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AAC&U Held Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:30

More than 2,200 people gathered in Washington, DC, for AAC&U’s 2020 Annual Meeting, “Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead.” The meeting—held January 22–25 in Washington, DC—showcased equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models for providing today’s students with a strong, relevant, and inclusive liberal education. Click here for more information about the meeting.

AAC&U Supports FUTURE Act to Fund STEM at Minority-Serving Institutions

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 15:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and forty-one other higher education organizations in urging Congress to pass the FUTURE Act, legislation that extends vital mandatory funding for STEM education benefiting students at minority-serving institutions. “This bill is revenue neutral and allows these important institutions to continue the valuable work of offering quality STEM programs,” the organizations wrote in a letter to US Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy.

Webinar: How VALUE Can Improve Teaching, Learning, and Student Success

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 14:30

On September 25, Terrel Rhodes and Kate McConnell will lead a webinar on “Adding VALUE: How AAC&U’s Signature Approach to Assessment Can Improve Teaching, Learning, and Student Success.” Free for all who wish to participate, this webinar will present an overview of the VALUE approach, from local assessments using the VALUE rubrics to external validation available through the multinational, multi-institutional scoring initiative.

New Issue of Peer Review on STEM Reform at HBCUs

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 14:15

This issue of Peer Review, “At the Soul of Leadership: Authentic Perspectives on STEM Reform from HBCUs,” features research articles written by Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) fellows on proven HBCU leadership approaches that have broadened the participation of historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

Winners of the 2019 Delphi Award

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 17:30

Teams from the Penn State University system and Santa Monica College received the 2019 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.

AAC&U President to Discuss “The Liberal Arts Imperative in the Digital Age”

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 16:30

Harvard Business Review will host Lynn Pasquerella and Ahmad Hasnah, president of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, for a discussion of the importance of the liberal arts at a time when society is becoming increasingly global and technologically advanced. This live event will be held in New York City on September 17. Click here for more information or to register.

Webinar on “The Confounding Promise of Community”

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 13:00

On September 19, AAC&U will host a webinar on emerging definitions of community, ongoing efforts to create inclusive pathways for engagement, and ways community-based practices can advance inclusive excellence. Titled “The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success,” this webinar is free for AAC&U members. Click here for more information or to register.

Call for Proposals: 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:30

Proposals are due October 1 for AAC&U’s Diversity, Equity, and Student Success conference, “The Power of Collective Action,” to be held March 19–21 in New Orleans.

Registration Open for Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 13:30

The AAC&U Transforming STEM Higher Education conference will be held November 7–9 in Chicago. Click here to see the final conference program. 

AAC&U Appoints New Senior Director for Membership

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 16:00

Stephenie Brooks-Maynard will join the AAC&U Office of Advancement and Member Engagement as senior director for membership, effective September 9. An experienced leader for membership and marketing in the education community, Brooks-Maynard currently serves as director of membership at the American Dental Education Association. She has served previously as associate director of marketing operations at Post University and as director of membership and marketing for the Airports Council International–North America.

Webinar on Global Learning: September 5

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 16:45

On September 5, AAC&U will host a webinar on how to integrate global perspectives and experiences across the undergraduate curriculum. Titled “Global Learning Matters: Curricula, Careers, and New Perspectives from Global Health,” this webinar is free for AAC&U members. Click here for more information or to register.

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.