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.
 

January/February 2017 AAC&U News

January/February 2017 AAC&U News

This issue of AAC&U News features Brookdale Community College’s innovative use of high-impact practices, as well as new data on student food/housing insecurity and the latest news about AAC&U meetings, projects, and publications.

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

Network for Academic Renewal Working Conference

February 23–25, 2017  | Phoenix, Arizona  | Register today! 
This conference will engage participants in exploring how to design, implement, and evaluate high-quality general education pathways that effectively prepare all students for active participation in our nation’s democracy and success in an ever-changing global society.

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

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.

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella issues a message on recent events regarding immigration and asks for campus leaders to share their own statements that may serve as models for others as they seek to communicate with their own campus communities.