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Call for Proposals: 2020 Transforming STEM Higher Education Virtual Conference

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 17:00

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite proposals for sessions to the 2020 Transforming STEM Higher Education Virtual Conference. Sessions will examine the entire range of contemporary challenges to—and opportunities for—STEM higher education reform. Proposals for preconference workshops are due by August 19; all other proposals are due by September 15.

Survey of Presidents on COVID-19 and Racial Justice

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 17:30

In July, AAC&U partnered with ABC Insights to conduct a survey of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust members. Instead of operating in “panic mode,” most presidents are maintaining their cautious optimism as they look forward to the fall.

Higher Ed Association Ask Congress for Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 18:00

As Congress prepares the next COVID-19 supplemental bill, AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in asking the Senate to include measures to help student loan borrowers by extending and expanding loan relief provisions that were provided in the CARES Act.

 

Webinar on “COVID-19 and Campus Planning”

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 15:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will join other higher education experts in a webinar to discuss scenarios and potential outcomes for the fall semester. Featuring survey results from an upcoming report by AAC&U and ABC Insights, the candid discussion will explore the effects of COVID-19 on colleges and universities and what a return to campus might look like.

Higher Ed Associations Request Additional Guidance on International Students

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 14:15

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security to follow up on the withdrawn July 6 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive. The associations asked for clarity regarding the status of incoming international students and stressed the need for flexibility for international students and institutions during the global pandemic.

Plenary Sessions from Institute on TRHT Campus Centers Now Available On-Demand

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 17:00

The AAC&U Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers was held virtually on June 16–19. Recordings of the plenary sessions are now available on-demand. The sessions feature Lynn Pasquerella, Tia Brown McNair, Gail Christopher, Charles Alphin, and Jessie Daniels.

New Report on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:00

We Hold These Truths: Dismantling Racial Hierarchies, Building Equitable Communities describes the work of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at colleges and universities across the country to dismantle the tools that perpetuate oppression and entrenched racial hierarchies.

Submit a Proposal for the Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 15:00

As new models for online education materialize in the wake of COVID-19, it is imperative that institutions keep quality and equity as their central goals. Held January 22–23 in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the 12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive sessions for participants to share emerging best practices and research. Proposals are due July 20, 2020

Statement on the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:30

AAC&U celebrates today’s ruling by the US Supreme Court, which keeps in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read AAC&U’s full statement.

Applications Due July 1 for Excellence in Assessment Designation

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 13:00

The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designation, cosponsored by AAC&U, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, recognizes institutions for campus-level learning outcomes assessment, with a focus on campus processes and uses of assessment outcomes, rather than on student performance or accomplishment.

AAC&U President to Participate in Webinar on Equitable Access to Remote Learning

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 18:15

At 2:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, Lynn Pasquerella will join leaders from Northcentral Technical College (WI) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy for a webinar hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education that will explore the challenges to providing equitable access to quality remote learning. Participants will also share the work underway to support learners of all backgrounds during this challenging time. For more information or to register, click here.

AAC&U Receives New Grant to Help Faculty Improve Course Assignments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:15

The grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will extend pilot faculty development programs designed to improve the effectiveness of course assignments. It will also support an examination of faculty expectations across student groups and the creation of a new tool for assessing the alignment between course assignments and expected learning outcomes.

Webinars: Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:45

As the higher education community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC&U is offering a series of webinars to support those at the forefront of efforts to maintain the commitment to quality, equity, and inclusion. Thanks to generous support from Microsoft, the webinars are available on-demand at no cost.

Higher Ed Organizations Seek Expansion of COVID-19 Emergency Loan Programs

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 14:00

Since the creation of a new lending facility for nonprofits through the Main Street Lending Program is not a certainty, AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other associations in calling for the expansion of existing loan programs to better serve colleges and universities. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, recently passed by the House, contains two provisions that the groups are requesting the Senate to support.

 

Call for Proposals: AAC&U’s Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:30

AAC&U is now accepting proposals for the 2021 annual meeting, which will be held January 20–23 in Seattle. Titled “Revolutionizing Higher Education after COVID-19,” the meeting will bring together campus leaders at all levels and from institutions of all types to explore what undergraduate education will look like in a post-pandemic future. Proposals are due July 20.

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