College and Beyond II – Liberal Arts & Life

Colloquium Series

In 2020-21, the College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life public colloquium series explored the values, dimensions, and outcomes of liberal arts education, and how they might be measured. In panel discussions, academic leaders, researchers, and national experts gathered to consider issues long central to liberal arts education, as well as its status in the current climate. Seminars focused on “Measuring the Liberal Arts” featured path-breaking projects seeking to develop and refine measures of undergraduate education, and especially its liberal arts components, and to determine its impact on the present and future lives of students.

Visit our 2020-21 Series page to view event information and watch recordings of past events, and continue the conversation via social using #CollegeAndBeyond2.

More information on the 2021-22 series is coming soon!

College and Beyond II

College and Beyond II: Outcomes of a Liberal Arts Education is a 3 ½ year initiative led by a team of researchers from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. The aim of the project is to refine and test a set of measures and methods for representing the nature and assessing the value of a liberal arts education. College and Beyond II is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under the auspices of the Mellon Research Forum on the Value of Liberal Arts Education.


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