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AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will be a panelist, along with students and other thought leaders from the higher education community, in the American Council on Education’s lively discussion on the ten-year accreditation journey of College Unbound on October 2 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The event will be livestreamed, but you must register. Registration is complimentary.
Register by November 18 for the best rates to AAC&U’s 2020 Annual Meeting, “Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead.” The meeting—to be held January 22–25 in Washington, DC—will showcase equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models for providing today’s students with a strong, relevant, and inclusive liberal education. Click here for more information about the meeting or to register.
AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and forty-one other higher education organizations in urging Congress to pass the FUTURE Act, legislation that extends vital mandatory funding for STEM education benefiting students at minority-serving institutions. “This bill is revenue neutral and allows these important institutions to continue the valuable work of offering quality STEM programs,” the organizations wrote in a letter to US Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy.
On September 25, Terrel Rhodes and Kate McConnell will lead a webinar on “Adding VALUE: How AAC&U’s Signature Approach to Assessment Can Improve Teaching, Learning, and Student Success.” Free for all who wish to participate, this webinar will present an overview of the VALUE approach, from local assessments using the VALUE rubrics to external validation available through the multinational, multi-institutional scoring initiative.
Teams from the Penn State University system and Santa Monica College received the 2019 Delphi Award, which includes $15,000 to continue their innovative work supporting adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. Since 2012, AAC&U and the USC Pullias Center have partnered on the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success to develop reports and resources, collect models, and conduct research and advocacy.