Liberal Education Publications

Liberal Education, Winter 2012
Liberal Education, Winter 2012

This issue presents several perspectives on the ongoing national efforts to increase college completion rates, focusing in particular on the potential negative unintended consequences for educational quality. Other topics include successful models of change for STEM reform, program-level assessment, the development of liberal education outcomes at America's service academies, outcomes of global learning, school-college collaboration, and the uses of mobile technology.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2010
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2010

In the face of today's financial challenges, higher education institutions across the country are struggling to provide pathways to quality higher education and academic success, particularly for underserved students. This issue of Diversity & Democracy offers concrete suggestions for how higher education can improve access and success and strengthen learning outcomes despite economic barriers.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2009
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2009

By incorporating diverse content, perspectives, and approaches into the curriculum, faculty of all disciplines have found both pedagogical and curricular routes that strengthen scholarship and prepare students for engagement with today's complex world. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the various ways that faculty are engaging with diversity across the disciplines to support student learning and improve achievement of important liberal learning outcomes.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2009
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2009

Assessing diversity outcomes, particularly those related to the development of personal and social responsibility, challenges educators seeking to demonstrate the positive effects of liberal education. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines new projects and practices that are developing compelling evidence of students' intercultural, global, and civic learning.Read more

Liberal Education, Fall 2006
Liberal Education, Fall 2006

This issue foregrounds the need for a comprehensive and transformative approach to the reorganization of faculty work. Articles examine threats to professional autonomy, the future of faculty governance, and support for faculty in the middle phase of their careers. Also included are the winning student essays from the University of Wisconsin System’s Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition and articles exploring the roles of “social justice” and “other ways of knowing” in liberal education.Read more

Liberal Education, Spring 2005
Liberal Education, Spring 2005

This issue represents the theme of AAC&U's 2005 annual meeting, "Liberal Education and the New Academy." Included are selected papers presented at the meeting. Additional essays explore the challenge of religion in the liberal education of world citizens, the civic promise of service learning, and the defense of liberal education.Read more

Liberal Education, Winter 2005
Liberal Education, Winter 2005

With an eye to the future, this issue explores the present state of diversity on campus. It also features explorations of the relationship between liberal education and the entrepreneurial mindset and between teaching students and waiting tables; discussion of the economics of higher education; and reflections on the role of liberal learning within the context of the political and social tumult of the late 1960s.Read more

Liberal Education, Summer 2004
Liberal Education, Summer 2004

The summer issue of Liberal Education explores the field of cultural studies and its impact on the undergraduate general education curriculum. Additional essays address whether we need an Academic Bill of Rights, ways to infuse elements of civic engagement into the curriculum, and the Quality in Higher Education (QUE) project for reforming undergraduate education.Read more

Liberal Education, Spring 2004
Liberal Education, Spring 2004

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."Read more

Liberal Education, Winter 2004
Liberal Education, Winter 2004

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.Read more

Liberal Education, Fall 2003
Liberal Education, Fall 2003

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.Read more

Liberal Education, Winter 2003
Liberal Education, Winter 2003

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.Read more

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