LEAP Resources

According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) website, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education—for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.

LEAP embraces a 21st-Century Definition of Liberal Education and promotes:

LEAP leaders also work to engage the public with core questions about what really matters in college and to connect employers and educators as they build new partnerships and make the case for the importance of liberal education in a global economy and in our diverse democracy.

For more information about the LEAP initiative, please see the AACU “Introduction to LEAP” brochure.

BCC has begun adapting these rubrics as part of a general education assessment initiative. Here are drafts of the first two adaptations: Ethical Reasoning and Quantitative Literacy.

The 16 rubrics developed by AAC&U may be downloaded below:

To see more about the LEAP VALUE Rubrics, click on the link below:


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