Close the Gap Between the Liberal Arts and Career Services

Close the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Career Services 1

Jon Krause for The Chronicle

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Jon Krause for The Chronicle

Recent economic events have forced colleges and universities to streamline their academic offerings congruent with a more pragmatic cost-benefit approach, usually at the expense of their liberal-arts programs. When a foreign-language or philosophy department graduates only a few students per year, there is no financial argument to be made for keeping the department intact. Traditional reasoning about the enrichment of the "student as future citizen" can only go so far when parents who pay the