The Liberal Arts: Vision for the Future

Liberally educated students learn how to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. They develop a sense of social responsibility so they can contribute with integrity to their workplaces and to their communities, large and small.

“Liberal education prepares students to understand and manage complexity, diversity, and change. Students who experience an engaged liberal education gain broad knowledge (e.g., of science, culture, and society) and in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest. They develop high-level transferable skills, including communication, evidence-based reasoning, and problem solving, as well as proficiencies particular to their fields.”

“Perhaps most importantly, liberally educated students learn how to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. They develop a sense of social responsibility so they can contribute with integrity to their workplaces and to their communities, large and small.”

Launched in 2005, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). LEAP champions the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.

 

William (Bill) Siebold | Educator | Design Leader

Cultivating creative lives of great intent for more than a decade

"As a lifelong learner and leader my purpose is to help others realize a creative life and to be a catalyst for success of those around me by example, through equitable interactions and with meaningful relationships.”

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