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Active Learning Week Webinar

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 13:15

This webinar, "Working Toward More Equitable Team Dynamics: Mapping Student Assets to Minimize Stereotyping and Task Assignment Bias," will share modules and resources that attempt to help STEM students and faculty work through equity in team dynamics issues with the goal of creating effective, equitable, and inclusive teams and campus/classroom cultures. The webinar will be held on October 24 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

Celebrate Active Learning Week

Celebrate Active Learning Week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:45

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite STEM faculty to join Active Learning Week from October 22 to 26 to take the pledge and integrate culturally responsive active learning into their classroom, institution, or organization. We will also offer webinars and resources to integrate our collective work as change agents for STEM higher education reform.

AAC&U Webinar: "Finding and Designing Assignments for the 'Tricky' VALUE Rubrics"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 16:00

This webinar will provide strategies for finding and designing assignments for the VALUE rubrics, with special attention to rubrics that faculty have found more challenging to use (e.g., quantitative literacy, civic engagement, and global learning). The webinar will be held on October 30 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

Two Institutions Win the Delphi Award for Innovative Approaches to Supporting Adjunct Faculty

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 13:45

The Pullias Center for Higher Education at the USC Rossier School of Education has announced that Harper College and California State University–Dominguez Hills have won the Delphi Award, given in partnership with AAC&U and with funding from the Teagle Foundation to recognize innovative approaches to supporting adjunct faculty in promoting student success.

AAC&U Webinar: Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity through Multilevel Strategic Leadership

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 17:30

Join us on November 5 at noon for “Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity through Multilevel Strategic Leadership.” A collaboration between AAC&U and the POD Network, this webinar will share institutional cases and highlight issues to consider when designing diversity initiatives, especially those related to the mandates, challenges, and possibilities of specific institutional contexts.

AAC&U Announces Winner of the 2019 Ness Book Award: “The New Education”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:45

AAC&U has announced the winner of the Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. The Ness Award recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. The award will be formally presented to the author, Cathy N. Davidson, at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 24, 2019, in Atlanta.

Registration Now Open for AAC&U's 2019 Annual Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 13:00

Register now for the 2019 Annual Meeting, "Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education,” which will highlight innovations and proven practices that show why higher education is essential for employability and democratic vitality. The meeting will be held January 23–26 in Atlanta. Register by November 16 for the best rates!

AAC&U Webinar on "Civic Prompts in the Major"

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 17:00

In AAC&U's upcoming webinar, “Civic Prompts in the Major: Disciplinary Knowledge, Democratic Culture, and the Public Good,” faculty building civic learning pathways in their majors will describe how they engage colleagues, create intentional designs, and scaffold requirements. October 16, 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Senators Introduce Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 14:00

US senators have introduced the Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act, which "would encourage colleges and universities to remove criminal and juvenile justice questions from their admissions applications and give more Americans a chance to earn a higher education." In May, AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella released a statement, “Expanding the American Dream: Destigmatizing Past Criminal Justice Involvement,” urging AAC&U's member institutions to review their practices related to criminal justice involvement.

L. Lee Knefelkamp

AAC&U Mourns the Unexpected Passing of Its Beloved Senior Scholar, L. Lee Knefelkamp

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:00

"Lee Knefelkamp shaped American higher education in profound and lasting ways. We are deeply saddened by her passing and know that her life and legacy will continue to influence all that we do at AAC&U," writes President Lynn Pasquerella. AAC&U acknowledges Lee’s extraordinary work to make liberal education inclusive throughout her career. 

AAC&U Webinar: Engaging All Students in Global Learning

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 13:30

AAC&U's webinar, "Engaging All Students in Global Learning," will provide concrete strategies for meaningful student global learning experiences that are measurable and connected to life, work, citizenship, and multiple majors and disciplines. The webinar will be held September 12 at 1 p.m. (ET).

AAC&U Releases New Employer Research

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 00:00

AAC&U's newest employer research, “Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work,” shows that employers overwhelmingly endorse broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for long-term career success.

Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference Registration Now Open

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:45

Register by October 8 for the best rates to AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope’s 2018 “Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence” conference, which will critically examine the opportunities for—and challenges to—STEM higher education reform. The conference will be held November 8–10 in Atlanta.

Two AAC&U Members Earn Excellence in Assessment Designation

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:30

Two AAC&U member institutions—Northern Arizona University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte—have earned the Excellence in Assessment designation for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success.

Election Imperatives: New Report on Student Voting and Political Engagement

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00

Published by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University, this report offers ten recommendations to help campuses improve students’ political learning, discourse, inclusion, agency, and participation, beyond—but also including—voting.