How higher education can avoid leaving the humanities behind
As the president of a liberal arts college in New England, I was particularly dismayed to learn late last year about the University of Vermont's cuts to humanities programs on the heels of similar cuts at other institutions throughout the region. Data is cited for these cuts, of course, and that data indicates that enrollment in arts and humanities majors is shrinking. It points to the real financial pressures colleges and universities are facing, from reduced public funding to the prospect of smaller student populations.
Originally published: February 17, 2021
Author: Laura Walker
Institution: Bennington College
Published by: Higher Ed Dive