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AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

AAC&U is an excellent source of information on undergraduate curricular change, how colleges are changing to meet the needs of the new global economy, general education reform, student learning outcomes assessment, diversity and equity in higher education, and global issues in higher education.

AAC&U champions a contemporary vision of liberal education and sponsors a campaign called Liberal Education and America's Promise to expand public and student understanding of what really matters in college—the kinds of learning that will truly empower them to succeed and make a difference in the 21st century.

To arrange an interview:

AAC&U senior staff members and senior fellows are reliable and expert sources of information on many topics related to undergraduate education and liberal learning. AAC&U staff members can also direct reporters to experts in the field at any of our more than 1,300 member colleges and universities. Follow this link to see a complete list of AAC&U Experts.

For general information or to be put in touch with an appropriate source, contact Debra Humphreys, vice president for policy and public engagement, at 202.387.3760 (ext 422) or Humphreys@aacu.org.

Recent Press Releases:

July 16, 2014—AAC&U Joins Multi-State Coalition of Higher Education Leaders Mobilizing in Support of Common Core Standards

June 23, 2014—68 Institutions in Nine States to Pilot New Approach to
Learning Outcomes Assessment

June 19, 2014—Twenty Institutions Selected to Participate in New Initiative, “Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM” (TIDES)

June 4, 2014—STEM Leaders from 52 Campuses Chosen to Participate in Project Kaleidoscope 2014 Summer Leadership Institutes

June 3, 2014—AAC&U Urges Higher Education to Take the Lead to Develop Better Evidence on College Learning and Completion

May 6, 2014—109 Campuses Selected to Attend AAC&U Summer Institutes on General Education and Assessment; High-Impact Practices and Student Success; and Integrative Learning and the Departments

February 25, 2014—Three National Working Groups Convene in Washington, DC to Map General Education Pathways That Advance Twenty-First Century Learning

February 13, 2014—Association of American Colleges and Universities Announces Eight New Directors and New Slate of Officers for Board of Directors

February 11, 2014—AAC&U Selects 13 Scholars To Guide Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Initiative

January 30, 2014—LEAP Texas Becomes 10th Official LEAP State Partner

January 29, 2014—New Project--“Civic Inquiries and Actions in the Disciplines”--Seeks to Expand the Impact of Civic Learning Within Chicago Area Colleges and Universities

January 23, 2014—AAC&U Presents 2014 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by José Antonio Bowen

January 22, 2014—New Report Documents That Liberal Arts Disciplines Prepare Graduates for Long-Term Professional Success

January 14, 2014—Bringing Theory to Practice Project Awards Twenty-Eight Institutions Matching Grants to Participate in Initiative on Engaged Learning and Student Well-Being

January 9, 2014—Eight Graduate Students Honored with K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

January 2, 2014—Media Alert: AAC&U Annual Meeting to Address Equity and Excellence in Higher Education's Moment of Disruption

December 10, 2013—New Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Project to Focus on "Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM"

November 14, 2013—AAC&U Launches Initiatives to Advance Transformative Change in General Education and Student Learning Assessment

November 8, 2013—Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education Announce Indiana as Ninth Partner State in AAC&U’s LEAP States Initiative

November 6, 2013—The New American Colleges and Universities Formally Joins Liberal Education and America’s Promise

October 28, 2013—AAC&U Announces Appointment of Project Kaleidoscope Executive Director Kelly Mack as AAC&U Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education

October 23, 2013—AAC&U Announces Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities Chosen to Participate in Phase Two of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future Initiative²

September 4, 2013—Media Alert: Academic Professional Societies to Gather for Convocation on Infusing Issues of Sustainability in Undergraduate Teaching, Learning, and Curricular Innovation

August 15, 2013—“Without Inclusion, There Is No True Excellence,” AAC&U Board of Directors Affirms in New Statement on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence”

June 30, 2013—AAC&U Joins with 36 Other National Organizations to Affirm Shared Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wake of Court Decision on Race-Based Admissions

June 19, 2013—The American Academy of Arts & Sciences Releases Important National Report, “The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation”

June 7, 2013—STEM Leaders from 35 Campuses Accepted to Project Kaleidoscope 2013 Summer Leadership Institute

