What Liberal Arts Colleges Can Do to Stay Relevant


What Liberal Arts Colleges Can Do to Stay Relevant

Denison University President Adam Weinberg talks with EAB’s Thomas Fringer about how the pandemic has impacted Denison and about what Dr. Weinberg believes liberal arts colleges can do to stay relevant. Despite their reputation for teaching students to examine ideas from multiple points of view, solve problems, adapt, and collaborate, liberal arts colleges face growing challenges. Increased demand for highly specialized degree programs, stackable credentials, and certificate programs are forcing virtually all colleges to adapt to some extent.

Dr. Weinberg shares how Denison has embraced change through innovations like their Denison Launch Lab, which offers students access to specialized boot camps and skill-building experiences to make them stronger job candidates. Finally, Thomas and Adam discuss the three most important areas of focus that all higher education institutions have to commit to regardless of their mission, to survive the present challenges.

Education leaders everywhere are making fast, difficult, and bold decisions. This podcast episode is part of our Leadership Voices series, where we spotlight leaders who are meeting extraordinary challenges with vision and courage.

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