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Traver, Amy E.; Nedd, Rolecia – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, the authors reviewed one effort to deepen students' connections to the humanities through the use of campus-based cultural resources at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), a minority-serving institution in one of the most diverse counties in the United States. Focusing specifically on…
Descriptors: Humanities, Community Colleges, Cultural Capital, Educational Resources
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)
Neuschel, Kristen; Rego, Márcia – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, the authors report on the results of a three-year study they conducted on assessment practices in general education courses at Duke University as part of a three-institution (Duke, the University of Kansas, and the University of Nebraska) research project funded by the Spencer Foundation. At all three institutions, researchers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, General Education, Evaluation Methods, Individual Characteristics
Purinton, Ted; Skaggs, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2018
To better understand what it means to promote the liberal arts in countries without strong liberal arts traditions, the authors recently asked presidents, chancellors, and provosts of some distinctive universities to reflect on their own leadership practices. In this article, the authors provide a glimpse of the challenges involved in leading…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Leadership Styles, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration
McInerney, Daniel J. – Liberal Education, 2018
Educators who recognize the need to clarify their programs' goals have focused much effort over the past decade on learning outcome statements that summarize complex academic ideas in succinct terms. But have the projects gone far enough? While faculty have worked to demystify disciplines and programs, the words they use still come across as…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
Thomas, Carolyn; Sedell, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2018
The divide between faculty members' positions as teachers and students' positions as learners can be challenging to see, much less overcome. As experts, faculty may fail to provide appropriate entry points or convey specific goals, even when they think they are succeeding in these areas. Because they are rooted in their experience of teaching…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Faculty Development
Adams, Amy; Dudley, Dana – Liberal Education, 2018
In recent years, the increasing cost of higher education has introduced a new level of scrutiny toward colleges and universities, including the concern of prospective students and their families about the return on investment (ROI) of a college education. California's Pepperdine University wants its students to be transformed, inside and out, to…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Institutional Mission, Transformative Learning, College Students
Patel, Eboo – Liberal Education, 2018
New religious diversity of the late 20th and early 21st centuries requires Americans to move from the idea of a Judeo-Christian America to that of an Interfaith America. This article notes that a big part of America's current problem is how it has sacralized its tribal divide, with tribalism in today's America taking a particularly dangerous turn.…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Christianity, Minority Groups
Van Tassel, Kristin; Jorsch, Thomas F. – Liberal Education, 2018
Faculty at Bethany College, Kansas found that when engaging with controversial topics like social justice, students needed lower-stakes spaces to think--and history and writing, together, provided these needed spaces. When taught in combination, these two subject areas prompted engagement and self-reflection, and the interdisciplinary synergy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing Assignments, College Faculty
Oxtoby, David W. – Liberal Education, 2018
In an era where educational "success" has been too connected to standardized tests and the development of narrowly focused skills in preparation for particular jobs, college graduates need to be prepared to respond creatively to the complexities of the modern world. America's colleges and universities must be redesigned to enhance…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Readiness
Watson, C. Edward; McConnell, Kathryne Drezek – Liberal Education, 2018
Higher education broadly and liberal arts institutions specifically are experiencing a range of critical challenges, not the least of which are shifts in what today's undergraduates choose for their major. For instance, data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reveal that, since 2008, there has been a precipitous…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Higher Education
Dorman, Steve; Brown, Kelli – Liberal Education, 2018
Because of the move toward automation and a more knowledge-based economy, it is imperative that colleges and universities develop graduates who have the capacity for continued growth--graduates with a foundation of skills and knowledge that can be built upon for future employment. A liberal arts education can expose students to depth in an area…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Career Readiness
Sheppard, Gilda; Zaragoza, Anthony – Liberal Education, 2018
An interdisciplinary liberal arts program can prompt innovative ideas and self-discovery when fired in a kiln of social and economic justice fueled by high-impact practices. Developing learning communities, internships, group projects, local-to-global learning, community-based service learning, and capstone projects can enhance education and…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Public Colleges, Adult Education, Liberal Arts
Aoun, Joseph E.; Kosslyn, Stephen M. – Liberal Education, 2018
Technology is a catalyst that is reconfiguring every profession, from finance to medicine to media. Old verities about "useful" skills are disappearing into the cloud. Many students give the existential question "What do I want to be?" a simple response: "Employed." It is not obvious what skills that will require in a…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, 21st Century Skills, Automation, Context Effect
Varlotta, Lori – Liberal Education, 2018
In this article, Lori Varlotta, president of small liberal arts institution Hiram College, describes how she and her team have launched a systemic change process that includes modifying the entire academic structure: first-year experience, majors, core curriculum, graduation requirements, and student learning outcomes. Hiram's model for academic…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Change, Models, Student Educational Objectives
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