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. 91, No. 3/4, Summer

Board Statement
IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA, we have all been reminded of our connections to and shared responsibility for our fellow citizens and neighboring communities. Recent events have also raised pressing questions about the role of "public" institutions,...
Educating for Personal & Social Responsibility: A Review of the Literature
WlTH ITS NATIONAL REPORT Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College (2002), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) highlighted the need for higher education to develop "responsible" learners,...
Fostering Personal & Social Responsibility on College & University Campuses
THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY had barely begun before the spirit of promise left in the wake of the Cold War was dispelled by a renewed sense of peril. Hopes for a "new world order" were dashed quickly and violently on September 11, 2001, when it became clear...
From the Editor
What do phrases like "moral education" mean within the context of both secular and religious universities, and whose morality ought to guide or influence the education of today's students? Which duties to self and society are to be cultivated, and how?...
Integrated Learning and Research across Disciplinary Boundaries: Engaging Students
AS CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY explore ways to strengthen interdisciplinary studies and involve undergraduates in research, questions emerge about how best to integrate existing course offerings and majors, develop curricular rigor and agility, and strengthen...
Is There a Global Warming toward Women in Academia?
WHILE GLOBAL WARMING toward women in academia (in this case a desirable trend) may be occurring in some academic departments or institutions-most notably in community colleges-the same cannot be said for many colleges of Science, Engineering, and Technology...
It Takes a Village: Academic Dishonesty & Educational Opportunity
FOR THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS, I have researched questions of academic integrity. My initial interest in these questions was driven by my own experience as an undergraduate at Princeton University in the mid-1960s. Graduating from a high school where cheating...
Secularism & Spirituality in Today's Academy: A Heuristic Model
ALEXANDER ASTIN'S RECENT ESSAY (2004), "Why Spirituality Deserves a Central Place in Liberal Education," makes a powerful argument for rethinking some of our common assumptions about higher education. The case he makes is hard to ignore when one considers...
Student Cheating: As Serious an Academic Integrity Problem as Faculty-Administration Business as Usual?
IN SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE, the ethical problems of college life are small. One billion of our six billion fellow humans are apparently ill or dying in pain of unnecessary deprivation at this moment. We live with a democratic government that pays mostly Hp...
Teaching Ethical Excellence: Artful Response-Ability, Creative Integrity, Character Opus
MOST UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS acknowledge the need to engender social responsibility, at least among students. College mission statements feature this goal front and center. Whether or not dishonesty or irresponsibility is common on campus, students...
What Really Matters in College: How Students View & Value Liberal Education
LIBERAL EDUCATION and America's Promise: Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College (LEAP), the decade-long campaign launched earlier this year by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), rests on two fundamental premises....
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