LEAP Networks

LEAP States Summit Resources

The LEAP campaign has helped institutions of all types to collaborate for liberal education and inclusive excellence. Using the LEAP framework, colleges and universities across the United States and around the world are aligning their work on student learning outcomes and assessment—stepping up to the diplomacy, relationship building, community organizing, and social learning entailed in boundary-crossing efforts. Since 2005, the LEAP States initiative has modeled alignment and collaboration at scale in the U.S. A dozen U.S. states formally participate in LEAP States. Two national consortia—the New American Colleges & Universities and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, have also joined LEAP States. Internationally, the Japan Association for College and University Education (JACUE) and the Qatar University Core Curriculum Program, with outreach to the Middle East and North Africa, have used LEAP to build consensus on essential college learning that respects and responds to differences in nations and regions. This array of sharing has offered AAC&U fresh perspectives and productive ideas. The LEAP Network hub intends to gather the best of emerging collaboration as a resource to support further activity. The LEAP Network hub exists to advance liberal education for all people.

Campus Models and Case Studies

A New Institution in a New LEAP State: Faculty-Driven Reform and Innovation at the University of North Georgia

Even before it became an institution, the University of North Georgia (UNG) had LEAP in its DNA. North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) and Gainesville State College (GSC)—which... Read More

Town Halls and Great Debates at Shenandoah and Tarleton State

There is a moment that Eric Leonard, Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, looks forward to each year. On town hall night, he watches students leave the auditorium... Read More
LEAP Texas

LEAP Texas

LEAP Texas is a collaborative of more than 60 higher education institutions with the capacity to reach more than 750,000 students. It is unique in that LEAP Texas is not driven by a particular... Read More
California Faculty Collaborative

California Faculty Collaborative

The California Faculty Collaborative is a faculty-driven community of practice committed to finding ways to create equity-minded curricular, pedagogical, and assessment practices that are relevant,... Read More
LEAP IN Faculty Collaboratives

LEAP IN Faculty Collaboratives

The goal of the LEAP IN Faculty Collaboratives network is to create and support connections among diverse faculty from across all Indiana institutions who are passionate about teaching and the... Read More