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McNair, Lily D. – Liberal Education, 2019
The author, Lily D. McNair, is the president of Tuskegee University. The article is based on her talk at the Networking Luncheon for Faculty and Administrators of Color at AAC&U's 2019 annual meeting. Over the past several decades, areas of diversity have become prominent in academia as institutions have created and expanded programs for black…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Inclusion, Higher Education, College Students
Davidson, Cathy N. – Liberal Education, 2019
Higher education is receiving a lot of negative attention right now. Yet the supposedly negative view of higher education is not borne out by the statistics. Cathy Davidson believes that higher education remains important to the public good, however, she maintains that it is also in need of reformation. Because post secondary education is vital,…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Race, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
Morgenstern, Erin – Liberal Education, 2019
For the past twenty-five years, around 70 percent of college students have been holding down a job while enrolled. But high tuition fees and other expenses have made it impossible for today's students to work their way through college to earn enough to avoid debt from paying for their education. Students from low-income families suffer the most:…
Descriptors: Colleges, Student Employment, Labor Force Development, Paying for College
Ensign, Margee – Liberal Education, 2019
America is in peril, and there is reason to fear for the future. The peril stems from our fundamental and profound ignorance about the rest of the world. A May 2016 global literacy survey of college students conducted by National Geographic and the Council on Foreign Relations showed significant gaps between what young people understand about…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, College Students, Knowledge Level
Keating, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2019
As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop in its sophistication and integration into contemporary society, how well are educators preparing students to navigate this reality? Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is harnessing the expertise of faculty members across campus to create innovative curricular offerings that expose students,…
Descriptors: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Universities
Allison, Chris – Liberal Education, 2019
Chris Allison was working as a public relations executive, and had no formal business training when his father phoned and asked him to take over the reins of his Pittsburgh telecom equipment business. His father needed to focus his energies on his other business which was struggling. Because of his Liberal Arts background Allison knew exactly what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Telecommunications, Administrator Role, Business Administration
Heffernan, Kerrissa; Wright, Mary C. – Liberal Education, 2019
The academic and athletic missions of colleges and universities are often portrayed in opposition. One illustration of this tension is the recent "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal, in which illicit athletic recruiting subverted equitable admissions processes. Other less newsworthy examples of tensions around collegiate athletics include…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Athletic Coaches, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education
Bouchard, Jen Westmoreland – Liberal Education, 2019
It was once difficult for students at Normandale Community College's World Languages and Cultures Department to imagine they would travel to exotic places such as Senegal and Peru but the internationalization initiative of the World Languages and Cultures Department put these life-changing experiences within reach. The World Languages and Cultures…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Study Abroad, Two Year Colleges, Second Language Programs
Aragoni, Christen – Liberal Education, 2019
In this interview with Caroline Coward, Library Group supervisor for JPL's Enterprise and Information Systems Engineering Section, Coward discusses her own career journey, the importance of high-impact practices, and what employers--specifically NASA and JPL--look at when hiring interns and recent graduates. Other topics discussed include how a…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Space Sciences, Special Libraries, Research Libraries
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
Anderson, Kyle David; Tun, Kyaw Moe – Liberal Education, 2019
Myanmar has emerged from a military dictatorship and taken important steps toward greater democratization. The new ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), and its de facto head, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, are proponents of educational reform, and are slowly refurbishing dilapidated campuses, supporting new education…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Change Agents, Educational Change, Social Change
Reynolds, Nedra – Liberal Education, 2019
At a time when language programs around the United States are in crisis--the University of Rhode Island's Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is realigning its curriculum to emphasize proficiency and intercultural competence within a strong liberal arts context. The result of the department's recent initiatives? More than…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Departments
Rhodes, Terrel – Liberal Education, 2019
With the rising costs of participating in higher education; uncertain economies buffeted by technological, structural, and political forces; and shifting perceptions of the usefulness of credentials once obtained, the purpose of college has become a popular topic for everything from sound bites and screeds to serious studies. In our contemporary…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Cantor, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2018
Nancy Cantor is chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. This article was adapted from Cantor's address at "The Power of Civic Engagement--Across Campus, Within Communities, Beyond Borders," the premeeting symposium at the 2018 annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Cantor contemplates the power of civic…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Higher Education
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
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