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What is Liberal Arts and Sciences Education?

Liberal Arts education derives its name from the Latin artes liberales, the knowledge and skills (artes) required to become a free (liber) person capable of thinking, judging and acting independently. Rooted in Greek and Roman antiquity, liberal arts dominated the Middle Ages in Europe and continued to develop well into the modern world, especially in the

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: General LAS|0 Comments

NATO under attack

Prof. Roberta Haar (UCM) is moderating an event at the Balie, "Nato under Attack" on Wednesday 25 September 2019 (8 pm). More information can be found here: https://debalie.nl/agenda/nato-under-attack-2/

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Graduation speeches!

Graduation is a special time for our UC students. Please see below the graduation speech that Roberta Haar delivered at UCM's Summer graduation. It may inspire and give an impression of the UCM educational community! UCM 2019 Summer Graduation Speech-Roberta N. Haar.pdf

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Education / Teaching|0 Comments

Call for edited volume on intercultural case studies

We - Monika Foster and David Killick - of the University of the West of Scotland are contacting you because we are seeking Case Studies for a book on Developing Intercultural Learner Relationships in universities. We are particularly interested to hear about practical work which is being done to help students of diverse cultures to

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Calls, Other|1 Comment

Career trajectory

Some of my colleagues and I at UC-Groningen are investigating career perspectives for academic staff. This involves rethinking and better formalizing issues such as the criteria and procedures for progressing from Assistant to Associate Prof., or Lecturer 2 to Lecturer 1, or jumping between AP and Lecturer lines. This naturally led us to wonder what

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is research in the LAS context?

Many UC's have been founded as teaching institutions. However, in order to maintain the teaching - research nexus in an academic environment, many core faculty members are dedicating themselves to some form of research next to their teaching. How does your UC define research or scholarship? And what does research mean to you? What do

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: General LAS|3 Comments

Diversifying the curriculum

During the Lustrum conference at University College Tilburg last April 2019, my colleague Lourens Minnema and I held a workshop on the challenges of diversifying the curriculum. I teach Classical and Modern Political Thought at AUC, and over the last few years I have been trying to make my course branch out to different traditions.

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Education / Teaching|0 Comments

Letter from Chair

Dear UC colleagues across the Netherlands, Ever wondered what is going on at the other UCs? Through UCANN you can connect with a colleague in your field to exchange information about your courses and initiate collaborations and exchanges. Our website features and agenda, blogs and mini networks, and much more. Most of the content is

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

History of UCANN

UCANN unites a community of academics to further the mission of the liberal arts and sciences education in the Netherlands at the colleges and beyond. As many UC academics know, the idea to launch a platform has been floating around for several years. In 2013, at a conference at Amsterdam University College on ‘Rethinking liberal

By |2020-03-19T08:26:29+01:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments
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