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.
A sampling of talks from the 2003 Annual Meeting illuminating what's happening in higher education, from preparation of future faculty, through innovative teaching and learning strategies, to institutional reform.
Liberal education initiatives are proliferating around the world, along with other globalizing trends. This trend requires a new understanding of reciprocity between U.S. institutions and developing countries and a rethinking of study abroad programs and collaborative initiatives.