Swarthmore College
Our programs include outward-facing projects as well as inward-facing initiatives designed to help us learn about liberal arts.
In all of our programs, we seek to ensure that we are either creating, collecting, and sharing or analyzing and interpreting evidence of liberal arts practices. And in all of our programs, we hope to ask and answer concretely the question of what liberal arts education really is.
Courses
Courses

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

Courses
Higher Ed Reading Group
Higher Ed Reading Group

The Aydelotte Foundation’s Higher Ed Reading Group assembles faculty, staff, and students to read and discuss topics relevant to the liberal arts and higher education.

Higher Ed Reading Group
Aydelotte Consultancy
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
Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts

We are investigating and assembling work on underrepresented histories of how Black people, institutions, and ideas have existed outside of, pushed against, or reshaped from within the ideas and institutions of the liberal arts.

Race, Racism, and the Liberal Arts
Public Writing
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
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
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
AF Faculty Dinner Discussions
AF Faculty Dinner Discussions

At these dinners, a small group of faculty gather to discuss a short piece of published work by a colleague. This is a dinner party, Swarthmore-style.

AF Faculty Dinner Discussions
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