Washington, DC—May 1, 2012—The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges announced today that COPLAC is formally joining AAC&U’s signature national initiative, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College, as a partner organization. As part of the LEAP States Initiative, public state systems and other consortia of public and private colleges and universities participate collaboratively in the LEAP initiative to accelerate and advance changes to improve student learning outcomes.
“Our twenty-six member institutions welcome the opportunity to forward the LEAP initiative at the consortium level,” said COPLAC Director Bill Spellman. “There is a close correlation between the public liberal arts mission and AAC&U’sEssential Learning Outcomes. LEAP Partnership status will allow our unique sector to work in a more intentional manner on a recognized high-impact practice.”