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Photo on Liberal Education cover of film student at Georgia State University using a virtual reality headset.
ISSUE: Winter 2022

A Window to the World: Virtual reality and global learning

This issue delves into the opportunities virtual reality offers global learning, exploring the ways it can transport students to places around the world even when travel isn’t possible. Also inside: how to support neurodiverse students; why we need to bring public policy into science classes; and what true lifelong learning looks like.

ISSUE: Summer 2021

Deep Roots: A strong mentoring program can keep faculty long term

Looking to improve faculty retention? This issue explores how a strong mentoring program can make a difference. Also in this issue: Extremist threats to colleges and ways to respond. Plus, controversies over common reading programs, and how to get (distracted) students’ attention.

ISSUE: Spring 2021

Perceptions of the Value of Higher Education

Is a college degree worth it, despite the money and time involved? The answer depends upon whom you ask. This issue presents findings from recent surveys of the general public and employers about the value of higher education, as well as several articles that explore the critical role that liberal education plays in preparing today’s students to be the workers and active citizens of the future.

ISSUE: Winter 2021

Food Banks on Campus

Amid the pandemic, nearly six in ten students lack basic needs. Students enduring hunger are twice as likely to fail out. More than seven hundred campuses have food banks—but are colleges and universities doing enough? This issue takes a look at establishing campus food banks and their role during and after the pandemic. Also in this issue: Two policy experts offer their thoughts and assessments about higher education under the Biden administration. Clemson University looks back to move forward on intercultural communication efforts. Faculty deploy a curriculum to combat misinformation. Students learn to map environmental racism. And one solution for tackling student cheating? Rethink assignments.