This issue represents the theme of the 2009 annual meeting, "Ready or Not: Global Challenges, College Learning, and America’s Promise." Included are highlights of the meeting, along with the keynote address from the 2008 annual meeting. Additional articles examine the faculty’s role in students’ moral formation, efforts to increase access for low-income students, and the senior capstone as a transformative experience.
Drawing from a recent initiative of the Teagle Foundation, this issue presents a series of reports on the relationship between the goals and objectives of liberal education and those of the undergraduate major in each of six disciplines: biochemistry and molecular biology, classics, economics, English and foreign languages, history, and religious studies.
This issue examines how the vision for college learning outlined in the 2007 report from AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative is being enacted by particularly effective forms of educational practice and explores some of the ongoing challenges to implementation. Also included are articles on the "applied" humanities, elevating academic standards, and infusing liberal learning into business curricula.
This issue explores the potential impact of the Bologna Process on higher education in the United States, the phenomenon of global branding, and the functions and motives of U.S. institutions of higher education that are establishing overseas operations in Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.