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Register Now for AAC&U's Global Citizenship Conference

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 16:45

Registration is still open for the AAC&U “Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers: Crossing Borders and Boundaries” conference, which will be held October 17–19 in San Antonio. Click here for more information about the conference or to register.

Five AAC&U Members Earn Excellence in Assessment Designation

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:30

Five AAC&U member institutions—Bucknell University, Auburn University, Finger Lakes Community College, Missouri State University, and the University of Northern Iowa—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 at the institution level.

AAC&U Endorses Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:15

Recognizing it as a step forward in addressing the student debt crisis, AAC&U endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to help borrowers understand the financial commitment of taking out student loans by requiring the full disclosure of the loan terms as well as the financial risks associated with not finishing their education.

Statement on FBI Urging Universities to Monitor Chinese Students and Scholars

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:30

AAC&U and 21 other organizations have signed a PEN America statement responding to reports that the federal government has advised US universities to develop protocols for monitoring students and scholars from Chinese state-affiliated research institutions. The statement raises concerns related to academic freedom, institutional independence, the principle of due process, and the privacy rights of students and faculty. 

Two Events from AAC&U Partner Historic Sotterley

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:15

On August 23, AAC&U local partner Historic Sotterley will honor the memories of those who perished and those who survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade at a UNESCO Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition event. This will be followed on September 5–7 by Building Bridges to Common Ground: Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity, a multi-day event supported by Maryland Humanities.   

Upcoming EdSurge Webinar to Feature AAC&U President on the Liberal Arts

Upcoming EdSurge Webinar to Feature AAC&U President on the Liberal Arts

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:15

On Tuesday, August 20, President Lynn Pasquerella will participate in an EdSurge Live webinar on "Explaining the Value of the Liberal Arts" (1pm PST/4pm EST). Registration is free. EdSurge is an independent news and research company that explores how technology can support equitable opportunities for all learners.

Letter in Support of the College Student Hunger Act

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 16:15

​AAC&U joined ACE and 32 other higher education groups in sending a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alfred Lawson Jr. in support of the College Student Hunger Act to expand SNAP eligibility to students who qualify for Pell Grants and those with an expected family contribution of $0.

AAC&U Receives Grant to Help Departments Integrate Designs for Civic Responsibility into the Major

AAC&U Receives Grant to Help Departments Integrate Designs for Civic Responsibility into the Major

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 13:45

AAC&U has received a grant from The Endeavor Foundation for $98,790 to sponsor three regional one-day institutes that will give departmental teams the time and space to embed civic learning across the structure, concepts, and pedagogies of undergraduate majors.

Registration Open: 2020 General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 13:30

Register now for AAC&U's 2020 General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference, “Reflection and Meaning-Making in Turbulent Times.” The conference will be held February 20–22 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Upcoming Webinar: "First Look: Authentic Perspectives on STEM Reform from HBCUs"

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:30

This webinar is a collaboration between AAC&U and the National Science Foundation that will preview a special edition of AAC&U's Peer Review journal featuring articles by HBCU STEM faculty. The webinar will be held July 23 at 2 p.m. ET.

AAC&U President Delivers Keynote at 2019 Heterodox Academy Conference

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 11:00

Click here to view a video of Lynn Pasquerella’s address, titled “The Role of Liberal Education in Discerning the Truth in a Post-Truth Era,” which was delivered on June 20 in New York City and was followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by New York Times opinion columnist Jennifer Senior.


Late-Breaking Proposals: Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 13:30

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) invite proposal submissions for "late-breaking" developments in STEM higher education reform for the 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference (November 7–9 in Chicago). A "late-breaking" proposal contains data, results, or outcomes that were not yet known, or fully available, for the original proposal deadline. Proposals are due August 6.

Nominations Due October 1 for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Nominations Due October 1 for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:15

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Applications Open for Delphi Award Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:30

Applications are due July 15 for the 2019 Delphi Award, given annually to two individuals or groups who have worked to support adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. The awards, funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, are presented by the Pullias Center at the University of Southern California in partnership with AAC&U.

BTtoP Launches Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators Collaboratory

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:00

The Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project has announced the launch of a multicampus collaborative initiative, Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE), to develop shared public agendas that ground the setting and solving of community issues in community voice. The initiative is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.