Liberal Education: Current Issue
How COVID-19 Turned Higher Ed Upside Down and Created New Urgency for Racial Justice, Student Well-Being, and Democratic Engagement
Welcome to the new Liberal Education, a reimagining of the original Liberal Education that incorporates the themes of AAC&U’s now-retired journals, Diversity & Democracy and Peer Review. When we began developing this publication, we never imagined that we would launch the inaugural issue during a global pandemic, a moment of racial reckoning, and a time of heightened uncertainty—politically, socially, economically, and environmentally. But the difficulties of this moment underscore the importance of liberal education and the information and insights we work to bring you. The entire issue grapples with the current world reality, with our cover story featuring eight educators talking about serving students and fostering racial healing as the pandemic continues.