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AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite proposals for sessions to the 2020 Transforming STEM Higher Education Virtual Conference . Sessions will examine the entire range of contemporary challenges to—and opportunities for—STEM higher education reform. Proposals for preconference workshops are due by August 19; all other proposals are due by September 15.
In July, AAC&U partnered with ABC Insights to conduct a survey of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust members. Instead of operating in “panic mode,” most presidents are maintaining their cautious optimism as they look forward to the fall.
As Congress prepares the next COVID-19 supplemental bill, AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in asking the Senate to include measures to help student loan borrowers by extending and expanding loan relief provisions that were provided in the CARES Act.
AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security to follow up on the withdrawn July 6 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive. The associations asked for clarity regarding the status of incoming international students and stressed the need for flexibility for international students and institutions during the global pandemic.
We Hold These Truths: Dismantling Racial Hierarchies, Building Equitable Communities describes the work of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at colleges and universities across the country to dismantle the tools that perpetuate oppression and entrenched racial hierarchies.