May 6, 2013—122 Campuses Selected to Attend AAC&U Summer Institutes on General Education and Assessment; High-Impact Practices and Student Success; and Integrative Learning and the Departments

April 10, 2013—Employers More Interested in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Than College Major

February 13, 2013—AAC&U Launches New Strategic Plan and Appoints New Officers and Members to Board of Directors

January 24, 2013—AAC&U Presents 2013 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, and Jonathan R. Dolle

January 10, 2013—Seven Graduate Students Honored with K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

January 7, 2013—Ten Community Colleges Chosen to Join AAC&U Roadmap Project Supported by MetLife Foundation

January 4, 2013—Media Alert: AAC&U Annual Meeting to Address Ensuring the Quality of U.S College Degrees in an Age of Austerity and Disruptive Innovations

January 3, 2013—AAC&U Announces New Mission Statement Affirming Commitments to Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence

December 27, 2012 -- AAC&U Announces Five Historically Black Colleges and Universities Chosen to Participate in the Next Phase of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future Initiative

December 14, 2012 -- Bringing Theory to Practice Project Awarded Funding to Support The Civic Series and Related Projects

November 20, 2012 -- AAC&U Announces Appointment of David Paris as New Vice President for Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons

November 1, 2012 -- New Strategic Goals Related to Liberal Education, Equity, Quality, and Social Responsibility to Guide AAC&U National Programs, Projects, and Resource Development from 2013 to 2017

September 26, 2012 -- AAC&U Announces Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities Chosen to Participate in Third Cohort of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future

September 12, 2012 -- Bringing Theory to Practice Announces Sixty-One Institutions Selected to Receive Funding in First Round of Grants Supporting Projects on Civic Learning, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Engaged Learning

August 27, 2012 – AAC&U Announces Nine Schools Participating in New Initiative to Advance Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning

August 13, 2012 – AAC&U Affirms Commitment to Campus Diversity, Joins 39 Higher Education Organizations in Support of the University of Texas in Supreme Court Case

July 10, 2012 – AAC&U Announces Appointment of Kelly Mack as Incoming Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope

June 5, 2012 – STEM Leaders from Thirty-Three Campuses Accepted to Attend Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) 2012 Summer Institutes

May 21, 2012 – Association of American Colleges and Universities Announces Appointment of Caryn McTighe Musil as Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Initiatives

May 1, 2012 – Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Announce LEAP Partnership Focused on Undergraduate Research

April 30, 2012 – 102 Campuses Selected to Attend AAC&U Summer Institutes on General Education and Assessment; High-Impact Practices and Student Success; and Integrative Learning and the Departments

April 13, 2012 – Ten Institutions Chosen to Form Community College Network Focused on Civic Learning through the Humanities

April 10, 2012 – Thirteen National Organizations Form Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Steering Committee To Make Civic Learning in College Expected Rather than Optional

March 20, 2012 – Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Announce Massachusetts As
Eighth Partner State in AAC&U’s LEAP States Initiative

February 9, 2012 – Association of American Colleges and Universities Announces Seven New Directors and New Slate of Officers for Board of Directors

January 30, 2012 – AAC&U Announces 16 Colleges and Universities Chosen to Test New Degree Qualifications Profile as Catalyst for Assessing and Improving the Quality of Student Learning, Facilitating Effective Student Transfer, and Increasing College Completion Rates

January 26, 2012 – AAC&U Presents 2012 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Why Choose the Liberal Arts? by Mark W. Roche

January 25, 2012 – Reclaiming a Democratic and Global Vision for College Learning Topic of AAC&U Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

January 24, 2012 – W.M. Keck Foundation Grant to Project Kaleidoscope Will Support Development of New Framework for Institutional Effectiveness in STEM Learning

January 13, 2012 – Media Alert: Reclaiming a Democratic and Global Vision for College Learning Topic of AAC&U Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

January 11, 2012 – Eight Graduate Students Honored with K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

January 10, 2012 – AAC&U President Carol Geary Schneider Speaks on Reclaiming the Civic Mission of Higher Education at White House Event

January 5, 2012 – AAC&U and The Democracy Commitment Invite Community Colleges to Participate in New NEH Project on Civic and Democratic Learning

 

 

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