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Apply by February 26 for AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Due to AAC&U’s website outage on February 24, the application deadline for the 2020 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success has been extended to Wednesday, February 26. The institute will be held June 2–5 in Atlanta.

AAC&U Joins Higher Ed Associations in Letter on Campus Free Speech

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in sending a letter to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos raising concerns about a proposed rule on campus free speech. While the department’s goal of protecting robust debate and a diversity of ideas on campus is admirable, the rule is likely to curtail or limit free speech, particularly at private institutions.

Registration Open: 2020 Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:45

Register now for AAC&U’s Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, “The Power of Collective Action.” The conference, to be held March 19–21 in New Orleans, will focus on building coalitions to advance effective practices, identifying solutions to enduring challenges, and leading change for the common good.

Applications Open for 2020 Delphi Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 17:30

The Delphi Award presents a $15,000 award to institutions that have demonstrated effective strategies to support non-tenure-track, contingent, or adjunct faculty in pursuing strategic priorities such as student learning and community engagement. The award is an initiative of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California in partnership with AAC&U.

Tia Brown McNair Named One of 35 Outstanding Women in Higher Education

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:15

In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education will highlight AAC&U’s Tia Brown McNair in a March 19 edition featuring thirty-five outstanding women who have tackled some of higher education’s toughest challenges, exhibited extraordinary leadership skills, and made a positive difference in their communities.

AAC&U Announces New Directors and Officers for Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:00

At the recent Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, AAC&U members elected three new directors and selected new officers to serve on the board of directors. William Craft will serve as chair of the board, Carol Leary as past chair, Lenore Rodicio as vice chair, and Alex Johnson as treasurer. The new directors are Jonathan R. Alger, Brandon Busteed, and Nancy J. Cable.

Webinar on “Challenging the Normalization of Hate”

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 16:30

In this webinar, Jessie Daniels, author of Cyber Racism, will share strategies for countering the spread of racist ideology online. Panelists from three Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers—Jermaine Pearson (Brown University), Charmaine DM Royal (Duke University), and J. Goosby Smith (The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina)—will also discuss how TRHT can bring about radical change. It will be held February 18 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Dawn Michele Whitehead on “Making Global Learning Universal” Podcast

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:15

AAC&U Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead joined the Making Global Learning Universal podcast to discuss how campuses can tailor global learning to their own contexts and enable all faculty and students to engage in unique ways with their campuses, communities, and careers. Faculty, staff, and students interested in these themes can join AAC&U for the Conference on Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers, October 8–10 in Miami.

AAC&U Launches the L. Lee Knefelkamp Fund for Linking Student and Campus Success

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 16:45

To honor the legacy of scholar and educator L. Lee Knefelkamp, AAC&U has announced the launch of a new endowed fund to promote intentional and sustained linkages between student and campus success. Click here to learn more about the fund or to make a contribution.

AAC&U Selects Thirteen Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 16:15

The thirteen additional institutions will host TRHT Campus Centers, following the ten institutions selected in 2017. In partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s TRHT effort, AAC&U works with higher education institutions across the country to create Campus Centers that prepare the next generation of leaders to confront racism and to dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value.

Recipients of the 2020 K. Patricia Cross Award

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:30

The annual Cross award will be presented to the 2020 recipients at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Honoring K. Patricia Cross, professor emerita of higher education at the University of California–Berkeley, the award recognizes graduate students with 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.

AAC&U Endorses AAUP Statement in Defense of Knowledge and Higher Education

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:15

AAC&U has formally endorsed a statement by the American Association of University Professors that argues for the importance of expert knowledge and the higher education institutions that produce and transmit it. Addressing an ongoing movement to attack the disciplines and higher education institutions, the statement defends the critical role these institutions perform in producing the knowledge that sustains American democracy, especially in this moment of intense global instability.

Pre–Annual Meeting Forum on Global Development

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:30

Kick off AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 22 with a Pre-Meeting Forum on “Global Economic Development and Higher Education.” Craig Calhoun, university professor of social sciences at Arizona State University and former president of the London School of Economics, will deliver the forum's keynote on “The Future of Higher Education in the Current Global Economic Context.”

AAC&U President Joins Heterodox Academy Advisory Council

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella has joined the Heterodox Academy Advisory Council, a group of higher education leaders and public intellectuals who will help guide work to enhance the quality and impact of research—and improve education—by promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in higher education.


New Issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP)

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 11:30

A new issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP), a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access journal, is now available online. This issue features case studies and perspectives on the teaching, assessment, and implementation of ePortfolios in higher education.