Monday, April 16, 2012

President Miller Participates in Distinguished Conference on Future of Liberal Arts Colleges

President Scott D. Miller participated in a by-invitation-only leadership conference focusing on the future viability and direction of liberal arts colleges, April 9-11 at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Bethany College was invited to join the conference, which addressed goals of  “exploring new models of the liberal arts to guide undergraduate education in the 21st century,” that was jointly sponsored by Lafayette and Swarthmore College. Among the other nationally ranked, top-tier institutions represented were Williams College, Vassar College, Franklin & Marshall College, Smith College and Bryn Mawr College. Support for the conference was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Sessions focused on such topics as economic sustainability of higher education, emerging trends at liberal arts colleges and opportunities for bold, non-traditional partnerships.  

Dr. Miller has written extensively on the value, impact and best practices of liberal arts education, and has moderated or made presentations on the changing landscape of small private colleges for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and other associations.
Explore the links below for coverage of the conference:
“The Liberal Arts and Careers (Inside Higher Ed):
“Changing Their Tone: (Inside Higher Ed):
Closing coverage of the "Lafayette Summit" (Inside Higher Ed):
“Liberal Arts Colleges Are Urged to Move Beyond Disciplinary ‘Comfort Zones’" (Chronicle):