On April 10, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) launched a new Employer-Educator Compact to make high-quality learning a national priority as employers seek college graduates with a broader set of skills and knowledge to fuel our innovation-driven economy. At the forum (see video below), AAC&U also provided an overview of new findings from a national survey of business and nonprofit leaders summarized in the report It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success. More than 100 college presidents—all members of the LEAP Presidents' Trust—and more than 150 business and nonprofit leaders signed on to the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact and pledged to work together to ensure that all college students—including those attending two-year and four-year, public and private institutions—have access to a high-quality liberal education that fully prepares them for work, life, and citizenship. Several of those who signed the Compact were featured speakers at the forum. US Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter contributed her perspective on national higher education priorities.
This program features videos produced as part of our Liberal Education and America's Promise initiative and shines a spotlight on effective educational programs and practices that our LEAP partner campuses are developing as part of their efforts to ensure that all their students benefit from an engaged liberal education. AAC&U TV also features interviews and presentations from our 2008 Annual Meeting.