Peer Review: Future Topics
Global Learning: Crossing Majors, Borders, and Backyards
Global learning, which was once synonymous with “study abroad,” is now defined by the VALUE rubrics as “a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political) and their implications for people's lives and the earth's sustainability. This issue of Peer Review examines the role of global education in fostering local and global civic engagement.
Capstones and Signature Work
(Supported by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations)
This issue presents findings from the eight-campus LEAP Challenge: Engaging in Capstones and Signature Work project consortium. Cross-consortium perspectives are presented in the feature articles, which are organized around the five themes that emerged during the project—defining capstones and signature work, organizing capstones and signature work, student preparedness for capstones and signature work, institutional readiness for capstones and signature work, and assessing capstones and signature work.
Enacting General Education as If It Matters—Because It Does
The oft criticized slow pace of change in higher education may have a surprising example of beneficial resilience in support of liberal education. The noticeable example of all things is general education, which will be explored in this issue. In a world of rapid disruption, narcissism, and obsession with the new, general education has emerged as a place of collaboration, thoughtfulness, creativity, innovation and inquiry.