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Leap at UNG

Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is an Association of American Colleges and University (AAC&U) program that champions real-world experiences, broad knowledge bases, and higher-order capacities. LEAP users engage the community in the classroom in an effort to better prepare students for a global economy and diversified democracy. LEAP emphasizes student development of:

  • a broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g, science, culture, and society);
  • in-depth achievement in a specific field of interest;
  • a sense of social responsibility;
  • strong intellectual and practical skills that span all major fields of study;
  • critical thinking skills allowing them to apply knowledge and skills real-world settings.

LEAP into Action Grant

LEAP into Action supports impactful changes to coursework by supporting faculty in implementing High Impact Practices within their classroom pedagogy. LEAP grants can range from $1,000 - $5,000 based on the scope of the project and potential impact to UNG’s learning community.

Courses that employ high impact practices increase rates of student retention and student engagement. High impact practices include things like:

How to Apply for a Grant?

Individuals or teams may apply for a grant to support the time and materials needed to implement a LEAP-related project. Grant applications should consist of:

  • Name, email address, department, and primary campus of applicant. If submitting as a team, the individual submitting the application in the online portal will be designated as the primary contact;
  • Proposal title;
  • A thorough description of the project or assignment that includes anticipated goals and merits, and indicates whether it is new or a redesign (max. 750 words);
  • An explanation of how the project or assignment integrates LEAP ideas or tools (Essential Learning Outcomes, Principles of Excellence, High-Impact Practices, VALUE Rubrics, etc.);
  • The system used to measure success;
  • Timeline for implementation;
  • Budget report outlining use of funds or justification for compensation;
  • Letter of support from department head;

The 2021-2022 LEAP grant applications are due April 5, 2021 by 5 p.m. 

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