Peer Review, Spring 2011

Current Issue


Lessons on Systemic Reform from the LEAP States Initiative

This issue of Peer Review highlights lessons learned from AAC&U’s LEAP States initiative. Specifically, it features educational and curricular reform work of institutions and state systems involved in the LEAP States Initiative—focusing on how selected state systems are using the LEAP essential learning outcomes as a shared framework for student achievement, accountability, school-college alignment, and underserved student success. The lessons learned can be useful to those in a wide range of institutions working toward educational reform.

Table of Contents

By Shelley Johnson Carey


Susan Albertine, Association of American Colleges and Universities


Kathryne Drezek McConnell, Ray Van Dyke, Steve Culver; all of Virginia Tech

Norm Jones, Utah State University and the Utah Regents’ General Education Task Force

Kay M. Sagmiller, Southern Oregon University; and Kenneth M. Doxsee, University of Oregon

Ken O’Donnell, California State University System; Janet Hecsh, Sacramento State University; Terry Underwood, Sacramento State University; William Loker, California State University, Chico; Sara A. Trechter, California State University, Chico; Debra David, San José State University; and Alexandria White, Evergreen Valley College

Thomas B. Steen, University of North Dakota; Larry R. Peterson, North Dakota State University; Andrea Donovan, Minot State University; Ryan Pitcher, Bismarck State College; and Brad Tews, North Dakota State College of Science


Ashley Finley, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Reality Check

Robert Corpus, San José State University

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