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Recent Press Releases

July 27, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, is featured in its multimedia blog series “Next-Gen Assessment,” which provides a platform for discussion of timely topics, best practices, and new approaches to emerging challenges related to the assessment of student learning in undergraduate education. Each blog post in the series is complemented by a moderated video discussion featuring assessment specialists, educators, and other higher education leaders.

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June 15, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that it has received a grant of $210,000 from Lumina Foundation to support the synthesis and development of national research on the role of higher education in fostering students’ civic skill-building through community-based engagement and other high-impact practices.

More than ever, initiatives undertaken to strengthen higher education as a public good must be driven by evidence,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “AAC&U is grateful to Lumina Foundation...Read more

June 8, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the ten institutions selected to participate in its Institute on Reframing Institutional Transformation to Include Non-Tenure-Track STEM Faculty. Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of Southern California, this new AAC&U Institute is aimed at transforming institutions in ways that will address the unique needs of our nation’s non-tenure track STEM faculty. The Institute will be held will be held virtually on July 27–30...Read more

May 24, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the sixty-one institutions selected to participate in its 2021 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. The Institute is designed to advance campus- and system-level efforts to achieve quality, equity, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of active teaching and learning practices widely known as “high-impact practices,” or HIPs. The

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May 19, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) today announced a new partnership with OneHE to make sustainable faculty development available at scale. This partnership will enable AAC&U member colleges, universities, and systems to provide their faculty with equitable access to professional development for enhancing teaching and learning as well as to a global community of educators.

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May 18, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the seventy-eight higher education institutions elected to participate in its 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. Fourteen of the participating institutions serve as host sites for existing TRHT Campus Centers; an additional sixty institutions and four to-be-selected Texas-based institutions will send teams

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April 6, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that it has received funding in the total amount of $777,339 to support the establishment of fifteen new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers, bringing the total number of centers to forty-four....Read more

April 6, 2021

Washington, DC—Today the focus is rightly on the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. AAC&U grieves with the family and friends of George Floyd over their ongoing trauma and loss. Unfortunately, we recognize and acknowledge that anti-Black police violence did not begin or end with the killing of George Floyd. Neither will it end with the conviction of Derek Chauvin. We note, too, that the long-standing movement for racial justice that was sparked by outrage over Floyd’s death continues to build as communities across the country and around the world...Read more

April 6, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released today a report on employer views of higher education, “...Read more

April 1, 2021

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the retirement of Terrel Rhodes, effective April 1, 2021, and the promotion of Kate McConnell to AAC&U’s executive leadership team as the Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and the Executive Director of VALUE. In this role, she will focus on making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education through research, capacity-building, and advocacy focused on changing teaching, learning, and assessment practices—including but not limited to the...Read more

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