A record number of students showcased scholarly and creative work from a variety of disciplines at the annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference, reflecting the values of liberal arts, research, and student-faculty collaboration at Illinois Wesleyan.
Higher education is ubiquitous in American life – it has a rich and distinguished history practiced by hundreds of intellectually and educationally dynamic institutions across the nation.
But what makes the experience at liberal arts institutions unique? The answer is simple: we provide extensive, personal interaction between faculty, students, and staff, creating a close community of serious discourse that fosters the lifelong growth and success of graduates.
Graduates of the 130 liberal arts colleges that make up the Annapolis Group are substantially more likely to say they benefited from high-quality, teaching oriented faculty than graduates of other types of institutions, according to a 2011 study.