4 February 2015

The Value of Liberal Arts Education

  • For the week of February 8th, 2015

    Dr. John Coleman discusses his first school year as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:21) CLA is the largest college in the state of MN; (1:53) The most popular majors in CLA; (2:25) The freshman class of 2014; (3:21) Coleman’s teaching experience at WI; (4:04) What brought Coleman to the U of M; (5:08) Coleman’s first semester as Dean; (6:45) The strengths of CLA; (7:46) CLA Roadmap; (10:19) Undergrad research opportunities

  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:14) The unique challenges overseeing CLA; (2:20) Collaborations between the U’s various colleges; (4:14) Feedback on CLA; (5:54) How employers view liberal arts; (8:00) Prospective CLA students and parents; (9:01) The effects Obama’s proposal for free community college may have on CLA; (10:23) What the college might look like in 2020