Power of Liberal Arts: Site maintained by the Council of Independent Colleges dedicated to explaining and demonstrating value of the liberal arts.
“Why public liberal arts?”: Essay by Bill Spellman, UNC Asheville Professor History and Director of the Council of Liberal Arts Colleges.
“The heart of the matter”: 2013 Report from the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences about why these disciplines matter.
“A plea for ‘close learning’“:Posting on Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter, adapted from a 2013 article in Liberal Education, focusing on the benefits of close faculty-student interaction in liberal arts teaching.
“How to get a job with a philosophy degree”: New York Times article (9.13.13) about career development challenges and strategies in liberal arts colleges, focusing in particular on Wake Forest University’s Office of Personal and Career Development.
“Who needs an English major?” from the Tomorrow’s College lecture series, produced by American Radio Works. Downcast the podcast or read the transcript of a thoughtful exploration of the role of the liberal arts in higher education. From the website: “Some students think it doesn’t pay to study philosophy or history. But advocates of liberal arts programs say their graduates are still among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad and deep education” (originally aired September, 2011).