In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) convened a committee of eighteen of the biggest names in engineering—including former US secretary of defense William Perry and Google cofounder Larry Page—to examine the toughest issues facing the world in the twenty-first century.... Read More
Campus Models and Case Studies
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
Students in the all-women undergraduate program at Bay Path University often talk about the “sisterhood” and the supportive environment fostered by their instructors, administrators, and each other.
Bay Path, a private university in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, has a long history of... Read More
Editor’s Note: The following is a chapter from AAC&U’s forthcoming book, Rising to the LEAP Challenge: Case Studies of Integrative Pathways to Student Signature Work. The book, which was cowritten by Wilson Peden, Sally Reed, and Kathy Wolfe, will be published in the winter of 2017... Read More
When Sweet Briar College announced its plans to close in March 2015, some pundits pronounced the event a long-awaited inevitability. “By many measures, today's women are flourishing in higher education and do not need a protected environment to develop their intellectual potential,” Diane... Read More
St. Lawrence University is the sort of place most people probably think of when they hear “liberal arts college”—small student body, residential campus in rural Upstate New York, and a curriculum that emphasizes the traditional liberal arts and sciences, with little in the way of technical or... Read More
Imagine a different type of undergraduate education, one that completely breaks from the division between general education and the major. In fact, there are no majors in this system, nor any of the disciplinary boundaries that majors entail. Instead, students declare a “mission”—a statement of... Read More
When Wellesley College joined AAC&U’s project on Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning, the faculty and administrators started out by conducting an inventory of the college’s existing integrative learning practices. They found that the Massachusetts liberal arts college was... Read More
Hiring new faculty members is hard enough in a time of fiscal austerity, but getting the funds to hire more student support personnel can be even harder. “Our support staff is way out of proportion to what we need for our student population—we have only five professional advisors for 7,700... Read More