Every college and university has built new capacity to deliver new experiences for students through study abroad, community service, career development, health and fitness, cultural understanding, or spiritual growth. They come to college to broaden their experience, and colleges and universities are the only places where people of all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, classes, and politics come together to explore who they are and who they might become. Going to college is a defining time in their lives, and there is much more we can do to make it a liberating and transformative experience.
Reprinted with permission from Liberal Education, (96, 2010).Copyright held by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
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Ayers, Edward L. "The Experience of Liberal Education," Liberal Education, 96:3 (2010), 6-11.