253937 A LEAP Toward an Educated Citizenry: The Role of Public Health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM

Susan Albertine, PhD , Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC
Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) is a national initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) that champions the importance of a 21st century liberal education. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses and several state systems are making far-reaching educational changes to help all their students - whatever their chosen field of study - achieve a set of essential learning outcomes fostered through liberal education. Recognizing public health's basic role in preventing illness and suffering, AACU launched the “Educated Citizen and Public Health” initiative to foster access to education in public health to all 2-year and 4-year undergraduate institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of this initiative within the LEAP campaign and its efforts to help all students to meet the social, scientific and economic demands of a globally interdependent world.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative will foster the goals of the LEAP campaign. 2. Evaluate how the goals of the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative relate to foundations of training in public health education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Susan Albertine is vice president, Office of Engagement, Inclusion, and Success, at AAC&U. She provides leadership for the overall program of LEAP partner state initiatives, for programs and activities related to college readiness and student success, and for the Making Excellence Inclusive initiative. She serves as liaison to project contacts in the field, including policy, campus, business, P16, and community leaders. The office is responsible for AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal meetings and for the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.