Michigan and the LEAP States Initiative: Liberal Education & America's Promise


In November 2015, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Michigan Association of State Universities announced that Michigan is now a state partner in AAC&U’s national initiative, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP).

About LEAP
Launched in 2005, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). LEAP champions the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. LEAP responds to the changing demands of the twenty-first century—demands for more college-educated workers and more engaged and informed citizens. Today, and in the years to come, college graduates need higher levels of learning and knowledge as well as strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate this more demanding environment successfully and responsibly. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses are making far-reaching educational changes to help all their students—whatever their chosen field of study—acquire the broad knowledge, higher order capacities, and real world experience they need to thrive both in the economy and in a globally engaged democracy.

News Release Announcing Michigan as a LEAP State Partner (Nov. 12, 2015)
Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Michigan Association of State Universities Announce Michigan as 12th Partner State in AAC&U’s LEAP States Initiative

Michigan LEAP State Website



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Central Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Lake Superior State University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Northern Michigan University

Oakland University

Saginaw Valley State University

University of Michigan

University of Michigan - Dearborn

University of Michigan - Flint

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University