Tuesday, May 7, 2002
OU participating in liberal ed. campaign
Oakland University recently announced its participation in the groundbreaking Presidents’ Campaign for the Advancement of Liberal Learning (Presidents’ CALL), coordinated by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
“We are pleased to be a part of this national effort to advance public understanding of the nature and benefits of a liberal education,” said Oakland University President Gary Russi, who joined more than 375 other college presidents in supporting the initiative. “One of our key missions at Oakland is to provide our students with a distinctive undergraduate experience. Oakland’s distinctive experience offers a unique combination of liberal arts and professional study, while giving students hands-on experience in co-ops, internships and career-related employment. Our undergraduate students also receive unrivaled research opportunities – in the laboratory and the field.”
In August, AAC&U will release a national report on the aims and purposes of a 21st century liberal education as part of its national initiative, "Greater Expectations: The Commitment to Quality as a Nation Goes to College," which is funded with grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.