'Whole Person' Approach Belongs to the Liberal Arts

By PETER WOOD

The National Association of Scholars recently issued a statement that criticizes the movement, centered in offices of student affairs and residence life, to "educate the whole person." I am one of the authors.

The main point of our statement, "Rebuilding Campus Community: The Wrong Imperative," is that the whole-person approach undercuts liberal education. The movement takes advantage of