A commitment to the centrality of faculty and of shared governance animates all of AAC&U’s work. The organization seeks to highlight how faculty members in all fields and all types of colleges and universities are developing effective teaching and learning approaches. AAC&U programs emphasize student and faculty engagement, deep learning, and student success through liberal education.

AAC&U projects bring together faculty to develop new curricular frameworks, more engaged and effective classroom and institutional practices, and new ways to advance liberal education for all students. This work focuses attention on changing demographics, global contexts, and evolving technologies. AAC&U has made a long-term commitment to address the preparation of future faculty and the preparation of all faculty for the future.

AAC&U's meetings, publications, and projects of particular interest to faculty and all educators are linked via the bars on the right.

Campus Models and Case Studies

Collaborating for Transfer Student Success at Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University

A positive trend in recent years has been the move by many colleges and universities toward integrated curricula through which students forge connections between general education and the major and... Read More

Supporting Contingent Faculty for Better Learning Environments at Virginia Tech

Approximately half of the faculty members teaching in the English department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) work off the tenure track. Most of those non-tenure... Read More

Pathways for Learning and Transfer at California State University-Northridge and Pierce College

“Why do I have to take this course?” It’s a question that most faculty members have probably heard at some point—especially if they teach courses that satisfy general education requirements. The... Read More
Montgomery College

Preparing Faculty to Facilitate Global Learning at Montgomery College

Montgomery College, a Maryland community college just north of Washington, DC, boasts an exceptionally diverse student body, with over 164 nationalities represented. Given the global nature of the... Read More
Utah State University

Aligning General Education and the Major at Utah State University

What does it mean to have a college degree? For the degree to have any real meaning, it must represent more than a certain number of credit hours distributed across certain disciplines, with a... Read More