This issue represents the theme of AAC&U's 2004 Annual Meeting -- practicing liberal education. It features topics such as liberal education and the professions, civic engagement, producing minority leaders, and the role of spirituality in liberal education. Additional essays explore faculty development, networked collaboration as a means of curricular change, and "Ten Lessons for Liberal Education Regarding the Higher Education Act Reauthorization."
The winter issue of Liberal Education celebrates ninety years of AAC&U history and publication, a history that has always had a central focus on the liberal education to which every student should have access for their full human development. The Featured Topic section takes stock of the current enterprises in undergraduate education and looks forward across the educational horizon.
Seen in the larger context of globalization, economic trends, and the changing academy, the nature of the faculty profession is radically changing from its traditional understanding of teaching, research, and service. This issue looks at what is happening on a micro level of campus life and the overall direction the profession is heading.
Features articles on how college students learn how to advance their intellectual and ethical development. The issue also includes perspectives on the "geoethics of citizenship," program assessment at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and remarks on the value of liberal education by Alan Greenspan.