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New Resources on Civic Learning in the Major by Design

New Resources on Civic Learning in the Major by Design

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 13:15

AAC&U recently published an issue of Peer Review and a series of case studies highlighting Civic Learning in the Major by Design. Working in tandem, these two new resources provide conceptual frameworks and specific details about how to design departmental pathways to ensure civic learning and social responsibility are dimensions of a student's major.

AAC&U Presents Ness Book Award to Beyond the Skills Gap

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 15:00

AAC&U presents the 2018 Frederic W. Ness Book Award to Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work for its contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. Written by Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow, and Amanda K. Oleson, Beyond the Skills Gap emphasizes the critical role of educational practice and design in preparing students for the workforce, ensuring future employees develop robust technical expertise, cultivate problem-solving and communication skills, transfer abstract knowledge to real-world situations, and foster a lifelong aptitude for self-directed learning. 

AAC&U Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan

AAC&U Launches Five-Year Strategic Plan

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 00:15

AAC&U’s 2018–22 strategic plan, We ASPIRE, outlines goals and strategic initiatives for the next five years. We ASPIRE reclaims higher education’s civic mission of educating for democracy and reaffirms a commitment to demonstrating the value of liberal education to prepare students for work, life, and global citizenship.

Seven Graduate Students Honored with K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:45

Cross Scholars are recognized for their commitment to academic and civic responsibility and their promise as future leaders of higher education. They will be honored and introduced to the AAC&U community during the Opening Plenary at AAC&U’s 2018 Annual Meeting and will speak in the session, “Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation.” 

2,000 Expected in DC for AAC&U’s Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 17:30

More than 2,000 presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff from over 550 institutions will attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting from January 24 to 27 in Washington, DC. With more than 125 sessions, forums, and plenaries addressing urgent and pressing issues, the Annual Meeting will explore higher education’s democratic purpose and student success in work and life.

CFP Now Open for 2018 Global Engagement Conference

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:00

Proposals are due Tuesday, March 6, for AAC&U’s 2018 Network conference, "Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice: Exploring Global Challenges across Disciplinary Boundaries." The conference will be held October 11–13 in Seattle.

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.

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