Articles (many of them short)

Several contributions in Reforming General Education As If It Matters – Because It Does (AAC&U periodical Peer Review: Emerging Trends and Key Debates in Undergraduate Education, Vol. 20, No. 3), Summer 2018.

Brandon Busteed, “Hey, Higher Education: You’re On Mute,” Forbes, Jan 12, 2021

Ann S. Ferren & Ashby Kinch, “The Dollars and Sense Behind General Education Reform,” September 2003.

Alisa Gaunder, “Guiding Principles for Curriculum Reform in General Education,” June 2018.

Paul Hanstedt, “It’s Time to Get Rid of Distribution Requirements,” Feb 2020.

Paul Hanstedt, slide show “Current Trends in Liberal Education Curricular Design: A Primer,” AAC&U, IGEA (Institute of General Education and Assessment), 2018.

Dishan Kamdar, “5 Reasons Why You Need a Liberal Arts Education,” Business World, Jan 2021.

Sherrie Negrea, “Reconstructing General Ed for Colleges and Universities,” Nov 2018.

Mark B. Schneider, “Letting General Education Lead the Way: A Case Study from Ursinus College’s New Core Curriculum,” June 2018.

AAC&U survey

“Recent Trends in General Education Design, Learning Outcomes, and Teaching Approaches: Key Findings from a Survey among Administrators at AAC&U Member Institutions,” Jan 2016.


Paul Blackmore and Camille Kandiko, eds., Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities: Global Trends. London: Routledge, 2012.

Paul Hanstedt, General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty, Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Bruce A. Kimball, Orators and Philosophers: A History of the Idea of Liberal Education, College Board, expanded edition, 1995 (orig. 1986).

Fareed Zakaria, In Defense of Liberal Education, W. W. Norton & Co., 2015.