Presidents' Trust Employer-Educator Compact
The LEAP Employer-Educator Compact is a statement from educational and business leaders about making high-quality learning a national priority as employers seek college graduates with a broader set of skills and knowledge to fuel our innovation-driven economy. Through this initiative, college, community college, and university presidents are joining with local and national business and non-profit leaders to sponsor events and campus programs. They are working together to support the goals of LEAP and to provide students with more hands-on learning opportunities coupled with the broad outcomes of a quality liberal education.
As of April 10, 2013, more than 100 college presidents—all members of the LEAP Presidents’ Trust—and more than 130 business and nonprofit leaders have signed on to the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact and have pledged to work together to ensure that all college students—including those attending two-year and four-year, public and private institutions—have access to a quality liberal education that fully prepares them for work, life, and citizenship.
All the individuals signing the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact have committed to:
- Helping Americans understand the rising demands of a global workplace and the need for every student to acquire liberal education outcomes;
- Ensuring that all college students have access to experiences that help them develop the broad knowledge and intellectual skills needed for success;
- Expanding and supporting new designs for hands-on learning, including such things as senior projects, undergraduate research, and internships;
- Advancing the dual mission for American higher education to prepare students both for successful careers and for civic responsibility;
- Documenting progress in helping all students achieve key learning outcomes, including their ability to apply learning to complex problems.
See text of LEAP Employer-Educator Compact and how to get involved.
See full list of LEAP Presidents’ Trust members and employers signing the compact.
See Selected Employer-Educator Partnerships.
See news release announcing launch of the Compact and results of 2013 national survey.
See 2013 national survey of employers report, It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success (pdf). See summary of findings and powerpoint slides.
Events related to the Compact are planned for 2013-14. Details and invitations to participate will be posted here. Contact Halim Rizk in the AAC&U President’s Office at email@example.com with questions.