Liberal Education

Liberal Education, Summer 2015
Summer 2015

The summer 2015 issue of Liberal Education features a set of articles on “global learning,” focusing on the origins of this recently defined dimension of liberal education and its relation to “inclusive excellence,” the decline of international studies and the dangers it poses for the United States,  and the sense of “belonging” as an enabling condition for global learning. Also included is a personal history of the evolving role of faculty in the work of AAC&U, an account of teaching Dante in Paris on 9/11, a look at college-prison partnerships, a call for the tenure and promotion process to be reformed in order to reward engaged scholarship, and a call for reforming the way teacher evaluations are conducted.

Liberal Education, Winter-Spring, 2015
Winter/Spring 2015

This special double issue focuses on the LEAP Challenge, the next phase of AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative. Articles present the LEAP Challenge and, through exploration of a variety of campus exemplars, its central concept of Signature Work. Along with selected presentations from AAC&U’s 2015 annual meeting, the winter/spring issue also features a look at key moments in the association’s history—the first in a yearlong series of commissioned articles marking the AAC&U Centennial.


Liberal Education: Fall, 2014
Fall 2014

This special anniversary issue features a look back at AAC&U's first one hundred years.

Liberal Education, Summer 2014
Summer 2014

This issue focuses on the leadership role individual faculty members can play as agents of curricular change by, for example, customizing student course evaluations, incorporating a global perspective into courses, and redesigning first-year orientation courses. Also included are an appeal to attend to the formation of students’ souls, a call for a new developmental paradigm for liberal education, a history of the Wye Faculty Seminars, and a warning about a creeping managerialism within college and university administration.