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Lumina Foundation Supports VALUE Institute

Lumina Foundation Supports VALUE Institute

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:30

A $1.7 million grant from the Lumina Foundation will support the launch of the VALUE Institute to meet the critical, unmet need for direct evidence of student learning across postsecondary education.

A Holiday Message from AAC&U

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 06:45

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella shares a message for our members and colleagues wishing you a happy holiday season. We look forward to our continued work together in fulfilling the enduring promise of American higher education.

New Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Higher Education Reform

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:30

AAC&U's Project Kaleidoscope has received $4.8 million from the National Science Foundation to support a new approach to retaining talented low-income students in STEM.

Support AAC&U's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund

Support AAC&U's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Fund

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 14:30

We encourage members of our community to join the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) process with a gift to AAC&U's new TRHT Fund, helping to ensure that the next generation of strategic leaders and critical thinkers is prepared for and focused on dismantling the belief in the hierarchy of human value.

Registration Open: 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy Conference

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:45

At the conference, held March 22–24 in San Diego, participants will explore inconvenient truths that stand in the way of fresh thinking about how we can prepare all students for success in work, in life, and as globally engaged citizens.

AAC&U Announces Launch of the VALUE Institute

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:30

AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research have launched the VALUE Institute, higher education’s most comprehensive resource for student learning assessment that will enable institutions to leverage learning outcomes evidence to improve student success.

Registration Open for the 5th Global Service-Learning Summit

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 13:15

Register by November 15 for best rates for the 5th Global Service-Learning Summit, cosponsored by AAC&U and hosted by the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns from April 15 to 17. 

Registration Open: 2018 General Education and Assessment Conference

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 13:45

Register now to attend the meeting, "Foundations for Democracy," from February 15 to 17 in Philadelphia.

AAC&U Highlights Academic Departments Integrating Civic Learning in Majors

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00

AAC&U has announced twenty-two departments from institutions across the country that are providing models for how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students who major in a given discipline.

New Publication: Models of Global Learning

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 15:45

AAC&U's new online publication, Models of Global Learning, provides a synopsis of major trends, discussions, and themes that emerge from efforts to support global learning in academic institutions.

Register Now for AAC&U's 2018 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:00

Register now to attend the meeting, "Can Higher Education Recapture the Elusive American Dream?" The Annual Meeting will be held January 24–27 in Washington, DC.

Join AAC&U and PKAL in Celebrating Active Learning Week

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 09:30

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite STEM faculty to join us in celebrating Active Learning Week from October 23–27 by integrating culturally responsive, active learning strategies in your classroom. Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy introduced Active Learning Day as part of a nationwide effort to improve STEM higher education. Today, AAC&U’s Project Kaleidoscope and their STEM higher education partners are proud to extend the value and impact of this important work.

To join us, click here to take the pledge.

Active Learning Week is an opportunity for STEM faculty and administrators to join in a collective effort to raise STEM faculty awareness of active learning strategies, expand institutional capacity for STEM diversity and inclusion, and improve the undergraduate experience of all students in STEM. In addition, Active Learning Week will offer a program of webinars and hosted discussions that will serve to integrate and promote our collective work as change agents at the forefront of STEM higher education reform.

Lisa Wills Joins AAC&U as Senior Director for Undergraduate STEM Education

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 13:15

AAC&U is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Wills as Senior Director for Undergraduate STEM Education.

Statement on Faculty Harassment

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:15

AAC&U, AAUP, and AFT have called on campus leaders and governing boards to take a stand against the harassment of faculty that threatens free speech and academic freedom.             
"At a variety of institutions—public and private, large and small—individual members of the faculty have been singled out for campaigns of harassment in response to remarks they have made, or are alleged to have made, in public speeches, on social media, or in the classroom. . . . The threats are often accompanied by calls for college and university administrators to summarily dismiss or otherwise discipline the offending faculty member," the statement said. "We therefore call on college and university leaders and members of governing boards to reject outside pressures to remove or discipline faculty members whose ideas or commentary may be provocative or controversial and to denounce in forceful terms these campaigns of harassment."

AAC&U Responds to DACA Decision

AAC&U Responds to DACA Decision

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 13:15

We are disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to end the DACA program. AAC&U will continue to work with our member institutions to advocate for immigration policies and programs that ensure protections for approximately 800,000 individuals.