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Interested in learning more? Here are some key colleague organizations, reports, featured news, opinions, and infographics you should get to know.

November/December 2022: Fall into Action

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” – Lauren DeStefano

With a waning yet lingering pandemic, stalled FY2023 funding, and a divided government, change surrounds us like swirling fallen leaves. It’s easy to disengage with so much happening.

Yes, fall is nature’s grand finale. It’s also an important time to champion the arts and sciences.  Below are actions you can take before 2022 takes a bow.

Here is how you can make a difference now:  

  • Reach out to your federal representatives and encourage them to support $207 million funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts passed by the House. While you’re at it, remind policymakers that science matters and ask them to make federal investments in science a national priority and encourage the use of evidence-based policymaking.
  • Help the Society spread the word about #DoublePell. Nearly 7 million students rely on Pell to access higher education. When the government began the program in the 1970s, the maximum grant covered more than three-quarters of the cost of attending a four-year public college. Today, it covers about one-quarter of these costs.
  • Reflect on the impact the liberal arts and sciences have had on your life and learn how to tell your story to policymakers.

Looking to stay connected?

As the seasons change once again, we are reminded of the resiliency of our communities and are looking forward to continuing our advocacy. Let’s get to work.

 

Reports and Infographics

Doubling the Maximum Pell Grant
(National Association of Student Financial Aid Adminstrators)

chArts and Sciences
(Phi Beta Kappa)

The Economic Benefits and Costs of a Liberal Arts Education
(The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

The Real, Long-term Labor Market Outcomes of Liberal Arts Grads
(Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Emsi)

Federal Funding for Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Association of American Universities)

It Takes More than a Major
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in Employment
(Association of American Colleges & Universities and National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)

Power of the Liberal Arts
(Council of Independent Colleges)

Science Matters
(Science Coalition)

Heart of the Matter
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Arts + Social Impact Explorer
(Americans for the Arts)

District Advocacy Guide: Engaging Humanities Advocates on a Local Level
(National Humanities Alliance)

NEH Impact Index
(Graduate Center Digital Initiatives)

The State of Humanities 2018
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Featured News Articles and Opinions

Liberal Arts Align with Employers Needs 
By Rick Seltzer
Inside Higher Ed  | 01.07.2020

What’s a Liberal Arts Degree Worth?
By Te-Ping Chen and Hanna Sender
The Wall Street Journal | 5.10.19

Study Documents Economic Gains (Yes, Gains) of Liberal Arts Education
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.15.19

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.7.18

Liberal Arts Prepare Students for a Changing World
By Brian F. Linnane
The Baltimore Sun | 6.13.2018

A Liberal Arts Degree- Specializing in Nothing- Is Actually Great for Your Career
By Amy X. Wang
Quartz | 11.6.17

The Ideal College Education Can Yield Rocket Scientists Who Write Poetry
By John M. Eger and Norah P. Schultz
San Diego Union Tribune | 3.31.17

Historians Make the Best Health Care Workers
By Emily Michelson
Times Higher Education| 1.22.17

You Don’t Need to Know Code to Make It in Silicon Valley
By Alice Ma
LinkedIn Official Blog | 8.25.15

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
By George Anders
Forbes | 7.29.15

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