What Liberal Education Looks Like

whatliberaledlookslike_300px.pngWhat It Is, Who It’s For, and Where It Happens

Print Edition (PDF)
$15 (AAC&U Members); $25 (Nonmembers)


Digital Edition (PDF)


What Liberal Education Looks Like presents a guiding vision of educational excellence that is grounded in equity and inclusion. In distilling the principles, practices, and contemporary challenges of liberal education, this signature AAC&U publication clearly describes the learning all students need for success in an uncertain future and for addressing the compelling issues we face as a democracy and as a global community—regardless of where they study, what they major in, or what their career goals are.

Developed in consultation with leaders across higher education, drawing on innovations at colleges and universities of all types, and responding to the most urgent challenges of our time, What Liberal Education Looks Like is ideally suited for discussion by governing boards, faculty, students, and other stakeholder groups. A discount is applied to orders of ten or more print copies. 



Click here to view the video message from AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella announcing the release of What Liberal Education Looks Like.

Click here to view President Pasquerella’s keynote address to the 2020 Institute on General Education and Assessment in which she presents AAC&U’s vision of liberal education.