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The thirteen additional institutions will host TRHT Campus Centers, following the ten institutions selected in 2017. In partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s TRHT effort, AAC&U works with higher education institutions across the country to create Campus Centers that prepare the next generation of leaders to confront racism and to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value.
The annual Cross award will be presented to the 2020 recipients at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Honoring K. Patricia Cross, professor emerita of higher education at the University of California–Berkeley, the award recognizes graduate students with exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
AAC&U has formally endorsed a statement by the American Association of University Professors that argues for the importance of expert knowledge and the higher education institutions that produce and transmit it. Addressing an ongoing movement to attack the disciplines and higher education institutions, the statement defends the critical role these institutions perform in producing the knowledge that sustains American democracy, especially in this moment of intense global instability.
Kick off AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 22 with a Pre-Meeting Forum on “Global Economic Development and Higher Education.” Craig Calhoun, university professor of social sciences at Arizona State University and former president of the London School of Economics, will deliver the forum's keynote on “The Future of Higher Education in the Current Global Economic Context.”
Early-bird registration ends January 21 for AAC&U's 2020 General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference, “Reflection and Meaning-Making in Turbulent Times.” The conference will be held February 20–22 in Jacksonville, Florida.