Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence, funded by the Teagle Foundation, is a part of AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise family of projects. It will support faculty members at four institutions as they engage in a six-month planning period to lay the foundation for ambitious faculty-led curricular changes leading to greater intentionality in students’ curricular pathways.
Eportfolios, digital repositories of student work, have been transforming students' educational experiences for two decades. The Association of American Colleges and Universities has long advocated eportfolio adoption throughout higher education. As AAC&U’s LEAP initiative has gained prominence, the necessity for all students to have the opportunity to engage with high quality learning in all of the Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) has become clear.
This LEAP project is designed to further existing knowledge about the relationship between high-impact practices and underserved student success. Funded by TG Philanthropy and part of AAC&U’s Making Excellence Inclusive and The LEAP Challenge initiatives, this campus-based research project will provide insights into the effects of problem-centered curricular designs, particularly integrative learning in general education programs, and transparent teaching practices on underserved students’ learning and success.
AAC&U’s General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) initiative is designed to develop principles through which institutions of higher education can create general education curricula that focus on core proficiencies, intentional educational pathways within and across institutions, and students’ engagement in work that allows assessment of their demonstrated accomplishments in inquiry- and problem-based learning. GEMs principles are designed so that the next generation of general education programs will strengthen and integrate students’ broad learning across the liberal arts and sciences by connecting general education to big questions in society and to students’ major fields.
General Education for a Global Century is a Curriculum and Faculty Development Project of the Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility initiative and the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is conducting a research project, funded by the TG Philanthropy Program, to examine undergraduate data from universities across the three Compass state systems (California State University System, Oregon University System, and University of Wisconsin System). The project investigates the impact of engaged learning on traditionally underrepresented populations, specifically first-generation, minority, and low-income students.
Working individually on campus and collectively in regional affinity clusters, nine teams will develop long-term plans for developing sustained and self-renewing faculty leadership for the cumulative aims and outcomes of integrative liberal learning across the curriculum.