COPLAC joins forces with LEAP initiative

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.”

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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