AAC&U officers and staff
regularly travel throughout the country, and occasionally
the world, to speak and consult at AAC&U member schools
through seminars, institutes, and workshops as well as in
more informal gatherings. AAC&U staff also regularly speak
on the value of liberal education at various media and public
affairs events. These meetings are an opportunity for the
membership to influence the direction of AAC&U's initiatives.
We look forward to seeing you the next time we are on your
On May 7 President Carol
Schneider travels to Temple University
to participate in the College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Conference, "Strengthening
Learning Across Majors: Writing, Sequencing and Capstone Innovations."
Dr. Schneider will speak on how Temple's reforms relate to national trends
in higher education. On May 19-20, she will participate in a faculty retreat
at Trinity College (CT). On May 31, Carol will receive an honorary degree
from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
vice president for the Office of Education and Quality Initiatives, will
be in Bulgaria May 6-11 to attend the board meeting of the American University
of Bulgaria. On May 16 she will speak at Commencement ceremonies at Dickinson
State University in Dickinson, ND. On May 19, she will travel to Orem,
UT, to speak about Greater Expectations at Utah Valley State College.
AAC&U Director of Membership Esther
Merves attended a Colloquy on Religion
and the Liberal Arts hosted by the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College
on March 20 - 23, and co-sponsored with The Phi Beta Kappa Society. James
Davison Hunter, director for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University
of Virginia, gave the plenary address, "On the Moral Purposes of
Higher Education." See related article at www.wabash.edu/news/showstory.cfm?news_ID=342.