Liberal Education: Article Proposal Guidelines

Liberal Education welcomes proposals for articles on any topic related to undergraduate liberal education. The magazine’s readership includes college and university administrators, faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students, as well as foundation officers, policymakers, and media professionals involved in higher education issues. Articles are generally between 1,500 and 3,500 words and follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Please see the current issue for examples of topics and types of feature articles and perspective essays. 

Proposals should be one to two paragraphs and offer a brief summary of the article, noting its main point and giving concrete examples that would be used to support it. Please describe the big takeaway for Liberal Education readers and what experience, expertise, or background makes you a good writer for the topic. We look for unique voice, high-quality writing, good storytelling, and articles that provide different perspectives—from faculty members, administrators, students, community members, and others—on an issue. Please send proposals to liberaled@aacu.org to the attention of the editors-in-chief, Christen Aragoni and Emily Schuster. Please allow a minimum of eight to twelve weeks for a response.