Peer Review: Current Issue

Peer Review, Summer 2015

Current Issue


Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education

In a world where college graduates spend the majority of their public lives engaged in work, this issue of Peer Review, sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, focuses on how colleges might reconceive preparation for work in addition to preparation for citizenship. Instead of making the case for civic learning only by noting that civic education skills also are useful in getting a job, this issue explores whether there is a more expansive and civic notion of work to which higher education might contribute.

Table of Contents
From the Editor

Shelley Johnson Carey


Caryn McTighe Musil, AAC&U

Bernie Ronan,Maricopa Community Colleges; and Derek W. M. Barker, Kettering Foundation


Amy Koritz, Drew University; and Paul Schadewald, Macalester College

José Zapata Calderón, Pitzer College; and Seth S. Pollack, California State University–Monterey Bay

James Harris, the University of San Diego and Widener University

Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University; Byron P. White, Cleveland State University; and Darlyne Menscer, Carolinas Health Care System

Mary Gowan, James Madison University; and Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Smithsonian Institution



Jean Johnson, National Issues Forums Institute

Reality Check

David J. Maurrasse, Columbia University