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AAC&U's publications cover a range of topics and provide the latest research, analysis, and valuable starting points for campus practitioner and policy leader dialogues. AAC&U monographs, reports, and guides focus on teaching, learning, curriculum, and academic leadership, and shine a spotlight on promising practices at every kind of college and university. See below for all AAC&U publications. Click on titles to purchase or download copies.

AAC&U also publishes three periodicals, Liberal Education, Peer Review, and Diversity & Democracy, and a monthly online newsletter, AAC&U News, to advance the national dialogue about the quality of undergraduate education in the United States.

Beyond Borders: Profiles in International Education

Analyzes the state of international education in the U.S. and sets forth a strong educational rationale for strengthening the global dimensions of U.S. higher education. Profiles some fifteen institutions that have successfully begun to tackle this challenge and conveys lessons learned about implementation.

Program Review and Educational Quality in the Major

Translates AAC&U's national study of college majors into guidelines for program review. The handbook describes key elements of effective major programs, provides a protocol for departmental self-study, and recommends ways of including outcomes assessment in program review.

Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment

Asserts that student-centered, feminist assessments can be a useful vehicle for improving teaching and learning in any discipline and describes strategies and instruments that can be used to assess what and how students learn.

 The Courage to Question: Women's Studies and Student Learning

Frank, eye-opening reports from seven colleges and universities assessing student learning in women's studies courses. Examines how women students learn critical thinking skills, develop a "personal voice," gain multicultural perspectives, and make choices for their lives.

Core Curriculum and Cultural Pluralism: A Guide for Campus Planners

This well-documented report studies more than 50 colleges and universities working to bring world and U.S. cultures into general education. It also provides a guide for academic leaders working to design and implement new general education programs. Includes sample syllabi, core proposals, curriculum profiles, and advice for overcoming potential difficulties related to curriculum change and faculty development.

Learning for the Common Good: Liberal Education, Civic Education, and Teaching About Philanthropy

Analysis of the centrality of service learning in liberal education, accompanied by a study of student experiences in service-linked courses and numerous examples from every kind of campus. Focuses on developing courses about philanthropy and suggests ways in which these courses can revitalize other aspects of undergraduate education.

Hispanic Women: Making Their Presence on Campus Less Tenuous

Addresses the experiences of Hispanic-American women in academe and suggests strategies that will ensure the full participation of Hispanic-American women in the intellectual, social, and economic growth of the country. Examines some of the experiences that Hispanic women have as students, faculty members, and administrators and includes recommendations for institutional change.

Reports from the Fields

Presents the results of AAC&U's three-year review of liberal arts and sciences majors within the context of liberal education. Contains abridged reports from task forces on specific majors, each identifying goals for introductory, intermediate, and advanced work and recommending ways to foster integrative and collaborative learning. Fields covered include biology, economics, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, and women's studies.

Integrity in the College Curriculum

This publication is an AAC&U classic. One of the most widely read and influential higher education reports, this volume is the final word on AAC&U's project on Redefining the Meaning and Purpose of Baccalaureate Degrees. The nineteen educators who framed Integrity included Ernest Boyer, Arthur Levine, Charles Muscatine, Frederick Rudolph, Linda B. Salamon, and Jonathon Z. Smith. Drawing on a national analysis of campus practices, the report punctured the prevailing complacency that college majors had remained purposeful and well-structured, even as general education had collapsed.