A Miami Tradition

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Students attending convocation
Art Museum discussion
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Liberal Education at Miami University

A traditional strength of Miami University is its emphasis on liberal education. Miami University was founded on the belief that a liberal education provides the best possible framework for life in a changing world. That emphasis on liberal studies continues today and is referred to as the Miami Plan for Liberal Education, or the Global Miami Plan. Liberal education complements specialized studies in your major and provides a broadened context for exploring social, academic, political, and professional choices. It is designed to help students understand and creatively transform human culture and society by giving students the tools to ask questions, examine assumptions, exchange views with others, and become a better global citizen.

All students beginning in Fall 2015, regardless of major, are required to participate in the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education

Office of Liberal Education Staff

shelly.jpgDr. Shelly Jarrett Bromberg is the Director for the Office of Liberal Education. She has been at Miami for 19 years. Her research focuses on the Hispanic Caribbean with emphasis on the Dominican Republic and its Diaspora. She has been teaching for over 25 years primarily in Latin American Studies and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.

Along with Dorothy, Dr. Bromberg also loves working with students and dedicated faculty and staff in her role as director of Liberal Education. She also has two spoiled cats.

Dorothy FalkeDorothy Falke is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Liberal Education. She has been at Miami University for 17 years. She enjoys shooting pool, riding motorcycles, reading, cooking, and baking and has two spoiled rotten cats. She is also continuing her education toward degrees in Accounting and Business Management Technology.

Dorothy loves working with the students, faculty, and staff here at Miami and assisting them with issues concerning the Global Miami Plan and Liberal Education.

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