Faculty

A commitment to the centrality of faculty and of shared governance animates all of AAC&U’s work. The organization seeks to highlight how faculty members in all fields and all types of colleges and universities are developing effective teaching and learning approaches. AAC&U programs emphasize student and faculty engagement, deep learning, and student success through liberal education.

AAC&U projects bring together faculty to develop new curricular frameworks, more engaged and effective classroom and institutional practices, and new ways to advance liberal education for all students. This work focuses attention on changing demographics, global contexts, and evolving technologies. AAC&U has made a long-term commitment to address the preparation of future faculty and the preparation of all faculty for the future.

AAC&U's meetings, publications, and projects of particular interest to faculty and all educators are linked via the bars on the right.

Campus Models and Case Studies

The VALUE Institute: Assessment as Transformative Faculty Development

Figure 1. The Sixteen VALUE Rubrics Intellectual and Practical Skills Inquiry and analysis Critical thinking Creative thinking Written communication Oral communication Reading Quantitative literacy... Read More

Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence

As soon as new students step on their college campuses for the first time, they already face roadblocks to graduation. Maybe they don’t know how to apply for financial aid, they can’t decipher... Read More

A New Institution in a New LEAP State: Faculty-Driven Reform and Innovation at the University of North Georgia

Even before it became an institution, the University of North Georgia (UNG) had LEAP in its DNA. North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) and Gainesville State College (GSC)—which... Read More

High-Impact Taxonomies: Designing Faculty Development Tools at IUPUI

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has a long and successful history of using high-impact practices (HIPs) to engage students inside and outside the classroom. National... Read More

At Valparaiso, the Holistic Department Opens Up New Possibilities for Faculty

In recent decades, the strain of ever-increasing faculty workload has been the source of much angst among college and university professors. Faculty responsibilities have greatly expanded to include... Read More
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