Liberal Education

An academic journal devoted to the promotion of liberal learning and the improvement of undergraduate education. Publishes theoretical and practical contributions on teaching and learning, leadership, faculty innovation, and institutional change. This is

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 4, Fall

1945 Opening the Doors of Opportunity: Liberal Education and the Veterans
IntroductionSince the GI Bill radically changed U.S. higher education, the question arose as to whether (then) AAC was involved in the planning and implementation of the GI Bill that brought service men and women to college and university campuses. The...
Aligning Faculty Activities & Student Behavior: Realizing the Promise of Greater Expectations
THAT FACULTY MATTER TO STUDENT LEARNING is a widely accepted article of faith with substantial empirical support. Indeed, based on their review of several thousand studies of college student development, Pascarella and Terertzini (1991, 611) concluded...
Beyond Computer Literacy: Implications of Technology for the Content of a College Education
COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET already play several important roles in liberal education.1. Computer literacy and fluency: the ability of students to use computers and the Internet as tools for general purposes2. Effectiveness: the use of technology to foster...
Computing, Research, & Teaching: A Humanities Trifecta!
FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS, computer technology has played a central role in my teaching and research. When I chose to pursue a PhD in English rather than attend law school (as everyone in my family of attorneys was expected to do), I did not think about...
From the Editor
"Looking forward" could be the motto that characterizes the advances in the uses of electronic technology for learning. This issue, looking at such uses, is future oriented. In the accounts of what is developing within higher education, Steve Ehrmann...
Linking Liberal & Professional Learning in Nursing Education
THE SPIRIT OF THE HUMANITIES has been present in the delivery of nursing care since its beginning. But it was not until the turn of the twentieth century that nursing educators mandated that nursing education would include distinct courses from the liberal...
Reflections on the Cultural Climate of Plagiarism
IF FREQUENCY OF E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION is any indication, college professors and administrators indeed took notice of last fall's article in the New York Times, "A Campus Fad That's Being Copied: Internet Plagiarism" (Rimer 2003), on Rutgers Professor Donald...
Rescuing Writing Instruction: How to Save Time & Money with Technology
How to Save Time & Money with TechnologyAFTER DECADES of trying to grow grass in a sandy backyard at the Jersey shore, my father learned his lesson. "It only takes two things to have a nice lawn," he mused philosophically, "time and money." Until...
Theatre Studies as a Practical Liberal Education
AT A TIME when college administrators, faculties, and parents are debating the purpose and value of higher education, the rising cost of a baccalaureate degree, and the role education plays in the twenty-first century, a major in theatre, theatre studies...
The Promise of Computer Literacy
SOME MIGHT FIND IT SURPRISING to see an issue of Liberal Education devoted to technology. Although computers and the Internet are playing roles in virtually every aspect of the work done at our member colleges and universities, discussions regarding...
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