Bringing the mission and power of the liberal arts at home, across the nation, and around the world.

CCE plays an important role in Bard’s effort to redefine the role of the modern university. CCE coordinates initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of how higher education can and should operate in the public interest. In addition to Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences classes on campus, CCE collaborates with and helps coordinate local, national and international institutional educational initiatives, including Bard AbroadBard Early Colleges, Bard Center for Early College, Bard Globalization and International Affairs ProgramBard Prison Initiative, Clemente Course in the Humanities, International Dual-Degree Partnerships, Institute for International Liberal EducationInstitute for Writing and Thinking, Lifetime Learning Institute, and the newest educational initiative, Microcolleges.