Magazine article Liberal Education

From the Editor

Magazine article Liberal Education

From the Editor

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Experiential educational programs have become standard offerings in curricula, with service learning, in particular, gaining prominence across the country. And that accounts for this issue's coverage of programs that come under the umbrella of experiential learning. The Discourse section showcases these programs.

Behind every solid program of study lie the less eye-catching aspects that, though not prominent, are essential and well-deserving of the old chestnut, "Without whose help this work could not have been done." While the issue does not highlight these, recognizing the integral nature of their role completes any look at experiential education. First of course is the administrative structure. To be a learning experience, there are guarantees rightly needed before a program proposal runs the gamut of committees for academic approval. Whether it is a faculty member or an administrative officer directing an experiential program, the process requires skill and patience, persuasion and patience, to pass the test of credit-worthiness. …

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