Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe Among Speakers at Conference on the Future of Liberal-Arts Colleges

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 2:26 pm.

jdm_preferredBryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the speakers at “The Future of the Liberal Arts College in America and its Leadership Role in Education around the World.”

Held this week at Lafayette College, the conference brought together leaders of many of the nation’s top liberal-arts colleges to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in today’s higher-education environment.

McAuliffe spoke as part of a session on “Changing Boundaries,” which focused on initiatives by liberal-arts colleges to enrich their intellectual communities and to extend those communities locally and globally.

“Closer collaborations with other colleges and universities; connections with community-based organizations through which our students and faculty can engage the serious social, economic, and environmental issues of our region; international relationships and partnerships that foster a global network from which our students and faculty can benefit; and the boundary-breaching use of technology are all key to our colleges’ continued excellence and innovation,” said McAuliffe.

The conference attracted significant coverage in the higher education press, with multiple articles appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, and its presentations will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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