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Questioning The Future Of Liberal Education

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  • 1. Questioning the Future of Liberal Education
    • Bryan Alexander, NITLE
    • Chad Berry, Berea College
    • Peter Felten, Elon University
    • Ashley Finley, AAC&U
    • Amy Jessen-Marshall, Otterbein College
    • Leo Lambert, Elon University
    • Juliette Landphair, University of Richmond
    • John Ottenhoff, Associated Colleges of the Midwest
    • Michael Reder, Connecticut College
  • 2. What if...
    • ...liberal education really focused on how people learn?
    • ...we reorganized academic departments, curricula, and majors to promote and reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
    • ...we changed the reward and incentive structures for faculty, students, and academic leaders to reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
    • ...we took an assets- or solutions-based approach to students and liberal education?
    • ...we rethought how higher education is funded and structured so that high-impact educational experiences are available to all students?
  • 3. 1. What if...
    • ...liberal education really focused on how people learn?
  • 4. 2. What if...
    • ...we reorganized academic departments, curricula, and majors to promote and reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
  • 5. 3. What if...
    • ...we changed the reward and incentive structures for faculty, students, and academic leaders to reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
  • 6. 4. What if...
    • ...we took an assets- or solutions-based approach to students and liberal education?
  • 7. 5. What if...
    • ...we rethought how higher education is funded and structured so that high-impact educational experiences are available to all students?
  • 8. What if...
    • ...liberal education really focused on how people learn?
    • ...we reorganized academic departments, curricula, and majors to promote and reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
    • ...we changed the reward and incentive structures for faculty, students, and academic leaders to reflect what we know about learning and knowledge?
    • ...we took an assets- or solutions-based approach to students and liberal education?
    • ...we rethought how higher education is funded and structured so that high-impact educational experiences are available to all students?
  • 9. Choose a question
    • In your small group, respond to, sharpen, dissect, improve ... the question.
  • 10. Synthesize your discussion
    • In your group, write on one notecard your revised question(s).
  • 11. What else?
    • What are one or two other fundamental questions that need to be asked?
  • 12. What’s next?
    • Your questions and synthesis (now), http://blogs.nitle.org/let
    • Academic Commons volume (later 2010), http://academiccommons.org
    • Continuing conversations

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