Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on June 19, 2017

Liberal Education, Spring 2017
Vol. 103, No. 2

This issue of Liberal Education features presentations and remarks made in January at AAC&U’s 2017 annual meeting, “Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence.”



Rebuilding Public Trust in an Age of Anti-Intellectualism
President’s Message

Barriers to Women’s Leadership in the Academy
Lynn Pasquerella’s address to the Networking Breakfast for Women Faculty and Administrators

The Contours of Free Expression on Campus
Frederick M. Lawrence explores free speech, academic freedom, and civility

How Colleges’ Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students
Alexander W. Astin discusses the issues described in his latest book

Also in this Issue:

  • Assessing Students’ Global Engagement
  • New Data on Incoming Transgender College Students
  • Courageous Responses to Persistent Equity Gaps
  • Promoting the Success of Students of Color by Promoting the Success of Faculty of Color
  • An Interview with the 2017 Cross Award Recipients

Liberal Education expresses the voices of educators working to enrich liberal learning and quality in undergraduate education.

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