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Coleman, Arthur L. – Liberal Education, 2014
After a decade of silence, the US Supreme Court in two recent cases has spoken on issues of race and ethnicity in higher education--in June 2013, with its "Fisher v. University of Texas" opinion, and in April 2014, with the "Schuette v. BAMN" decision. In "Fisher," the court amplified and elaborated on key points of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Racial Factors
Crutcher, Betty Neal – Liberal Education, 2014
Cross-cultural mentoring involves an ongoing, intentional, and mutually enriching relationship with someone of a different race, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or nationality. Generally more experienced, the cross-cultural mentor guides the intellectual and personal development of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Inclusion, Cross Cultural Training, Intercultural Programs
Tritelli, David – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, the author presents an interview with two former and the current president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: John W. Chandler, Paula P. Brownlee, and Carol Geary Schneider. John W. Chandler was president of the association from 1985 to 1990, Paula P. Brownlee was president from 1990 to 1998, and Carol Geary…
Descriptors: Interviews, Professional Associations, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational History
Curtis, Mark H. – Liberal Education, 2014
It is not a surprise that presidents of American colleges formed an association. What is cause for wonder is why it took them so long. By 1869, there were 563 colleges in this nation. Yet not until 1914 did a handful of presidents feel the need to band together and found the Association of American Colleges (AAC). The Association of American…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Educational History, Organizational Effectiveness
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2014
The ninetieth anniversary of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) offers an opportunity for reflection. Where is higher education now in the shared commitment to the values and practices of liberal education, and where do they need to go, within the academy as a whole and within AAC&U itself? This article provides…
Descriptors: General Education, Inclusion, Equal Education, Higher Education
Gaston, Paul L. – Liberal Education, 2014
This article was adapted from Paul L. Gaston's address to the 2014 annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges and Universities." The panel session talk "Accreditation: Riding the Wave of Innovation--or Going Under?" addressed issues surrounding the many proposals for demolishing and rebuilding higher education…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accountability, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
Bowen, José Antonio – Liberal Education, 2014
This article by José Antonio Bowen was presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges and Universities" where the discussion included the question of how technology was bringing new tools and new competition to higher education, but was also changing basic rules about how "we operate" as human…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, College Instruction, Critical Thinking
Fong, Bobby – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, author Bobby Fong states that what is needed in higher education today is a renewed urgency and commitment to assist students in forming their souls. Fong suggests soul-making is integral to education at our institutions--whether secular or religious-- and it ought to make itself felt in all areas of academic life.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Spiritual Development, Consciousness Raising
Thompson, Robert J., Jr. – Liberal Education, 2014
Higher education in the United States has been a source of pride but also the target of continuous debates, criticisms, and calls for reform. In the first decade of this century, concerns were focused on the effectiveness of educational practices and the quality of student learning, as well as access and escalating costs. As a consequence, there…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Role of Education
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
Schneider, Carol Geary – Liberal Education, 2014
Ten years ago, AAC&U (then AAC) issued a landmark report, "Integrity in the College Curriculum: A Report to the Academic Community". Anticipating the academy's sternest external critics by nearly a decade, "Integrity" offered a sweeping and incisive critique of curricular practice throughout higher education. "As for…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Educational Change, Integrity, Higher Education
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
Major, William – Liberal Education, 2014
Debates over online education versus old-school brick-and mortar, face-to-face instruction generally go in one of several directions, often at the same time. Advocates for online instruction might point to the freedom it provides the learner who can advance at his or her own pace, retrieving and reviewing materials, attending "lectures,"…
Descriptors: Empathy, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Group Dynamics
Neem, Johann N. – Liberal Education, 2014
For the past century, the academy has found a home in the university--they have been co-constitutive. Rising prices, declining state support, neoliberal assumptions about the value of education and how to fund it, and the growing number of students seeking higher education for vocational purposes have placed pressure on the university as an…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Trends, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Fong, Colin – Liberal Education, 2014
Bobby Fong, was president of Ursinus College until his death in September 2014 and is the only person to have served twice as chair of the AAC&U Board of Directors. In this article, his son Collin presents remarks made at the memorial service for his father. Collin describes his father as a man with a mission, and that mission was to make the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Biographies, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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