Conference: "The Research University and the Liberal Arts College. Examination of the Research Ideal and Liberal Education"


Location: Notre Dame Conference Center, McKenna Hall

This international conference will bring together representatives from institutions of higher education of varying size with a focus on the examination of the place of liberal education as it interfaces with the research ideals of the graduate faculty and the University.

The opening events will feature a major address by Bruce A. Kimball, Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at Ohio State, author of the highly-regarded Orators and Philosophers: A History of Liberal Education, the Inception of Modern Professional Education, and most recently Voices from the Liberal Arts Tradition: A Documentary History.

The conference begins at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 and continues through Tuesday, June 11. For more information, including a schedule of events, please view the conference program.

Sponsored by the Association for Core Texts and Courses’ Liberal Arts Institute, the Henkels Lecture Fund, the First Year of Studies, and the Program of Liberal Studies.