2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

June 24–27, 2017  |  Boston University  |  Boston, Massachusetts  |  Applications due March 8, 2017
The 2017 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to help campus- and system-based teams devise equitable, integrative, learning-centered pathways that deeply connect with the assets students bring to college.
 

2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

July 11-14, 2017  | Loyola University Chicago  |  Chicago, Illinois  |  Applications due March 15, 2017
The 2017 Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work is intended for college and university teams interested in developing faculty and staff leadership to advance programs and curricula that build students’ capacity to integrate their learning.

Rising to the LEAP Challenge: Case Studies of Integrative Pathways to Student Signature Work

Rising to the LEAP Challenge: Case Studies of Integrative Pathways to Student Signature Work

This new publication highlights thirteen institutions with established models of integrative guided pathways that prepare students to do inquiry-based signature work.

Network for Academic Renewal Working Conference

Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Network for Academic Renewal Working Conference

March 16–18, 2017  | Jacksonville, Florida  | Register by February 8, 2017 to get the best rates!
Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Voices Leading Change will engage participants in exploring how the individual and collective voices of students, faculty, staff, and community partners can be catalysts for transformative campus and social change.

New Issue of Peer Review on Integrating Evidence: The STIRS Approach

New Issue of Peer Review on Integrating Evidence: The STIRS Approach

The Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) framework has been developed, used, and revised as part of the LEAP Challenge leading to capstone and signature work. This issue focuses on the AAC&U's STIRS framework, which is designed to guide the development of curriculum in evidence-based thinking. The STIRS project has been developed as an exemplar of integrative liberal education.

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What's New

C. Edward Watson

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the appointment of C. Edward Watson as Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives. Watson will join AAC&U from the University of Georgia (UGA) where he is the Director of the Center... more

AAC&U

At AAC&U's recent Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the members of AAC&U elected six new directors and selected a slate of new officers for the board of directors.

Ness Book Award Presented to The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

AAC&U announces the winner of its 2017 Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice, a collection of essays published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press.