I feel like I am often writing about “sub-themes” of this blog. Well today, friends, we are back to the heart of the matter. As we kick off another new academic year, not coincidentally Slate is running a fun series on what classes made a difference in many of their staffers’ lives. These are the things we mean when we talk about the importance of a liberal arts education. The most important lessons you learn are not always the ones you were looking for. And you find them in surprising places. And how often the course you may have liked least will stick with you longest.
And, on a different note, as most of you know, this is our year for re-accreditation. Here’s a nice primer on the issues around accreditation, why the system is flawed, but is also unlikely to change. So when I (and other folks at Hilbert) am fixated on “Middle States,” you’ll have some idea what we’re talking about.
Happy September–let’s have a great year.