Remaking College Innovation and the Liberal Arts College
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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|