Liberal arts colleges

Liberal arts colleges explore interdisciplinary pathways with computer science

Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses.

Study traces characteristics of undergraduate education to key measures of success in life

Study links certain traits of undergraduate education to success in life: meaningful interaction with professors, studying a variety of fields outside the major and having classroom talks that go to issues of ethics and life.

High-achieving, low-income students remain rare at the most selective colleges

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The most selective colleges are failing to enroll more low-income students, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is calling for a "poverty preference" in college admissions.

Lynn University and General Assembly team up on credit-bearing study abroad

Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

Virginia Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider injunction stopping Sweet Briar's closure

Virginia Supreme Court gives opponents of closure another shot at an injunction to keep the college going. But even if that strategy works, will there be students left to educate?

Proactive college closures, like Sweet Briar's, may be good for investors

Troubled colleges closing proactively rather than running themselves off a cliff may be a good development for investors in public debt, a top ratings agency says.

Sweet Briar College will shut down

UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

New analysis challenges the narrative of decline about liberal arts colleges

New analysis suggests that the institutions aren't disappearing -- and may be growing if one counts honors colleges at public universities. 

 

New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts colleges

Lipscomb University shows what competency-based education can look like in its blended form, both in-person and at a liberal arts college.

Lipscomb University's assessment center's high stakes approach to competency-based education

Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line. 

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