Liberal Art of Science — A New NSF Funded Initiative

NCSCE and SENCER is proud to host a collection of essays commissioned by James Collins (Arizona State University) and Gordon Uno (University of Oklahoma), who were funded by the National Science Foundation to revise and update an important initiative from American Association for the Advancement of Science “Liberal Art of Science.” Launched in 1990, its core recommendations are even more relevant for the 21st century and especially proud that the organizers “believe that the SENCER community understands the aforementioned issues, has been addressing them for years, and can help promote the radical change in the broader American science education landscape recommended by the original LAS.”

Introduction, Gordon Uno and James Collins  (with links to all essays)

The Origins of the Liberal Art of Science, Dr. Shirley Malcom, Senior Advisor to the CEO and Director of the SEA Change initiative at the AAAS

Rethinking Equity Within the Liberal Arts Tradition of Science Pedagogy, Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, Associate Professor of Biology at Florida International University; Associate Director of the STEM Transformation Institute

Leadership Matters: What Leaders Can Do to Advance the Liberal Art of Science, Dr. Susan L. Elrod, Chancellor, Indiana University, South Bend

Reintegrating Science and the Liberal Arts, Dr. Noah Finkelstein, Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado; co-Director Center for STEM Learning; Co-Director of the national Network of STEM Education Centers

Small Liberal Arts Colleges Should Export their Values and Practices, Dr. Jose Herrera, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Northern Iowa

Towards Metacognitive Equity, Dr. Saundra Y. McGuire, Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success; Former Assistant Vice Chancellor & Professor Emerita of Chemistry at the Louisiana State University

Introductory Courses, Intellectual Breadth, and the Liberal Art of Science, Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education at the University of Michigan; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

The Role of Science in a 21st Century Liberal Education: Reimagining the Future, Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Posted in eNews.