The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs


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Chapter 1: Our Puzzle
Chapter 2: An Educational Ecology: Higher Learning through Purpose, Content, and Context
Chapter 3: The Liberal Arts versus The World
Chapter 4: Today's Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts: Purpose, Content, and Context
Chapter 5: Understanding the Impact of College Experiences on Adult Life: The Research Approach
Chapter 6: Research Outcomes: Lives of Consequence as Leaders and Altruists
Chapter 7: Research Outcomes: Lives of Inquiry through Continued Learning and Cultural Involvement
Chapter 8: Research Outcomes: Lives of Accomplishment through a Fulfilled and Successful Life
Chapter 9: The Brain and Impact Education
Chapter 10: The Question of Value: Impact Education
Chapter 11: Capturing Impact: Implications and Value
Chapter 12: Becoming Higher Educated and the Liberal Arts
Appendix 1: The Question of Cause and Effect
Appendix 2: Attributes of Participants and Colleges Attended
Appendix 3: Liberal Arts Practices, Not Institutions
Appendix 4: Data Considerations, Demographics, and Statistical Approach
Appendix 5: Statistical Results

About the Author

Richard A. Detweiler is President Emeritus of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and Founder and Managing Director of Higher Ed Impact.


"[A] superb source for those wanting a clear explanation of the value of the liberal arts." -Forbes, "The Best Higher Education Books of 2021"

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