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Winners of the 2020 Delphi Award

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 17:30

Teams from Louisiana State University and Northcentral University received the 2020 Delphi Award, which includes $15,000 to continue their innovative work supporting adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. Since 2012, AAC&U and the USC Pullias Center have partnered on the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success to develop reports and resources, collect models, and conduct research and advocacy.

Register Now: Virtual Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 15:00

This conference, held November 5–7, 2020, will convene STEM faculty, national experts, and thought leaders; share effective STEM teaching and learning strategies; reveal the latest in STEM education research; and deeply engage in topics that are critical to the reform of STEM higher education.

Register Now: Virtual Conference on Global Learning

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 17:45

The urgency of calls for global learning has sharply increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. From October 8 to 10, 2020, AAC&U’s Virtual Conference on Global Learning will explore “Lessons on Global Learning from Higher Education’s Response to a Global Crisis” and highlight practical and theoretical approaches to global learning across institutional types, disciplines, and departments.

AAC&U President to Give Malcolm Lester Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 17:30

President Lynn Pasquerella will deliver the third annual Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life. Focused on the theme “What We Value,” the three lectures will be presented virtually on September 14–15 and made available through a public livestream.

Tennessee Becomes the 14th Partner State in the LEAP States Initiative

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 19:15

AAC&U and the College System of Tennessee have announced that Tennessee is now a state partner in the AAC&U LEAP States Initiative. Through the LEAP States Initiative, educators from institutions, consortia, and systems within and across fourteen states collaborate in support of transformational change and educational alignment intended to raise the quality of college learning.

Seven AAC&U Members Earn Excellence in Assessment Designation

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 15:15

Seven AAC&U member institutions—Miami Dade College, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Florida A&M University, Messiah University, University of Florida, University of Texas at Arlington, and Wayne State University—are among the twelve institutions that 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.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 17:45

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. Nominees must hold student status as of January 2021.

Joint Statement on COVID-19 and the Key Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:15

AAC&U has joined the American Council of Learned Societies and other higher education associations in releasing a joint statement that calls “on all leaders of institutions of higher education to uphold the central importance of the humanities and the social sciences as you make important decisions that will shape the institutions under your stewardship for years and perhaps generations to come.”

Lorenzo Esters Joins AAC&U as Vice President for Advancement and Member Engagement

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:45

With over fifteen years of experience in higher education administration, higher education philanthropy, and nonprofit leadership, Esters has previously served as executive director for higher education partnerships with ETS and vice president for philanthropy with Strada Education Network.

Call for Proposals: 2020 Transforming STEM Higher Education Virtual Conference

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 17:00

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite proposals for sessions to the 2020 Transforming STEM Higher Education Virtual Conference. Sessions will examine the entire range of contemporary challenges to—and opportunities for—STEM higher education reform. Proposals for preconference workshops are due by August 19; all other proposals are due by September 15.

Survey of Presidents on COVID-19 and Racial Justice

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 17:30

In July, AAC&U partnered with ABC Insights to conduct a survey of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust members. Instead of operating in “panic mode,” most presidents are maintaining their cautious optimism as they look forward to the fall.

Higher Ed Association Ask Congress for Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 18:00

As Congress prepares the next COVID-19 supplemental bill, AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in asking the Senate to include measures to help student loan borrowers by extending and expanding loan relief provisions that were provided in the CARES Act.


Webinar on “COVID-19 and Campus Planning”

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 15:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will join other higher education experts in a webinar to discuss scenarios and potential outcomes for the fall semester. Featuring survey results from an upcoming report by AAC&U and ABC Insights, the candid discussion will explore the effects of COVID-19 on colleges and universities and what a return to campus might look like.

Higher Ed Associations Request Additional Guidance on International Students

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 14:15

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security to follow up on the withdrawn July 6 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive. The associations asked for clarity regarding the status of incoming international students and stressed the need for flexibility for international students and institutions during the global pandemic.

Plenary Sessions from Institute on TRHT Campus Centers Now Available On-Demand

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 17:00

The AAC&U Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers was held virtually on June 16–19. Recordings of the plenary sessions are now available on-demand. The sessions feature Lynn Pasquerella, Tia Brown McNair, Gail Christopher, Charles Alphin, and Jessie Daniels.