LEAP State: Wisconsin

Campuses and Partners: The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)

Year Joined: 2005

LEAP Mission: Wisconsin, the first official LEAP State, has used the initiative over more than a decade to launch a series of campus action and advocacy efforts that champion the value of a liberal education for all college students. An initiative of the University of Wisconsin System, LEAP Wisconsin (see https://www.wisconsin.edu/liberal-education) seeks to increase understanding of the value and purpose of liberal education for UW System students and Wisconsin citizens.

News Release: Available July 2016: Assessing LEAP Wisconsin: A Decade and Counting of Statewide Engagement with Liberal Education and America’s Promise https://www.wisconsin.edu/leap-assessment

Featured Engagement Strategy:

The Wisconsin Faculty Collaborative is a community of practice—a group of educators dedicated to improving their craft through regular interaction with one another. They designed an online innovation hub to put Wisconsin educators in conversation with one another and with anyone who is putting liberal education into practice.  The hub discusses the guiding principles of liberal education, helps users to take advantage of key pedagogical tools (such as the DQP and VALUE rubrics), and encourages them to participate in the discussion by leaving questions, comments, and submitting their own material.


Other Initiatives:

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