About LEAP

"Launched in 2005, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative. LEAP champions the importance of a liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.

"LEAP responds to contemporary demands for more college-educated workers and more engaged and informed citizens.  Today, and in the years to come, college graduates need higher levels of learning and knowledge as well as strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate this more demanding environment successfully and responsibly."

-The LEAP Challenge (American Association of Colleges & Universities)

About LEAP West!

Leap west Logo LEAP West! joins colleges and universities from across the nation in the critical reassessment and transformation of undergraduate education to meet the demands
of the twenty-first century.

LEAP West! is committed to
faculty leadership in course and curriculum design aligned with best national practices; engaged collaboration and partnerships between faculty and staff in support of student learning and success; high impact educational practices inside and beyond the classroom that will support and improve student retention and progression toward graduation; and equipping students with the practical skills, problem-solving abilities, and civic awareness required for personal and professional success in the twenty-first century.

LEAP Summit

C. Edward WatsonThe campus summit will feature plenaries by Dr. Eddie Watson, Associate Vice President for LEAP Initiatives at AAC&U, and Dr. Micheal Crafton, UWG Provost

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about LEAP initiatives and become actively involved in making recommendations for UWG’s development of LEAP West! , our emerging campus plan for student learning and success in college and beyond.

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Location: Campus Center Ballroom
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Participants will be selected by departmental leadership.