Fostering the Liberal Arts in the 21st-Century Community College: New Directions for Community Colleges Number 163
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.