NAB Podcast: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson on Spirituality and Higher Learning in Hard Times

As we continue to struggle through these difficult, uncertain, and tragic times globally, it becomes difficult to find our spiritual/moral centers. In today’s episode, we talked with Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a process philosopher, theologian, and higher education leader, on spirituality and higher education during the pandemic. We explore questions such as: What does pastoral/spiritual … Read More

Inaugural NAB Podcast: James Hall on Lessons from Innovative Higher Education

Welcome to the Inaugural NAB Podcast! The NAB Podcast dialogues with key leaders, scholars, and policy makers in higher education, and especially the liberal arts, exploring both the challenges we face and the opportunities for renewal and revitalization in higher education. Join James Anderson and I as we explore the bold terrain of higher education. … Read More

The COVID-19 Impact on Academia from a Contingent Faculty Perspective

Incessant coughing is bad. Coughing up blood is worse. Thanks to a serious bout of pneumonia last month, I can now attest to that. An emergency room visit notwithstanding, I doubt I will ever know for sure if the illness and my difficulty breathing were the byproducts of COVID-19. When I visited the ER at … Read More

A First Love in the Liberal Arts: A New Year’s Note from the NAB

To start my new year’s resolutions aright,  I am reflecting back on why am working with the New American Baccalaureate, seeking to empower transformational liberal arts education. The truth is that my commitment to this work does not stem from research on the value of a liberal arts education (although there is plenty of that), … Read More