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On September 12, 2012, Dean Powers presented “The Value of Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century” to a group of faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. Below is a brief excerpt from his presentation. Click here to read the full text.
"The American Association of Colleges and Universities conducted a nationwide survey of many different stakeholders in American education, including a subsample of employers. Part of that survey specifically gauged employer interest in liberal education learning outcomes. Here are some of the findings:
It is important to make this point right now, and make it loudly and publicly, because conventional wisdom can overwhelm facts and data. It is clear that employers do value what we provide, very much, to the point of wanting more of it. … We need to make sure students, prospective students, parents and all the members of our communities and constituencies understand that."
We have seen time and again the importance of a liberal arts education through the stories of our distinguished Arts and Sciences alumni. Read testimonials of how a liberal arts education has benefited our graduates and our community.
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