Liberal Education Academy: Liberal Education Academy (LEA)
What is the Liberal Education Academy (LEA)?
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Participating faculty benefit by enhancing their teaching and being recognized as a teaching expert by their colleagues. Students benefit by a richer learning experience.
The Liberal Education Academy (LEA) is co-sponsored by the Pew FTLC, the Center for Creative and Scholarly Excellence, and University Libraries.
What does it mean to teach in a liberal education context?
- Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and
- Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts.
- Intellectual and Practical Skills, including
- Inquiry and analysis
- Critical and creative thinking
- Written and oral communication
- Quantitative literacy
- Information literacy
- Teamwork and problem solving
- Personal and Social Responsibility, including
- Civic knowledge and engagementlocal and global
- Intercultural knowledge and competence
- Ethical reasoning and action
- Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
- Integrative Learning, including
- Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies
Learning for the New Global Century, American Association of Colleges and
Universities, 2007; www.aacu.org.