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Folio: Bringing Quality and Equity Together

AAC&U’s Centennial Exploration of Liberal Education and the Equity Imperative

In a Challenging Global Environment, the Connections among Social Prosperity, Individual Flourishing, and Liberal Learning Are Essential and Compelling

As AAC&U looks to its second century, the need for big-picture inquiry-rich college learning has never been more evident. Economic prosperity, democratic vitality, and global progress all depend on the continued advance of new knowledge, on the full development of human talent from all sectors of society, and on all citizens’ capacity and commitment to connect knowledge responsibly with the world’s urgent challenges— economic, ethical, political, intercultural, environmental. In a complex and volatile world, Americans need more—and more cosmopolitan—liberal learning, not less.