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Call for Proposals: Virtual Conference on “Global Learning Reimagined”

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 16:15

The COVID-19 pandemic and movements for racial justice are connecting our local and global communities more than ever. Share what your campus is doing to reimagine global learning as accessible for all students and rooted in ethical local-global relationships. The deadline to submit proposals is May 24, 2021.

Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 17:15

AAC&U grieves with the family and friends of George Floyd over their ongoing trauma and loss. We acknowledge that the repeated incidents of anti-Black police violence did not begin or end with the killing of George Floyd. Neither will they end with the conviction of Derek Chauvin. These wrenching incidents and their aftermath point to the profound and urgent need for racial equity and healing in our communities and across our country.

AAC&U Signs Statement Supporting Voting Rights

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 09:45

AAC&U joined almost fifty other higher education organizations in signing a statement opposing efforts across the nation to suppress voting by qualified voters, including college students. We call on lawmakers to take action to ensure that civic participation in America continues to move forward, not backward.

Dawn Michele Whitehead Coauthors White Paper on International Education

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 15:15

AAC&U Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead is a coauthor of the International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange’s white paper on Advancing Global Stability and U.S. National Security through Peaceful Exchange

New AAC&U Report on Employer Views of Higher Education

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 19:00

How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most presents findings from a recent survey of executives and hiring managers. The report explores perspectives on workforce preparedness, the educational outcomes and experiences that affect hiring decisions, and the preparation of recent graduates for short- and long-term career success. Also examined are variations in employer views based on age and level of educational attainment.


Kate McConnell Promoted to AAC&U’s Executive Leadership Team

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 14:45

Kate McConnell has been promoted as AAC&U’s vice president for curricular and pedagogical innovation and executive director of VALUE. In this role, she will work to make quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education.

Vice President Terrel Rhodes Retires from AAC&U

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 14:45

Terrel Rhodes has retired as vice president of the Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment and executive director of VALUE. Since joining AAC&U in 2006, his visionary leadership has led to transformative improvements to higher education pedagogy and assessment. The entire AAC&U community will miss his contributions and companionship.

AAC&U’s Magazine Wins Prestigious Print Merit Award

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:15

We’re delighted that Liberal Education has won the Society of Publication Designers Print Merit Award. The national award is given to print publications that represent the best editorial creative work. Liberal Education won for the design of the opening spread of the Fall 2020 story “Academic Freedom and the Challenge of Diversity.”

New VALUE ADD (Assignment Design & Diagnostic) Tool for Critical Thinking

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 09:30

The VALUE ADD Tools are the latest open educational resource from AAC&U. The tools are designed to help faculty and instructional designers create clear and effective assignments aligned with an essential learning outcome and its corresponding VALUE rubric. The first VALUE ADD Tool, focused on Critical Thinking, is available to download here

Dawn Michele Whitehead Joins National Academy for International Education

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 13:45

The National Academy for International Education is an honorary society and think tank made up of leaders engaged in shaping international education and advancing the field. AAC&U Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead is one of twenty-three members of the academy’s inaugural class representing higher education institutions from around the world.

AAC&U Announces New Institute on Open Educational Resources

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 15:15

The institute provides a yearlong online engagement opportunity for teams from campuses or state systems seeking to broaden the adoption of course materials that are free for faculty and students to use, customize, and share. Applications are due April 30.  

AAC&U Signs Letter of Support for Dream Act

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 15:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in signing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging support for the Dream Act of 2021. The letter outlines that, as valuable members of our communities, the undocumented young people known as “Dreamers” should be able to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States and ultimately a path to full citizenship.

Application Now Open for the 2021 Delphi Award

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:30

The Pullias Center for Higher Education, in partnership with AAC&U, is accepting applications for the 2021 Delphi Award. The cash prize is awarded to two groups for their work in supporting adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. The award is designed to incentivize assistance for non-tenure-track faculty and to push institutions to support all, not just some, faculty. 

AAC&U President to Speak at THE Live US Virtual Conference

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 13:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will speak at THE Live US, a free virtual conference from Times Higher Education that will bring together university stakeholders to debate the future of academia, through 2021 and beyond. The conference, which will run from March 30 to April 1, will cover topics including international recruitment, student communication strategies, new revenue streams, and the future of online learning.

AAC&U Elects Five New Directors

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 17:30

Five directors and officers were elected to the AAC&U board of directors. Lenore Rodicio, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, will serve as chair. William J. Craft, president of Concordia College, will serve as past chair. AAC&U members also elected Mary Dana Hinton, president of Hollins University, as vice chair, and David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, as treasurer.