On June 8-10, 2014 ~100 faculty and administrators from 39 colleges and universities gathered in Richmond, Virginia to kick off the 2014-2015 Aspen Consortium. This year’s convening focused on four themes that have been identified by participants as important topics to further the integration of business education and the liberal arts, liberal learning, and the humanities. The themes were:
- Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
- Developing stewardship for business and society
- Developing a historical perspectivea
- Developing a cross-cultural fluency.
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The Consortium also had a strong action learning component: as part of participation, each school took on a pilot project that attempts to further the integration of liberal learning and business education. Previous pilot projects have included the design/redesign of specific courses, the design/redesign of degree programs, and the development of new assessment mechanisms specifically geared towards measuring the intersections of liberal and business learning.