What's New

Webinar: Supporting Student Success through Faculty Development

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:15

This free webinar from AAC&U and OneHE will explore scalable and sustainable faculty development that reaches all faculty on campus, not just a few. Learn how to leverage OneHE’s microlearning approach to improve faculty practice and support teaching excellence at your institution.

New Report on Integrating Career Services in Higher Education

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 09:30

How can academic institutions place career goals at the center of their curricula? The new report, Outcomes and Metrics That Matter: Embedding Career Services at Higher Education’s Core, is published by Handshake and features a foreword by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. It draws from insights of higher education leaders to incorporate career readiness into colleges’ objectives.

Is College Worth the Time and the Money? It Depends on Whom You Ask

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 09:15

Conducted in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, this research brief finds that while nearly nine in ten employers believe a college degree is worth the personal investment, only a modest majority (60 percent) of Americans agree.

Call for Proposals: 2022 Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 09:15

How has your campus leveraged resilience and innovation over the past few semesters of unprecedented challenge? AAC&U invites conference proposals that reimagine and reflect on curricular structures, pedagogies, and assessment methods to make quality and equity hallmarks of undergraduate education. Proposals are due September 20.

Apply Now: New Project to Advance Evidence on Civic and Community-Based Engagement

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 09:45

Campus teams of faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to apply to participate in a national project to advance evidence on the efficacy of civic and community-based engagement in higher education. Apply today or join us for an informational webinar on September 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. ET.

Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 14:00

The Cross Awards recognize graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. Nominations for the 2022 awards are due by September 30, 2021.

New Report on Campus Challenges and Strategic Priorities

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 13:45

Based on a national survey of higher education professionals, the new report examines the top challenges colleges and universities have faced as they persisted through the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the country’s racial unrest. The report also explores the strategic priorities identified by campus stakeholders, shedding new light on the path forward after more than a year of turmoil.

Register Now: 2021 Virtual Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 09:30

Register now for AAC&U's Virtual Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education to drive discovery, innovation, and social change. We give voice, not just sound; demonstration, not just intent; and purpose, not just a plan to reform undergraduate STEM education in ways that advantage all and disadvantage none. 

New Essay on the Role of Faculty in AAC&U

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 13:15

Jerry G. Gaff’s new personal essay chronicles his work with AAC&U over the last forty-six years and details national trends in general education, assessment, and equity, as well as the role of faculty as drivers of institutional change.

Register Now: 2021 Virtual Conference on Global Learning

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 10:30

Join educators from across the country and around the world who are working to make global learning more accessible and inclusive, more deeply rooted in ethical relationships, and more intentionally situated within both local and international settings. The conference will be held virtually on October 7–9, 2021.

Application Open for 2022 Institute on ePortfolios

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 16:00

The Institute on ePortfolios provides a sustained opportunity for teams from campuses and/or state systems to develop and implement ambitious strategies for broadening student engagement with ePortfolios. The institute will provide a full year of direct support and engagement via in-person and virtual interactions. Applications due September 17.

Call for Proposals: 2022 Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 09:30

As we reflect on instructional practices adopted during COVID-19, decisions about which to keep, revise, or jettison must be guided by student learning and success goals. Held virtually on January 24 in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2022 Annual Meeting, the Annual Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive sessions for participants to share emerging best practices and research. Proposals are due July 26.

Call for Proposals: 2022 Annual Meeting

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 14:30

AAC&U is accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting, which will be held January 19–21 in Washington, DC. Titled “Educating for Democracy,” the meeting will bring together a diverse community of educators to examine new models, practices, and solutions aimed at reinvigorating liberal education in service to democracy. The meeting will also feature a virtual component for those unable to attend in person. Proposals are due July 26.

Liberal Education Magazine Wins Prestigious EXCEL Awards

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 09:45

AAC&U’s Liberal Education magazine won four EXCEL Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association, including two gold awards (in magazine column and 2020 pandemic response feature article categories) and two silver awards (in magazine redesign and feature article design categories)! Congratulations to our magazine team, contributing authors, and member campuses for making the magazine stand out.

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella to Serve on New “Boyer II” Commission

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 15:15

Convened by the Reinvention Collaborative, the blue-ribbon commission will reexamine and build on the landmark 1998 report of the Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University in order to develop a new guiding vision for excellence and equity in undergraduate education at US research universities.