Magazine article Liberal Education

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Magazine article Liberal Education

From the Editor

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At the annual meeting in January, which marked the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the association and the tenth anniversary of the launch of its ongoing Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative, AAC&U challenged higher education to make "Signature Work" a goal for all students and the expected standard of quality learning in college. Focused on a question, issue, or problem chosen by the student because of its importance to him or her as well as to the broader society, Signature Work involves the sustained integration and application of learning over the course of at least one semester.

The Featured Topic section reiterates that challenge, explaining in some depth what is meant by Signature Work, what it takes to prepare students to bring their liberal learning to this highest level of achievement, why such preparation is essential for all of today's students, and what all this actually looks like in practice. "The LEAP Challenge: Education for a World of Unscripted Problems," a folio distributed at the annual meeting and reprinted here, introduces this new phase of the LEAP initiative and situates its key concepts within that stream of ongoing work. …

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