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Five AAC&U member institutions—Bucknell University, Auburn University, Finger Lakes Community College, Missouri State University, and the University of Northern Iowa—have earned the Excellence in Assessment designation for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution level.
The early registration discount applies through September 17 for the AAC&U “Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers: Crossing Borders and Boundaries” conference, which will be held October 17–19 in San Antonio. Click here for more information about the conference or to register.
On September 5, AAC&U will host a webinar on how to integrate global perspectives and experiences across the undergraduate curriculum. Titled “Global Learning Matters: Curricula, Careers, and New Perspectives from Global Health,” this webinar is free for AAC&U members. Click here for more information or to register.
Recognizing it as a step forward in addressing the student debt crisis, AAC&U endorsed a bipartisan bill intended to help borrowers understand the financial commitment of taking out student loans by requiring the full disclosure of the loan terms as well as the financial risks associated with not finishing their education.
AAC&U and 21 other organizations have signed a PEN America statement responding to reports that the federal government has advised US universities to develop protocols for monitoring students and scholars from Chinese state-affiliated research institutions. The statement raises concerns related to academic freedom, institutional independence, the principle of due process, and the privacy rights of students and faculty.