Greenfield Community College Welcomes President of the Association of American Colleges & Universities October 2

September 30, 2015

Join us Friday, October 2, at 12 Noon for a presentation by Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The event will be held at Greenfield Community College in the Nahman-Watson Library Solarium. This event is free and open to the public.

CarolGearySchneiderPresident Schneider has been instrumental in the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) campaign, as well as the American Commitments: Diversity, Democracy, and Liberal Learning initiatives. Her leadership of the AAC&U has helped the organization become a voice for the importance for strengthening the quality of student learning in college for all students, especially those historically underserved in U.S. higher education, and to expand the benefits of a liberal education across the entire curriculum.

From her 2015 Commencement Address at Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Geary Schneider states “And, in my view, it’s in this rich engagement both with significant problems and with diverse communities that the full meaning and social power of a multidisciplinary liberal arts education really come to life. The disciplines are important, of course, in this new ecology for liberal learning, because they build analytical rigor. But the great problems of humanity do not come in tidy packages labeled English, economics, or biology. No really important question can be framed comprehensively through the lens of a single academic perspective. So we need rigor, but we also need cross-disciplinary thinking.”

The AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education and has more than 1,300 member institutions, half public and half private, with members drawn from the entire higher education community, large, small, two-year, four-year, selective and open admissions.

For further information, contact Leo Hwang, 413-775-1221 or hwangl@gcc.mass.edu.