Welcome to the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative pathway!
Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Page Info.
Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses are making far-reaching educational changes to help all their students—whatever their chosen field of study—acquire the broad knowledge, higher order capacities, and real world experience they need to thrive both in the economy and in a globally engaged democracy.
To Make Excellence Inclusive, LEAP Promotes Essential Learning Outcomes, Principles of Excellence, High-Impact Educational Practices, Authentic Assessments, and Students' Signature Work. LEAP challenges higher education to prepare all students to complete a substantial cross-disciplinary project in a topic significant to the student and society, as part of the expected pathway to a degree. The signature project can take one of many forms (e.g. capstone, internship, field work, research, community-based research). LEAP leaders also work to engage the public with core questions about what really matters in college and to connect employers and educators as they build new partnerships and make the case for the importance of liberal education in a global economy and in our diverse democracy.