U.S. News and World Report

Making the Case for Liberal Arts Liberal arts programs try to prove their worth as some colleges are shutting them down.

IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT much of the conversation at gatherings of university officials these days is about how to prove the value of the liberal arts, once at the core of higher education and now among its most embattled branches. … It appears true that the very definition of “liberal arts” is a problem. “Wait, you haven’t even defined it yet?” says Christian Hoeckley, director of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, mimicking what non-academics must think of that. more