Since the 2017–18 academic year, the Aydelotte Foundation’s directors have co-taught a course that brings students into contact with the foundation’s major interests, such as:
- The past, present, and possible future of liberal arts education.
- The structure of contemporary academic institutions.
- The political economy that undergirds higher education.
- Public struggles over the meanings and uses of education and scholarship.
Now titled “Why College?” this course is expected to be taught again in the 2020–21 academic year.
Courses and the curriculum as a whole are also at the heart of our mission, and we continue to look for opportunities to connect with and draw new understanding from the academic program at Swarthmore and elsewhere.