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LEAP States Initiative Promotes Learning Outcomes & Authentic Assessment

Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative launched by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in 2005. LEAP promotes:

The LEAP States Initiative is a multi-state collaborative that works with the LEAP Framework to raise the quality of college learning within and across states by advancing essential learning outcomes, high-impact practices and authentic assessment. AAC&U offers practical assistance, encourages innovation, and provides a national voice for the participating consortia, systems, states and regions. There are currently 11 participating states: California, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Each LEAP state forms its own collaborative at the state or system level, including representatives from two- and four-year and public and private institutions as well as P-16, civic and business leaders. In most of the participating states, a public higher education system or coordinating council provides leadership. Information about the participating entities in each state is available on the AAC&U LEAP States website.

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