Annual Meeting Highlights

OPENING PLENARY
Thursday, January 24, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Code Switching:
Making the Case for Liberal Education Amidst Critics, Skeptics, and Trolls

Lynn PasquerellaPlease join us for an open discussion moderated by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella with:

 

 

busteed_web2.jpgBrandon Busteed
President
Kaplan University Partners

 

Mary Schmidt CampbellMary Schmidt Campbell
President
Spelman College

 

Kirk CarapezzaKirk Carapezza
Education Reporter
WGBH

 

Gail O. MellowGail O. Mellow
President
LaGuardia Community College

 

Eboo PatelEboo Patel
Founder and President
Interfaith Youth Core, and author of Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise

 

CLOSING PLENARY
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m
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The Role of Journalism in Undermining, Preserving, and Reclaiming the Narrative of American Society

Linda GreenhouseLinda Greenhouse
Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence
Yale Law School, and author Just a Journalist: Reflections on the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

 

 

2019 NESS BOOK AWARD LECTURE

Thursday, January 24, 10:30-11:45 am

Revolutionizing Higher Education

Cathy DavidsonCathy N. Davidson, author of The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux; Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY; and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

The Frederic W. Ness Book Award, presented by AAC&U, recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education.

 

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Leadership and Your Voice

Farah PandithFarah Pandith
Foreign policy strategist, former diplomat, first Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the US Department of State, and author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat (forthcoming)

 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON FOR FACULTY AND ADMINSTRATORS OF COLOR
Thursday, January 24, 11:45 am – 1:15 p.m.

Advancing Our Vision:
Breadth, Depth, and Impact of Diversity and Inclusion Work

Lily D. McNairLily D. McNair, President, Tuskegee University

 

 

 

PRESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST
Friday, January 25, 7:30
8:30 a.m.

Threats to General Education and the Liberal Arts

Scott JaschikScott Jaschik
Editor
Inside Higher Ed

 

 

PRESIDENTS’ LUNCHEON
Friday, January 25, 12:30
– 2:00
p.m.

Why the Job Market Needs Humanists

George AndersGeorge Anders
Editor at Large, LinkedIn, and author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a "Useless" Liberal Arts Education

 

 

ACAD KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Friday, January 25, 11:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Thriving in the Dysfunction: Building a Culture of Collaboration

Rick CastalloRick Castallo
Professor of Educational Administration
California State University, Northridge, and author of Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders