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Two Approaches to Constructing a Liberal Education An AALE Scholars Debate with Peter Kalkavage (St. John's College, Annapolis) and Glen Thurow (University of Dallas), first in our Occasional Papers series.
Liberal Arts Education in the Twenty-First Century An AALE Scholars Essay by W. R. Connor, President, National Humanities Center, second in our Occasional Papers series.
Discerning Is More Than Counting An AALE Scholars Essay by John Harris and Dennis Sansom, Samford University, third in our Occasional Papers series.
Jacques Barzun Award Lecture The text of the lecture given by Jaroslav Pelikan, entitled "Pernicious Amnesia: Combating the Epidemic," at the 1997 Jacques Barzun Award ceremony.
Trends in the Liberal Arts Core Project Abstract A description of AALE's project funded by FIPSE.
A New Model for Accreditation in the Liberal Arts The booklet produced by AALE's research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  These protocols are now fully incorporated into AALE's Standards and Criteria for Accreditation (see Higher Education).
AALE Bylaws The Academy's Bylaws
AALE Policies and Procedures The Academy's Policies and Procedures


"One of the most powerful ways people educate themselves is though conversation, discussing ideas. That can't happen if people are not looking at the same things."

Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University, on the need for a common curriculum.