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Strategies for Saving the Liberal Arts
02.08.2017 | Teagle in the News

Strategies for Saving the Liberal Arts

The challenges faciling the liberal arts are well-known. Teagle grantee, Steven Mintz, offers four strategies for saving the liberal arts.

2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Campuses Are the Place for Difficult Conversations About Faith
02.03.2017 | Teagle in the News

Campuses Are the Place for Difficult Conversations About Faith

Eboo Patel, author of a new book, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, says religion — and the contributions of believers — should be an integral part of diversity efforts.

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Getting to the Core of It
01.26.2017 | Staff Writings

Getting to the Core of It

Faculty members at a wide range of institutions are finding they can have a powerful impact by organizing curriculum -- not just individual courses -- to support students’ learning and success.

1/26/2017 12:00:00 AM
Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges
01.09.2017 | Teagle in the News

Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges

Study finds positive impact on graduates' life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness...and financial success.

1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
A Foundation Leader’s Advice: Come to the Meeting Prepared
12.12.2016 | Staff Writings

A Foundation Leader’s Advice: Come to the Meeting Prepared

A former president of Barnard who now leads The Teagle Foundation shares her views on meetings from both sides of the table. 

12/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Black Learning Matters
12.09.2016 | Teagle in the News

Black Learning Matters

We in higher education talk a lot about access, but we rarely include in that discussion access for all students to a rich and genuinely diverse curriculum, argues Teagle Senior Advisor W. Robert Connor.

12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
11.07.2016 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Rethinking Faculty Work for Student Success

Adrianna Kezar shares reflections on her experience as an external evaluator of Teagle's Faculty Work and Student Learning in the 21st Century initiative.

11/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Exploring Liberal Arts Beyond the Academy
10.20.2016 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Exploring Liberal Arts Beyond the Academy

The Foundation recently had the opportunity to connect two of the grantees in our Liberal Arts Beyond the Academy special initiative, to talk about their experiences of bringing the humanities well beyond traditional classroom settings.  

10/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
10.17.2016 | Staff Writings

Integrating Liberal Arts Into Business Education

The world of business is undergoing seismic changes in the face of globalization. More than ever, the liberal arts are relevant for preparing the future generation of business leaders.

10/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
Presidential Vetoes and Tenure
09.27.2016 | Teagle in the News

Presidential Vetoes and Tenure

The Teagle Foundation president Judith Shapiro was featured in Inside Higher Ed with comments regarding a president's role in tenure decisions. 

9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Our History, Our Selves
09.23.2016 | Staff Writings

Our History, Our Selves

As we consider which aspects of racism we in higher education can most effectively address, we need to make our institutions ideal places for cultivating the sociological imagination, writes President Judith Shapiro.

9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
09.16.2016 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Online Learning in the Liberal Arts College: Is there a role?

Small liberal arts colleges take pride in the personalized instruction in small classes they offer their students. Why would they consider online learning for undergraduates? The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has just completed the first phase of a pilot project that goes a long way toward answering this question.
 

9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Prickly Paradigm #50: Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers
09.01.2016 | Staff Writings

Prickly Paradigm #50: Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers

Academics routinely engage with colleagues in the research community as a critical part of their work. But, although many researchers are also dedicated teachers, teaching tends to be seen as a private matter between a teacher and his or her students. But why shouldn’t faculty members feel a similar impulse to be aware of what their colleagues are doing in the area of teaching? What do we miss when the conversation, especially at major research universities, is focused almost exclusively on research?

9/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
08.26.2016 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Another Way to Inject Diversity into the Core Curriculum

Demands that institutions diversify their curriculum abound.  Students at institutions as wide-ranging as Yale and Seattle University are calling for their institutions and departments to “decolonize” their curriculum by revising their syllabi and requirements to ensure that that the educational experience addresses present-day and historic inequalities.

8/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
Liberal Arts or Business Education? Both, Deans Say
07.21.2016 | Teagle in the News

Liberal Arts or Business Education? Both, Deans Say

7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Consolations of an Occupied Mind
06.05.2016 | Teagle in the News

The Consolations of an Occupied Mind

The Teagle Foundation president Judith Shapiro was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education with important comments about liberal arts education. 

6/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Academically Adrift's Authors on Faculty Project to Define Learning Outcomes in Six Fields
05.31.2016 | Teagle in the News

Academically Adrift's Authors on Faculty Project to Define Learning Outcomes in Six Fields

Richard Arum's new book Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessments in the 21st Century is a Teagle Foundation supported project that outlines learning outcomes for six diciplines. 

5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
To Have Great Poets There Must Be Great Audiences Too
05.13.2016 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

To Have Great Poets There Must Be Great Audiences Too

In higher education, feedback on instructional design and delivery has not yet reached a level of sophistication sufficient to drive and sustain widespread excellence in teaching and learning.

