BAILYN: At Yale-NUS, strengthening the liberal arts

April 8, 2013 • 0
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 • 6
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 • 16
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 • 9
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 • 0
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 »