Swarthmore College
Publications
Shouldn’t we take “liberal” out of “liberal arts”, because some people think that means “politically liberal”?

Shouldn’t we take “liberal” out of “liberal arts”, because some people think that means “politically liberal”?

Shouldn’t we take “liberal” out of “liberal arts”, because some people think that means “politically liberal”?
Teaching in Public

Teaching in Public

In favor of producing our own archival traces
Teaching in Public
Stay and Fight: The Look of Liberal Education

Stay and Fight: The Look of Liberal Education

Burke Commonplace
Stay and Fight: The Look of Liberal Education
A Guide to the Discourse About Liberal Education

A Guide to the Discourse About Liberal Education

Some of our observations on the discursive categories we've identified.
A Guide to the Discourse About Liberal Education
The General Education Committee: A Game

The General Education Committee: A Game

A whimsical exploration of how general education requirements get shaped in faculty deliberations.
The General Education Committee: A Game
Twelve Meanings of Liberal Arts

Twelve Meanings of Liberal Arts

Definitions of Liberal Arts (and some tags to go with them), as seen in public culture and institutional discourse.
Twelve Meanings of Liberal Arts
Programs + Projects
Courses

Courses and the curriculum as a whole are at the heart of the Aydelotte Foundation’s mission.

Courses
Faculty Research Seminars

AF workshops aim to develop skills and techniques and to enrich our capacity for collaborative inquiry.

Faculty Research Seminars
Aydelotte Consultancy

We are exploring the creation of a consultancy practice that will draw upon the institutional knowledge and insight of experienced faculty across academia.

Aydelotte Consultancy
Public Writing

The Aydelotte Foundation was charged at its creation with encouraging faculty and administrators to enter more vigorously and creatively into public conversations about liberal arts education and its future.

Public Writing
Active Research Projects

Read updates on our research interests, including open questions and difficult problems that we are grappling with.

Active Research Projects
AF Second Tuesday Cafe

All faculty and staff are invited to come together for a light lunch and some learning. Talks are aimed at a general audience and include plenty of time for Q&A.

AF Second Tuesday Cafe
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