5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
A Laboratory for Interfaith Studies in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
04.29.2016 | Teagle in the News

A Laboratory for Interfaith Studies in Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Elizabethtown College, featured in the article, has just started a degree program and core courses in interfaith studies from an IFYC funded grant.

4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Higher Education Needs to Find Better Ways to Make the Case for the Humanities
04.22.2016 | Teagle in the News

Higher Education Needs to Find Better Ways to Make the Case for the Humanities

W. Robert Connor, the Senior Advisor to the President of the Teagle Foundation, suggests five effective ways to discuss the value of the humanities.

4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Grantmakers Think It's Cool. So Do Universities. The Students? Not So Much
04.18.2016 | Teagle in the News

Grantmakers Think It's Cool. So Do Universities. The Students? Not So Much

New program adaptations emerge for grantees in Teagle's Hybrid Learning and the Residential Liberal Arts Experience Initiative.

4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Teagle Foundation Grant Recipients Discuss How to Get Liberal Arts Students Excited About Online Lea
04.11.2016 | Teagle in the News

Teagle Foundation Grant Recipients Discuss How to Get Liberal Arts Students Excited About Online Lea

Teagle Foundation grantees in the Hybrid Learning and the Residential Liberal Arts Experience Initiative gathered together for a weekend of brainstorming, reflection, and project planning.

4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Pinterest Wins Fans In Academia, Helping Users Analyze Tough Novels
04.11.2016 | Teagle in the News

Pinterest Wins Fans In Academia, Helping Users Analyze Tough Novels

Five Colleges consortium's hybird learning project is featured in this article about using social media in the classroom, specifically Pintrest to analayze novels. 

4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Advantages of Coteaching for Graduate Students
04.05.2016 | Teagle in the News

The Advantages of Coteaching for Graduate Students

Anna Castillo discusses Stanford University’s Collaborative Teaching Project, started with a Teagle Foundation grant.

4/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Teagle Grantee Jeff Ginsburg is Named in 40 Under 40
04.01.2016 | Teagle in the News

Teagle Grantee Jeff Ginsburg is Named in 40 Under 40

Jeff Ginsburg, the Executive Director for the East Harlem Tutorial Program has been named in Crain’s 40 Under 40.

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
Better Together: Colleges Form Academic Alliances
04.01.2016 | Teagle in the News

Better Together: Colleges Form Academic Alliances

The Five Colleges of Ohio consortium, a Teagle Foundation grantee, is spotlighted in this article about the benefits colleges experience when joining a consortium.

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
The College App That Changed My Life
03.16.2016 | Teagle in the News

The College App That Changed My Life

A student reflects on her experience with online education and a digital resource and textbook library through an app-based platform built to increase college student retention.

3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Back-to-School Boot Camps Help Veterans in the Classroom
01.29.2016 | Teagle in the News

Back-to-School Boot Camps Help Veterans in the Classroom

The Warrior-Scholar Project, a Teagle Foundation grantee, is hosted in campuses across the nation to provide a boot camp with a liberal arts focus for veterans returning to education

1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Study Traces Characteristics of Undergraduate Education to Key Measures of Success in Life
01.22.2016 | Teagle in the News

Study Traces Characteristics of Undergraduate Education to Key Measures of Success in Life

A new project funded by a Teagle Foundation grant to the Great Lakes Colleges Association, displays new research about the long-term outcomes of attending a liberal arts college.

1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Seeing the World Through Different Eyes
12.17.2015 | Staff Writings

Seeing the World Through Different Eyes

Racial inequality on campuses plays out in a variety of ways that must be dealt with on many different fronts, says Teagle President Judith Shapiro.

12/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Teagle Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Liberal Arts Education
12.06.2015 | Teagle in the News

Teagle Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Liberal Arts Education

The Teagle Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling nearly $1.5 million in support of liberal arts education projects at institutions of higher education and other nonprofit educational organizations.

12/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Consortial Leadership to Scale and Sustain Innovation
10.06.2015 | Staff Writings

Consortial Leadership to Scale and Sustain Innovation

Loni Bordoloi and Anne Bezbatchenko write about consortial leadership in foundations. 

10/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
A Symposium Cautions Against Conflating Education With Job Training
09.18.2015 | Teagle in the News

A Symposium Cautions Against Conflating Education With Job Training

A Teagle Foundation sponsored symposium, held by the Council of Independent Colleges, continues the conversation on publicizing the value of a liberal arts education.

9/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Shifting the Mind-Set for Veterans Moving from Battlefield to Classroom
07.31.2015 | Teagle in the News

Shifting the Mind-Set for Veterans Moving from Battlefield to Classroom

The Teagle Foundation funded Warrior-Scholar Project prepares veterans for the transition back to education in the classroom.

7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
How to Live Wisely
07.31.2015 | Teagle in the News

How to Live Wisely

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus?

 

7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
This Funder Believes There is Room in College for STEM and the Humanities
06.08.2015 | Teagle in the News

This Funder Believes There is Room in College for STEM and the Humanities

The Teagle Foundation supports broad liberal arts education in addition to an integrated approach on learning, supporting STEM programs that bring together the best of the two worlds.

