OF SUPPORT IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA
& SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
ON COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES
By Richard H. Hersh and Carol Geary Schneider
Higher education must do more to emphasize the development
of personal and social responsibility as core outcomes
of a liberal education, and robust assessments of these
outcomes must be developed. The time is right for a
visible national effort to advance these goals.
EDUCATING FOR PERSONAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
By Lynn E. Swaner
In 2004, AAC&U commissioned a review of the relevant
literature and research on the development of personal
and social responsibility during college. This article
is an abridgement of the review.
TEACHING ETHICAL EXCELLENCE: ARTFUL RESPONSE-ABILITY,
CREATIVE INTEGRITY, CHARACTER OPUS
By Bill Puka
Many of the programs designed to help students develop
their moral insight and reasoning skills are too narrowly
focused. This look at the various program foci as components
of a more inclusive program encourages consideration
of how some main themes can be enhanced.
IT TAKES A
VILLAGE: ACADEMIC DISHONESTY & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
By Donald L. McCabe
A liberal education encourages students to accept responsibility
for the ethical consequences of their ideas and actions.
Thus, the goal is not simply to reduce cheating
STUDENT CHEATING: AS SERIOUS AN ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
PROBLEM AS FACULTY-ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS AS USUAL?
By Bill Puka
Issues of academic integrity must be considered within
the larger context of campus culture, which is influenced
by the ethical practices of faculty and administrators
as well as students.
LIBERAL EDUCATION AND AMERICA'S PROMISE
WHAT REALLY MATTERS
IN COLLEGE: HOW STUDENTS VIEW & VALUE LIBERAL EDUCATION
By Debra Humphreys and Abigail Davenport
The findings from a series of focus groups, held with
high school and college students in four locations in
different regions of the country, reveal student attitudes
toward liberal education.
INTEGRATED LEARNING AND RESEARCH ACROSS DISCIPLINARY
BOUNDARIES: ENGAGING STUDENTS
By Lucia Albino Gilbert, Paige E. Schilt, and Sheldon
The University of Texas at Austin has launched two initiatives
interdisciplinary study and participation in research
into the core mission of undergraduate education. Both
are rooted in the university’s identity as a large
and diverse research institution and designed to provide
the majority of students with the kinds of unique educational
opportunities typically reserved for honors students.
A GLOBAL WARMING TOWARD WOMEN IN ACADEMIA?
By Christine Hult, Ronda Callister, and Kim Sullivan
Different types of universities are finding similar
sources of dissatisfaction among women faculty in the
sciences and engineering. Through participation in the
National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program,
Utah State University seeks to analyze and address the
“chilly climate” for these women on its
SECULARISM & SPIRITUALITY IN TODAY’S
ACADEMY: A HEURISTIC MODEL
By Thomas B. Coburn
The encounter of spirituality and secularism in liberal
education holds high promise for helping the contemporary
academy out of its centuries-long overemphasis on the
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