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Remaking College Innovation and the Liberal Arts College

ISBN-10: 1421411342
ISBN-13: 9781421411347
Edition: 2014
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Description: Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students’ intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills rather than specific professional preparation, the value proposition made by these colleges has recently come under intense pressure. Remaking College brings together a large and distinguished group of higher education leaders to define the American liberal arts model, to describe the challenges these institutions face, and to propose sustainable solutions.Both economic and strategic environments have developed to threaten these schools. Since 1990, for example, 35 percent of these institutions have transformed into "professional" colleges offering more vocational fields to their curricula while others have closed their doors entirely. Is there a future for these uniquely American institutions like Vassar and Smith, Macalester and Pomona, Middlebury and Swarthmore? Remaking College elucidates the shifting economic and financial models for liberal arts colleges and considers the opportunities afforded by technology, globalism, and intercollegiate cooperative models. Finally, it considers the unique position these schools can play in their communities and in the larger world.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Updating the Liberal Arts Mission for the Twenty-First Century
Reimagining the Liberal Arts College in America
Remaking, Renewing, Reimagining: The Liberal Arts College Takes Advantage of Change
Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing Landscape
An Opportunity to Lead
Economics and Affordability
Using Governance to Strengthen the Liberal Arts
Orchestrating Shared Governance
Knowledge, Learning, and New Technologies
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Teaching
Interdisciplinary Perspectives and the Liberal Arts
Technology in Education: Revolution or Evolution?
You Can Run, but You Can't Hide
Technology, Learning, and Campus Culture
Collaboration and Partnerships
The Future of Liberal Arts Colleges Begins with Collaboration
The College without Walls: Partnerships at Home and Abroad
The Networked College-Local, Global, Virtual
Residential Communities and Social Purpose
The Liberal Arts College Unbound
"Glowing against the Gray, Sober against the Fire": Residential Academic Communities in the Twenty-First Century
The Intercultural Connection: Students and the Liberal Arts
Future Prospects for the Liberal Arts College
More to Hope Than to Fear: The Future of the Liberal Arts College
Contributors
Index

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