The New American Colleges and Universities and LEAP

Member Institution: The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U)

Year Joined: 2013

LEAP State Mission: In partnership with AAC&U's LEAP initiative, The New American Colleges and Univerities (NAC&U) strives to strengthen a central component of their member's institutional missions—the effective integration of professional studies and liberal arts.  NAC&U's LEAP project inverts the traditional model of liberal arts departments merely providing service courses to professional programs. Instead, it encourages the sharing of expertise in all directions, and helps faculty across campus understand the possibilities for student success through integrating professional and liberal studies. NAC&U's LEAP efforts will focus on:

  • Strengthening the integration of professional studies and liberal arts;
  • Extending and strengthening the trans- and inter-disciplinary emphases within our institutions;
  • Articulating and disseminating the ways in which NAC&U institutions integrate liberal and professional studies;
  • Building our collective expertise as a consortium.

Contact: Nancy Hensel, President of NAC&U, nhensel@newamericancolleges.org

NAC&U Institutions: