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AAC&U has announced the winner of its Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom by Eddie R. Cole. The Ness award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education, will be presented to the author at AAC&U’s annual meeting.
Colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to join a new project to develop a Campus Climate Assessment Toolkit on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. Sixteen selected institutions will serve as partners in the development process and receive funding to support their participation. Submit a brief online interest form by November 3, 2021.
Nominations are now open for the AAC&U-Cengage Inclusion Scholarship, which recognizes college and university presidents whose efforts have reduced equity gaps, improved inclusion for minoritized students, and/or promoted diversity in hiring practices. Recipients will be recognized at the AAC&U Annual Meeting. Nominations are due November 10, 2021.
Amid a pandemic, recession, and moment of racial reckoning, twenty community colleges have transformed their academic pathways and approaches to supporting students. This free ebook, Paths to Success: How Community Colleges Are Strengthening Guided Pathways to Ensure Students Are Learning, features narratives, best practices, and suggestions from campus leaders.
A new report from AAC&U and the Center for University Excellence at American University explores how prepared campuses are to support students amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising national polarization. The report reveals campus leaders’ priorities, including support for students’ well-being, financial needs, and mental health—while downplaying concerns for campus unrest and student protests.