LEAP State: Georgia

Campuses and Partners: University System of Georgia; institutions joining the LEAP State Georgia Consortium; independent institutions interested in partnership

Year Joined: 2016

Website: https://leapstategeorgia.wordpress.com/

The LEAP State Georgia Consortium comprises colleges and universities of the University System of Georgia.  Led by the LEAP Georgia Steering Committee, the consortium organizes LEAP activities throughout the state and welcomes all institutions to participate.

LEAP Mission: The LEAP State Georgia membership, which collectively is referred to as LEAP Georgia, is committed to developing the LEAP vision through creation of purposeful pathways for students and high levels of student achievement of the Essential Learning Outcomes.  LEAP values, the values of liberal education, are essential for future professionals, future citizens, and future leaders.  LEAP Georgia is committed to the Principles of Excellence toward the goals of inclusivity, civic connection, and lifelong inquiry.

Georgia Visualization

Featured initiatives:

  •  LEAP Georgia Steering Committee meets twice a year to manage administrative and governance issues
  •  Each active campus has created or is in the process of creating its own local group to manage the campus LEAP plan
  • Every spring the USG hosts a gathering of LEAP Georgia campuses to showcase or participate in the showcasing of activities going on at the individual institutions
  • The USG is coordinating with institutional presidents and with community leaders including members of the Board of Regents to coordinate the efforts of LEAP initiatives with the emerging concerns of “essential skills”

Contact: Jordan Cofer, Professor of English & Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences, Georgia College & State University, and Chair, LEAP State Georgia Steering Committee, jordan.cofer@gcsu.edu.

For more information, contact Eddie Watson, Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives, at watson@aacu.org