The LEAP Challenge Blog


Recently, David Brooks wrote about two opposing views of character and conduct. In one view, character is stable, people act in accordance ... read more
Oct 23, 2009 | Carol Geary Schneider
On October 16, Inside Higher Ed (IHE) posted a truly wonderful interview with three Chinese students who studied at Bowdoin, Bucknell, and... read more
Oct 19, 2009 | Carol Geary Schneider
In an Inside Higher Ed essay, colleagues who developed the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) attacked both the concept of e-portfolios... read more
In recent postings, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) raises the specter that civic literacy—defined as knowledge of the... read more
As college students move from their first to final year, their belief that their campus should focus on contributing to a larger community... read more
Sep 14, 2009 | Debra Humphreys
Could it really be this simple? Okay, of course not. But two recent events—President Obama's speech to schoolchildren and the release of a... read more
Aug 24, 2009 | George D. Kuh
U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) magazine did not invent college rankings, but its annual fall issue has dominated the market for... read more
Aug 18, 2009 | Debra Humphreys
I just returned from the annual SHEEO meeting. SHEEO is the organization representing "state higher education executive officers"—basically... read more
Aug 10, 2009 | Debra Humphreys
In a recent cleverly titled article, "Let Them Eat Workforce Training," Keith Kroll and Barry Alford present a compelling and biting... read more
Last Wednesday, the Washington Post covered the release of a new report issued by the Corporation for National and Public Service,... read more

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