Liberal Education Publications

Peer Review, Fall 2009
Peer Review, Fall 2009

Peer Review, Fall, 2009: Features articles on best practices in campus study abroad programs, research on the impact of study abroad, and analysis of the role and limitations of study abroad as a strategy for global learning.Read more

Liberal Education, Summer 2009
Liberal Education, Summer 2009

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.Read more

Peer Review, Summer 2009
Peer Review, Summer 2009

Peer Review, Summer, 2009: This issue makes the case for a bridge between the undergraduate and public health communities, illustrates the potential for public health education as a vehicle for liberal learning, and provides concrete examples and approaches to the development of high quality undergraduate courses and curricula.

The edition is produced with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation as part of AAC&U’s Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative.Read more
Liberal Education, Spring 2009
Liberal Education, Spring 2009

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.Read more

Peer Review, Spring 2009
Peer Review, Spring 2009

Peer Review, Spring, 2009: This issue addresses specific challenges faculty are facing in the classroom today. It explores issues related to developing collaborative and hands-on learning opportunities, research on the relationship between expectations and achievement, and ways to teach about controversial subjects and issues that challenge students' deeply held beliefs.

SOLD OUT - full issue is available as a PDF.Read more

Liberal Education and Effective Practice
Liberal Education, Winter 2009

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.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

Peer Review, Winter 2009

Peer Review, Winter, 2009: This issue focuses on AAC&U’s VALUE project and provides an overview of new assessment approaches it is helping campuses develop, including the application of rubrics assessing a broad set of important learning outcomes using examples of student work completed over time in an e-portfolio. Articles address rubric development, e-portfolios for learning and assessment, assessment processes, and the use of assessment results for individual, program, and institutional improvements.

The Winter 2009 issue of Peer Review has sold out. Articles are available online and the full issue is available as a PDF.Read more

Liberal Education, Fall 2008
Liberal Education, Fall 2008

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.Read more

Peer Review, Fall 2008
Peer Review, Fall 2008

Peer Review, Fall, 2008: Intentionality and integrative learning, captured in the LEAP vision of essential learning outcomes, have been themes in AAC&U work for decades. This issue features articles about institutions that are aligning institutional practices with educational goals, making clear to students what the important outcomes of college are, and developing opportunities for them to integrate and apply what they are learning.

The Fall 2008 issue of Peer Review has sold out. Articles are available online and the full issue is available as a PDF.Read more

Liberal Education, Summer 2008
Liberal Education, Summer 2008

This issue represents the theme of AAC&U’s 2008 annual meeting, “Intentional Learning, Unscripted Challenges: Knowledge and Imagination for an Interdependent World.”Read more

Liberal Education, Spring 2008
Liberal Education, Spring 2008

This issue explores undergraduate science education, including a look at curricular and pedagogical issues related to teaching non-majors and developments in the undergraduate STEM learning environment.Read more

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