Liberal Education, Winter 2003

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Winter2003Vol.89No.1

Taking Hold: Liberal Education Around the Globe

Liberal education initiatives are proliferating around the world, along with other globalizing trends. This trend requires a new understanding of reciprocity between U.S. institutions and developing countries and a rethinking of study abroad programs and collaborative initiatives.

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President's Message

By Carol Geary Schneider

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By Bridget Puzon

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By Susan Gillespie
Liberal education initiatives are proliferating around the world, along with other globalizing trends. This trend requires a new understanding of reciprocity between U.S. institutions and developing countries and a rethinking of study abroad programs and collaborative initiatives.

By David E. Bloom and Henry Rosovsky
Knowledge has become for both individuals and economies a competitive advantage on a global scale. Developing countries require the creation of liberally educated citizens to contribute to their nation's social and economic advancement.

By Margaret J. Downes
The discovery of universities around the world initiating liberal education programs, where traditionally technical education prevailed, leads to a new understanding of the value of liberal education for international development abroad and curricular adaptation in the U.S.

Greater Expectations

By Andrea Leskes
As leaders in collaborative efforts to improve student achievement, colleges and universities engage in intentional strategic change. Three models of change and strategies that sustain innovations are described by involved practitioners

By William R. Grogan and Richard Vaz

By Raymond P. Canham and Carole N. Lester

By Jean O'Brien and Edmund Napieralski

Perspectives

By Neil W. Hamilton
In each generation, a profession must renew the social compact through its code of professional ethics, continuing education on its ethics, and leadership from within its ranks to attain a culture of high ideals and peer review.

By Arthur G. Zajonc
A new reframing of the knowledge project is needed to include contemplative methods and the insights that result from such methods.

By Cynthia Berryman-Fink, Brenda J. LeMaster, and Krisi A. Nelson
To promote gender equity, a Women's Leadership Program was developed using campus resources and based on careful research and planning. This case study follows the development and achievement of the three-year-old project and indicates directions for its future.

My View

By Leo I. Higdon, Jr.
Learning new and better ways to manage change while preserving the best of tradition and culture is the imperative for higher education. Seven steps for managing change provide guidelines for campus leaders

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