Special Invitation to a Free LEAP Day Webinar, “Employers Speak on a Liberal Education”

Open to institutions in AAC&U’s LEAP States Initiative and Campus Action Network

You and your colleagues are invited to participate in a free webinar featuring employers addressing the value of liberal education outcomes in today’s economy. The webinar will take place on February 29, 2012 (“LEAP Day”), from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., central standard time.

The webcast will engage two lively panels of employers and business leaders discussing the types of knowledge, skills, and attitudes they seek when hiring college graduates. How have recent years of economic contraction and technological progress realigned workforce needs? In a shifting, interconnected global marketplace, what can colleges and universities do to provide graduates with the capacities needed to succeed today and into the future?

The panels will be hosted in front of live audiences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and at the California State University System office in Long Beach, CA. AAC&U will cohost from Washington, DC.

All those interested in participating must RSVP to this invitation by February 15, 2012, at http://www.aacu.org/leap/forms/leapday_reg1.cfm. We ask that colleagues at each institution gather together and sign in to the webinar from a single location.

After you have registered, you will receive additional information about signing on for the event. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

The event is part of a larger “LEAP Day” program organized by UW-Whitewater in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, the CSU System, and AAC&U. For more information about the full LEAP Day program at Whitewater, please visit http://www.uww.edu/acadaff/assessment/leap/leap-day.

For more information about the LEAP Day webinar, write to Caleb Ward at Ward@aacu.org.


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