some form of service or engagement is often required for them to graduate both high school and college these days. The lack of authentic meeting with…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, High School Students, College Students
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
Blair, Tony; Bardsley, Craig – Liberal Education, 2013
Globalization continues to transform how universities work: the students and subjects they teach, and the way they conduct and disseminate research. With tight budgets everywhere in the wake of the global economic downturn, universities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value for money to the wider public from their research and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
Lingenfelter, Paul E. – Liberal Education, 2013
Considering the heritage Americans been given, they have both the resources and the responsibility to meet the challenges faced as the United States struggles to regain--or sustain--its world leadership in postsecondary education. The growing importance of education has led to a lot of public attention and churning, almost chaotic policy…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
Reason, Robert D. – Liberal Education, 2013
In this article, Robert D. Reason defines personal and social responsibility as a five-component outcome of college, presents a case for thinking about educating for personal and social responsibility through the lens of campus climate that eschews the hunt for a single intervention, and encourages the marshaling of multiple resources in multiple…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Campuses, College Environment, Student Responsibility
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
Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2013
A college education is expensive. While it is clearly worth the investment--and even worth going into at least some debt to achieve--students need to know that not all college degree programs are equal; not all are designed to prepare them for long-term success. This article presents how to bridge the awareness and communications gaps between…
Descriptors: Success, Career Readiness, College Graduates, Information Needs
Ames, Christopher – Liberal Education, 2013
This author recently spent a year studying best practices in serving students with learning and other disabilities, and, surprisingly, the experience altered his thinking in significant ways. He came to this study not as a specialist in disabilities but as an academic administrator with years of faculty experience, and that perspective helped him…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Intelligence, Creativity
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
Liberal Education, 2013
Through the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative, the Association of American Colleges and Universities seeks to engage employers with the value, goals, and best practices of a twenty-first-century liberal education; to publicize employers' support for liberal education; and to encourage employer-educator partnerships that…
Descriptors: General Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Educational Cooperation
Barnett, Pamela E. – Liberal Education, 2013
Peggy McIntosh (1988) famously unpacked what she called an "invisible knapsack" of privileges socially conferred upon whites, men, and heterosexuals (1988). She argued that not only are women and minorities at a disadvantage, but those with social power enjoy benefits that are both unearned and unjustified. We often accept those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Social Influences, Identification (Psychology)
Neem, Johann N. – Liberal Education, 2013
Competency-based education works by identifying the specific things that someone needs to be able to learn and to do in order to earn a degree (or pass a course), and then allows students to move forward as soon as they have demonstrated that they have mastered the expectations. Prior leaning seeks to reward students--especially older…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Teaching Methods, Liberal Arts, Environmental Influences
Carver, Leland; Harrison, Laura M. – Liberal Education, 2013
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have entered the world of online education with a splash, and their potential to transform higher education is being widely hailed. Indeed, many involved in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of this new format regularly speak in terms of "revolution" and massive "disruption." If…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Malesic, Jonathan – Liberal Education, 2013
The physical fitness required to perform complex athletic feats has a parallel in the intellectual fitness it takes to perform complex mental tasks. At the heart of liberal education sits the idea that moderate training in several disciplines is better than intensive training in just one. Through exercising students' abilities in interpreting…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Ability
Waggoner, Matt – Liberal Education, 2013
The Turing era, defined by British mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing's question about whether or not computers can think, is not over. Philosophers and scientists will continue to haggle over whether thought necessitates intentionality, and whether computation can rise to that level. Meanwhile, another frontier is emerging in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Critical Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Computers
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