Clark Perspectives, Articles and Commissioned Papers
Clark Perspectives and Remarks on Liberal Education
Liberal Education & Effective Practice, Clark LEEP Working Paper #1
Nancy Budwig, Davis Baird and Walter Wright
President David Angel discusses the challenges of liberal education in the 21st century
As the new president of Clark University, a small, private research university in the Northeast, I find that the challenges we issue to our students on a daily basis are now being reflected back to us; challenges that face many colleges and universities, large or small, public or private. What are we going to do to ensure that the liberal education we provide will equip our students with the necessary capacities to pursue purposeful lives and successful careers in an uncertain political and economic climate?
Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties, chapter 1. by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Articles: Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) National Initiative
Liberal Education and Effective Practice: The Necessary Revolution in Undergraduate Education
Richard M. Freeland, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, presents the call to arms in an article in Liberal Education (Winter 2009). Freeland held the first Jane and William Mosakowski Distinguished Professorship of Higher Education at Clark University and is president emeritus of Northeastern University.
Refocusing Undergraduate Education on 'Effective Practice': Curricular Change at Clark University
Clark educational models and goals are discussed in the "Member Innovations" feature of AAC&U News (March 2009).
The Clark/AAC&U Conference on
Liberal Education and Effective Practice
Richard M. Freeland, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, provides a summary of the conference in Liberal Education (Fall 2009).
Read short forms of some of the conference presentations published in the Fall 2009 issue.
Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality
Jayne E. Brownell and Lynn E. Swaner
Examines first-year seminars, learning communities, service learning, undergraduate research, and capstone experiences and their impact on students.
These commissioned papers stem from the 2009 invitation-only National Conference on Liberal Education and Effective Practice, co-sponsored by Clark's Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and the Association of American Colleges & Universities.
Academic Intelligence is Not Enough, by Robert Sternberg [PDF]
Engaged Learning: Enabling Self-Authorship and Effective Practice, by David Hodge, Marcia Baxter Magolda, Carolyn Haynes [PDF]
Effective Practice and Experiential Education, by Janet Eyler [PDF]
Designing a Liberal Arts Curriculum that Develops the Capacity for Effective Practice, by Diana Chapman Walsh and Lee Cuba [PDF]