Illinois Wesleyan Provost Discusses Liberal Arts Colleges at Lunch and Learn
Jan. 27, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Universities around the world are using the model of the American
liberal arts college as a best-practice standard at the same time its value is challenged
in U.S. media outlets.
Illinois Wesleyan University Provost and Dean of the Faculty Jonathan Green will discuss
this and other aspects of the liberal arts college, a uniquely American contribution
to higher education, on Feb. 11 as a Lunch and Learn Series presentation. The series
is sponsored through a partnership of the McLean County Museum of History, Collaborative
Solutions Institute and Illinois Wesleyan.
During his presentation Green will provide a history of liberal arts education and
share compelling evidence that such an education is more relevant than ever in preparing
students for their lives after graduation.
Green joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2011. He is the chief academic officer of the University,
overseeing all academic departments in addition to The Ames Library, Athletics, and
Information Technology. In addition to his administrative appointment, Green is also
a professor of music.
The presentation will take place at 12:10 p.m. in the McLean County Museum of History’s
Governor Fifer Courtroom. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and join the discussion.