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The Transylvania Seminar




Thursday, July 23

6:30--7:45 p.m.

Opening Reception
8-9 p.m.

Jeffrey Freyman (Transylvania University) on “Humanizing the Subject: Thoughts on a Curriculum for Liberal Education in the Twenty-First Century.”

Friday, July 24
8:30-9 a.m. Coffee
9-10:15 a.m.

Paper Session One: Learning from the Classics: Cicero, Seneca, and the Value of Liberal Education

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

Paper Session Two: Re-covering the Disciplines in 21st Century Liberal Education: Interrogating the Assumptions and Practice of Interdisciplinarity Through Bi-disciplinary Co-teaching

noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m.

Paper Session Three: Entertaining Possibilities: Unconventional Allies and Approaches to Liberal Education

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:30 p.m.

Science and Math Panel: Reconnecting the Liberal Arts with the Natural Science and Mathematics

7 p.m. Meet at hotel for bus to restaurant
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Saturday, July 25
8:30-9 a.m. Coffee
9-10:15 a.m.

Paper Session Four: Educating the Whole Person: Cowley, Emerson and the Liberal Arts College

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

Paper Session Five: Thinking What We Do: Engagements With Liberal Education

noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2:30 p.m.

Writing and Liberal Education Panel: A Holistic View of Writing in Liberal Arts Colleges: The Intrinsic Value of Teaching Writing

  • Miriam Pittenger (Hanover College)
  • Lisa Wilkinson (Nebraska Wesleyan University)
  • Linda Woolsey (Houghton College)
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4 p.m.

Paper Session Six: Pedagogy and Privilege: Who Are We Liberating?

6:30-7:45 p.m.


8-9 p.m. President Seamus Carey (Transylvania University) on “Less is More: The Challenge of not Over-Administering the Liberal Arts”

Seminar coordinators John Svarlien, professor of classics, Ellen Cox, associate professor of philosophy, and Liz Corsun, associate professor of English.