Today’s world is an increasingly unsafe place for many scholars. This issue’s cover story looks at how colleges and universities can be lifelines for them. Also inside: Competitive sport as a liberal arts major, community engagement lessons from George Floyd square, freedom of expression and inclusion, and more.
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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.
In this issue: The tenuous position of adjunct faculty and how it negatively affects student learning and endangers academic freedom. Also inside: Students rise to the challenges of the pandemic; diverse identities in the Nuevo South; and why we need a science-proficient society.
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.
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.