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Liberal Education
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Brad Will, Director of Liberal Education
Phone: 785-628-5347
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Learn More about Liberal Education from National Organizations

The Lumina Foundation's Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP)

The Association of American Colleges and Universities' LEAP

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment on Student Learning Outcome Statements

AAC&U's VALUE Rubrics

Assessment and Curricular Design Resources

Understanding by Design Framework

Understanding by Design White Paper

Backward Design


High Impact Practices

AAC&U has identified several high impact practices in higher education. Those high impact practices are:

  • First-Year Experiences
  • Common Intellectual Experiences
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Capstone Courses and Projects

To learn more about AAC&U's work in this area, visit:

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