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Wong, Frank F. – Liberal Education, 2014
When Charles William Eliot launched his radical reforms at Harvard in the late 1870s, he was convinced that the fixed curriculum, based on English liberal education models, was ill suited to the democratic spirit, the cultural diversity, and the rapidly changing circumstances in America. Seventy years later, in a post-World War II climate of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Educational Change, Cultural Differences
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
Sullivan, William M. – Liberal Education, 2014
A major discovery, or rediscovery, of this time is that an education that matters--an education that enhances capacities and expands outlooks--is one that engages the whole student. Research in learning has shown that making sense of the world and learning to use knowledge and skills in responsible and engaged ways--long the developmental goals of…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Vocational Education, Higher Education
Clydesdale, Tim – Liberal Education, 2014
Tim Clydesdale is professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey. This article is adapted from the author's forthcoming book "Calling on Purpose: The Conversation Every Campus Must Have with Students" (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Clydesdale met two students, James and Tracy, during their senior year of college, when his…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Campuses
Sutphen, Molly – Liberal Education, 2014
The Lilly Endowment's Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation offered a range of educational activities and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on and discern their values, beliefs, and goals across a wide spectrum of collegiate life. Tim Clydesdale has found that these opportunities were of much value to those…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Vocational Education, Career Exploration, College Students
Lieberman, Devorah – Liberal Education, 2014
The lasting sense of connection that a graduate feels for his or her alma mater is often rooted in those especially memorable aspects of the college experience--the times spent bonding with friends and faculty, practicing and playing on athletic teams, collaborating with professors on research, and serving as leaders in student government. Such…
Descriptors: College Programs, Institutional Mission, Sense of Community, College Graduates
Holyer, Robert – Liberal Education, 2014
Each summer, faculty and academic deans from institutions across the country make their way to the Wye River campus of the Aspen Institute on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a weeklong seminar. Described as professional development, it often turns out to be much more. The Wye Seminars have at their core a collection of classic texts--from Plato…
Descriptors: Seminars, Faculty Development, Educational History, Institutes (Training Programs)
Fuller, Ivan – Liberal Education, 2014
In November 2011, the author--Ivan Fuller, a professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Rider University--attended a joint symposium of the American Conference of Academic Deans and Phi Beta Kappa that was designed to wrestle with the question of why the humanities matter. At one session, participants…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, School Orientation, Critical Thinking
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
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
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