LIBERAL ARTS CHALLENGES

Elements of the Liberal Arts

Pedagogy

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Challenges to Which the Liberal Arts
Must Respond in Contemporary Society

The liberal arts curriculum must respond to the following challenges, which are driven by powerful historical forces. These challenges are of concern to the academic administrators and political leaders of the state, as well as to its citizens. Curricular responses must be developed that do not compromise the intellectual and ethical integrity of the liberal arts faculty.

1. Technology

  • 1.1. Technological Literacy

    1.1.1. Word Processing

    1.1.2. Data Analysis

    1.2. Classroom Technology

    1.2.1. Web-Based Research

    1.2.2. Online Course Documents

    1.3. Decentralized Learning

    1.3.1 Distance Learning

    1.32. Learning Communities & Community Learning

  • 2. Job Market

  • 2.1. Global Economy & Regional Economies

    2.2. Increased Competition & Speed-Up

    2.3. Professional & Personal Services

    2.3. Technology Industry

    2.3.1. Scientists, Engineers & Technicians

    2.3.2. Management

    2.4. Politics, Lobbying & Public Information/Education; Citizenship

  • 3. Cultural Interaction & Integration

  • 3.1. Foundations of Culture: Social Systems & Personal Identity

    3.2. Values Clarification

    3.3. Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

  • 4. New-Classical (Neo-Liberal) Economics

  • 4.1. Free Market & Corporate Management Ideology

    4.2. Taxpayer Revolt; Underfunding of Public Services

    4.2. Lack of Understanding & Support for Higher Education

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    --Arthur Warmoth (5/01)