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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.
Register now for the VALUE Institute, higher education's leading source for direct evidence of student learning. The VALUE Institute provides institutions, departments, programs, states, consortia, and other providers with external validation of institutional assessment of learning outcomes.
Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Cost of Upward Mobility is the winner of the 2020 Frederic W. Ness Book Award. The annual award, which recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education, will be presented to author Jennifer M. Morton during AAC&U’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.
AAC&U vice presidents Terrel Rhodes and Dawn Michele Whitehead are featured in the first season of the Leading Improvements in Higher Education podcast of the Assessment Institute at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. The podcast provides a timely overview of issues, opportunities, and ideas related to teaching and learning, student success, and assessment and improvement in higher education.