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AAC&U notes with regret the November 16 death of Rudolph H. Weingartner. An active leader in the association, he served on the board of directors (1985–89), the Task Group on General Education (1985–88), the Liberal Education editorial board (1986–94), and the National Advisory Committee for the Project on Liberal Education, Study in Depth, and the Arts and Sciences Major (1988–89). His Undergraduate Education: Goals and Means won the Frederic W. Ness Book Award in 1993.
On December 2, AAC&U Vice President Tia Brown McNair will discuss her book From Equity Talk to Equity Walk in the first free seminar in the “The Future of Learning: ACCJC Conversations Among Thought Leaders” series from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
The 2020 STAR Scholars Network Conference, “Shaping a Humane World,” will feature President Pasquerella as a key speaker along with special guest Noam Chomsky and other distinguished higher education leaders. The conference will celebrate individuals who are making the world a more just and humane place. Click here for more information or to register for the free event, which will be held December 6–8.
AAC&U has joined the American Council on Education and other higher ed associations in writing to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking for an extension the current suspension of payment and zero percent interest for federal student loan borrowers, as well as the suspension of collections on defaulted loans. These measures will protect student loan borrowers from the current volatile economic market until financial conditions improve.
What is the role of higher education in upholding the values of equity and diversity, and in sustaining democracy? Where are we falling short—and for whom? AAC&U invites colleagues from all areas of the higher education landscape to join us in exploring these and related questions along with the various experiences of institutional and community participants to acknowledge, to reimagine, to transform, and to heal. Proposals are due December 15.