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AAC&U sponsors a variety of continuing programs—meetings, workshops, and summer institutes for campus teams—that bring together college educators from across institutional types, disciplines, and departments. AAC&U activities nurture the talents and creativity of higher education's current and future leaders. Attendees of recent meetings have described them as powerful and transformative—providing participants with innovative ideas and practices, and shaping the direction of their educational reform efforts.

Annual Meeting

Each year, the Annual Meeting provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 2,000 attendees interested in higher education—including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators—to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform. Join us at our 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Network for Academic Renewal

The Network for Academic Renewal offers an annual series of working conferences collaboratively designed and led by members of the higher education community. These conferences provide an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and student affairs educators to work together on educational changes to advance student success in the context of their institution's mission.

Summer Institutes

Greater Expectations Institute 2006 Cover

AAC&U Summer Institutes offer campus teams a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus. Current institutes include the Institute on General Education and Assessment, the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success (formerly the Greater Expectations Institute), the Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments, and the PKAL STEM Faculty Leadership Institute.

Wye Seminars

AAC&U is pleased to have a strong history of working with The Aspen Institute, whose mission is to foster enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. AAC&U and The Aspen Institute cosponsor two seminars each summer, both held at the Aspen Wye River campus in Maryland – the Wye Chief Academic Officers' Seminar: Citizenship in the Polity; and the Wye Faculty Seminar: Citizenship in the Polity

2014–2015 Meetings

Global Learning in College: Cross-Cutting Capacities for 21st-Century Students
October 16-18, 2014—Minneapolis, Minnesota

Transforming STEM Education
November 6-8, 2014—Atlanta, Georgia

100 YEARS!
Centennial Annual Meeting
January 21-24, 2015—Washington, DC

From Mission to Action to Evidence:
Empowering and Inclusive General Education Programs

February 19-21, 2015—Kansas City, Missouri

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success:
Assessing and Advancing Inclusive Excellence

March 26-28, 2015—San Diego, California

Future Meetings

AAC&U Annual Meeting
January 20-23, 2016, in Washington, DC

AAC&U Annual Meeting
January 25-28, 2017, in San Francisco, California

AAC&U Annual Meeting
January 24-27, 2018, in Washington, DC

Network for Academic Renewal Schedule

Past Meetings

For more information

For more information about AAC&U meetings please contact us by email at or by phone at 202-387-3760. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Network for Academic Renewal conferences and for the Annual Meeting.  Please contact the Development Office at 202-884-7421 or e-mail for information about sponsorship levels.