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
Faculty Roles: The Next Diversity Frontier
06.04.2015 | Staff Writings

Faculty Roles: The Next Diversity Frontier

It's time to stop pretending that all faculty members should or realistically have the talents to divide their efforts similarly among teaching, research and service, writes Judith Shapiro.

6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
That's Not My Department
04.30.2015 | Staff Writings

That's Not My Department

Teagle President, Judith Shapiro considers whether it is time for faculty members to focus on their colleges and universities more than on their disciplines and organizational units.

4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Bringing the Liberal Arts to Engineering Education
04.27.2015 | Staff Writings

Bringing the Liberal Arts to Engineering Education

Loni Bordoloi, the Teagle Foundation Program Director writes with James Winebrake about integrating the liberal arts in engineering education which positions future engineers to be successful at anticipating, defining, and solving unique problems.

4/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Punishment, Post-Oklahoma
04.01.2015 | Teagle in the News

Punishment, Post-Oklahoma

College leaders have gotten speedier and more severe in taking action against students linked to racist incidents. Critics fear due process is being eroded.

4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Role-playing History Game Gets Students Jazzed
03.28.2015 | Teagle in the News

Role-playing History Game Gets Students Jazzed

Reacting to the Past, a Teagle Foundation funded project, started at Barnard College in a classroom to encourage students to engage with the history curriculum on a new level.

3/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
AAC&U Session Focuses on Holistic Faculty Evaluation
01.26.2015 | Teagle in the News

AAC&U Session Focuses on Holistic Faculty Evaluation

A Teagle Foundation funded project featuring the collaboration of 16 colleges and universities through the New American Colleges and Universities consortium aims to reassess faculty evaluation, opting for a more holistic approach. 

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Essay on Teaching the Great Books to Low-Income High School Students
01.09.2015 | Teagle in the News

Essay on Teaching the Great Books to Low-Income High School Students

A faculty member reflects on her experience teaching a summer course to low-income high school students on great books. 

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
From Strength to Strength
12.15.2014 | Staff Writings

From Strength to Strength

To promote real growth by students, colleges need to stop helping them avoid everything that dismays or offends, writes Judith Shapiro.

12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Book Advocates 'Reacting to the Past' Pedagogy
08.27.2014 | Teagle in the News

Book Advocates 'Reacting to the Past' Pedagogy

In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past," a Teagle Foundation supported program, details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Digital Natives Are Restless
08.21.2014 | Staff Writings

The Digital Natives Are Restless

Judith Shapiro asks if academe is paying sufficient attention to all of the ways in which technology is changing the role of the professor and faculty-student interaction.

8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Free Speech and Faculty Appointments / Age Bias
08.18.2014 | Teagle in the News

Free Speech and Faculty Appointments / Age Bias

In the latest "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, AcademeBlog's John K. Wilson and the Teagle Foundation's Judith Shapiro, assessed the implications of the University of Illinois's decision not to hire Steven Salaita

8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
'Civil' Wars
08.08.2014 | Staff Writings

'Civil' Wars

Just because civility may not be an appropriate reason to hire, tenure or fire academics doesn't mean it shouldn't matter in higher education, writes Judith Shapiro.

8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
Plato and the Promise of College
08.04.2014 | Teagle in the News

Plato and the Promise of College

Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columnist of The New York Times reflects on his visit to the Teagle-funded College-Community Connections partnership between Double Discovery Center and Columbia University.

8/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sexual Assault, Money from China, and Email Privacy
05.02.2014 | Teagle in the News

Sexual Assault, Money from China, and Email Privacy

On Inside Higher Ed's premiere newscast, the Teagle Foundation's Judith Shapiro and Ben Wildavsky of the State University of New York's Rockefeller Institute of Government join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green to discuss the White House campaign on sexual assaults and more. 

5/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers
04.22.2014 | Staff Writings

Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers

Academe encourages professors to build ties connected to their research. But Judith Shapiro wants to know why the same attention isn't given to connections related to what goes on in the classroom.

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
College Uses Test Data to Show Value
02.20.2014 | Teagle in the News

College Uses Test Data to Show Value

Kalamazoo College, a Teagle Foundation grantee, is spotlighted in this Wall Street Journal article for their commitment to transform college into a more vibrant teaching and learning environment by fostering a campus-wide and sustainable presence of the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
It Ain’t What I Say
01.16.2014 | Staff Writings

It Ain’t What I Say

When administrators about issues such as assessment and competency-based learning, writes Judith Shapiro, the language they use is crucial if they want to engage faculty members.

1/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Judith Shapiro Named Next President of Teagle Foundation
03.27.2013 | Teagle in the News

Judith Shapiro Named Next President of Teagle Foundation

Judith Shapiro has been named the next president of the Teagle Foundation, and will succeed Richard Morrill in July. 

3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM