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Value of the liberal arts

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Recently as the emphasis to workforce development and ‘job’ skills training has escalated, more research and emphasis on the value of liberal arts is emerging as an important ‘work’ skill.  Habits of mind explores why students need to have these underlying traits:  “curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual courage, thoroughness, and humility.”   Another previous article explored that the Liberal Arts…


Vision Project MA Department of Higher Education

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The MA Department of Higher Education outlines the directions for public higher education in Massachusetts, with its focus on The Vision Project.  Individuals can subscribe to regular newsletters.  Transforming Developmental Education and College Readiness is one report.  Other websites including Coalition FOR Community Colleges and Boston Foundation include reports shaping public higher education in Massachusetts.


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