In September 2018, faculty and administrators from seven institutions gathered at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, to share the work they continued in the years since they all participated in the Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning project with the Association of... Read More
Campus Models and Case Studies
In 1970, after one hundred years as a traditional science and engineering university, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) re-engineered its technological education to a new, student-centered approach focused on project-based learning.
They had a good reason.
“It’s fun for... Read More
The woods west of Greensboro, North Carolina, have been a place of refuge for nearly two hundred years. Nearby Quaker communities would help slaves hiding there and smuggle them out to continue their journey north on the Underground Railroad.
After those same Quakers founded Guilford... Read More
Facing today’s most urgent challenges takes more than disciplinary knowledge. It takes good citizens.
To prepare students for their future roles as leaders, humanitarians, and innovators, academic departments across the country are infusing civic learning into the traditional disciplinary... Read More
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 consolidated in 2013 to form the five campuses of UNG—both had institutional commitments to AAC... Read More
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 and break into groups to discuss topics that they researched all semester. “I was standing... Read More
After struggling for years with low completion rates, administrators at Chattanooga State Community College (ChSCC) decided to try something new.
In 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked ChSCC to create a quality enhancement plan (... Read More
For decades, Radford University—a public university in Radford, Virginia—has been proud to engage students through high-impact practices (HIPs).
But in 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked Radford to develop a quality enhancement... Read More
In fall 2016, after exclusively educating junior-level, senior-level, and graduate students for over ten years, Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M–SA) opened its doors to first- and second-year students for the first time.
A&M–SA, which began as a system center for Texas A... Read More