Topic: Perspectives on Higher Education
Universities are pressured to demonstrate results: student learning, graduation rates, and guaranteed employability. Liberal arts studies have come under fire as detrimental to employability goals. Yet, most of the skills and knowledge learned in liberal arts programs are life-long and contribute to human development and moral understanding.
As an institution focused on providing alternative learning pathways for the adult learner, how and in what ways can we be purveyors of hope to serve the public good? What principles in our curriculum and teaching will shape and inform our implementation strategies?