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AAC&U, the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, and PEN America have issued a joint statement opposing legislation, introduced in at least twenty states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. More than seventy-five additional organizations also signed the statement.
Convened by the Reinvention Collaborative, the blue-ribbon commission will reexamine and build on the landmark 1998 report of the Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University in order to develop a new guiding vision for excellence and equity in undergraduate education at US research universities.
The $210,000 grant from Lumina Foundation will support the synthesis and development of national research on the role of higher education in fostering students’ civic skill-building through high-impact practices.
In an episode titled “A Champion for Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence,” Lynn Pasquerella shares how her experience as a first-generation college student, then faculty member, provost, and college president has shaped her worldview and her thinking about higher education and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other organizations in sending a letter to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights with comments to improve the enforcement of Title IX regulations. Clearer guidance can help higher education institutions meet their responsibility to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault and ensure that campuses are safe, supportive, and responsive.