BAILYN: At Yale-NUS, strengthening the liberal arts

April 8, 2013
Yale and Yale-NUS are both benefitting by the interactions between their faculties, and liberal arts education around the world will be the stronger for it.

BAILYN, DAVIS AND LEWIS: Rethinking liberal arts education

February 29, 2012
In 2009, two of us (Charles Bailyn and Deborah Davis) visited Singapore with a Yale delegation to join a conversation about creating a liberal arts education that would be unlike what exists at Yale or elsewhere. After that initial trip, three Yale faculty committees met biweekly to imagine what such a curriculum would include. There »

Bailyn: Yale-NUS will build our brand

February 14, 2011
A recent News editorial (“News’ View: Keep Yale out of Singapore,” Feb. 11), suggested that Yale’s proposed partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in founding a liberal arts college is of little benefit to Yale and may damage Yale’s “brand.” I believe that the opposite is true — so much so that I »

Bailyn: In defense of the science requirement

September 11, 2008
This September marks my 42nd shopping period at Yale, and I’m beginning to see some patterns. There’s the ambitious freshman who wants to take seven-and-a-half credits; there’s the mad dash to find 10 more TFs for a modest lecture course that suddenly has 300 students; and of course, that hardy perennial, complaints about the science »

Turning around our dismal course evaluation system

November 5, 2002
Yale College rightly prides itself on having a research faculty that pays unusually close attention to undergraduate teaching. But there is a bizarre lapse in our system in terms of student course evaluations. Course evaluation at Yale is so dysfunctional that we recently received pointedly negative comments during an otherwise routine re-accreditation exercise carried out »