Magazine article Liberal Education

From the Editor

Magazine article Liberal Education

From the Editor

Article excerpt

American higher education shows vital signs. While we measure, weigh, survey, assess, and otherwise take the pulse of the enterprise, signals of education's liveliness-independent of such study and counting-come from many quarters. At the Association, we work with campuses that illustrate that message in a myriad of activities around such topics as general education, science education for civic engagement, the preparation of future faculty, and globalization.

Likewise, the message comes to my desk in the language and preoccupations of campus communities, written by campus leaders as they strive to offer their students education of high quality. In each issue of Liberal Education, authors find a place for their articles where they can express their interests, ideas, and innovations in collegial exchange. These voices from the field reflect one strong aspect of academic vitality.

The present issue shows a range of higher education's capacities: preparing an educated citizenry, dedication to the power of intellectual life, and social action grounded in learning, among other things. …

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