Don’t. Call. It. Liberal. Arts.

January 26, 2019

If one gathered all the brightest minds in the marketing business and asked them to come up with the worst possible name for the life-changing education offered by universities, it would probably be “liberal arts,” remarks one expert in a recent article by Colleen Flaherty. The reason, the article continues, is because too few people understand what the term means, thinking that it refers to either politics or art. The article adds that “soft skills” is an equally poor term that likely does more harm to the liberal arts than good. The article highlights a number of initiatives that are looking to recast the kind of universal education that liberal arts advocates are trying to promote. Inside Higher Ed (International)