Liberal arts education is one of the founding missions of community colleges. However, it has drifted toward vocational training to such an extent that the dominant narrative of the 21st-century community college portrays a job (re)training center more than an educational institution.
This volume offers a timely, much-needed, and persuasive argument for the importance of a liberal arts education, particularly in the humanities, for all students attending a public, comprehensive community college.
- The Landscape of the Liberal Arts
- What Happened to the Liberal Arts?
- Two-Year Humanities
- A President’s View on the Importance of the Liberal Arts in Community Colleges
- Why Community College Students Need Great Books
- Discovering History at the Community College
- Why Community Colleges Need the Academic Study of Religion
- How Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Programs Prepare Students for Workforce and Life
- A 21st-Century Humanities for the Community College
- Sources on Liberal Arts in the Community College
This is the 163rd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series, an essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
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