The LEAP Challenge Blog


A few weeks ago I wrote for this blog about changing approaches to service learning in higher education. That post explored the Asset-... read more
Mar 4, 2015 | Carol Geary Schneider
I am saddened this week, as so many educators are, to hear the news of Sweet Briar’s closing—all the more so because I am myself a proud... read more
Feb 24, 2015 | Carol Geary Schneider
In a recent column for Inside Higher Ed, Victor Ferrall Jr. followed up on his 2012 book Liberal Arts at the Brink with a “Valediction for... read more
Feb 18, 2015 | Wilson Peden
Steve Jobs’s comments about the importance of the liberal arts for his personal development and the success of Apple Inc. are now quite... read more
By Devorah Lieberman, President, University of La Verne Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote that “if we want things to stay as they are,... read more
Feb 4, 2015 | Wilson Peden
As part of the LEAP Challenge, AAC&U’s initiative to make students’ Signature Work the expected standard of quality learning in... read more
By David  Brakke, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, James Madison University Panelists during AAC&U’s Centennial... read more
PhD Candidate, Michigan State University, and 2015 K. Patricia  Cross Scholar A powerful theme that emerged on the final day of AAC&U... read more
By David Brakke, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, James Madison University What is the purpose of education?  Why liberal... read more
Dean, School of Humanites & Social Sciences, Stevenson University On the last day of AAC&U's Centennial Meeting, one of my... read more

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