LEAP Campus Toolkit

Resources and Models for Innovation


Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses and several state systems are making far-reaching educational changes to help students in all fields of study achieve a set of essential learning outcomes fostered through liberal education.

To learn more about the LEAP Vision for Learning, download the PDF brochure or continue navigating through LEAP 101 using the arrows at the bottom of the page.

What is Liberal Education?
An approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world as well as in-depth achievement in at least one specific field of study. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, strong cross-disciplinary intellectual and practical skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.