Annual Meeting Highlights
Thursday, January 24, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Making the Case for Liberal Education Amidst Critics, Skeptics, and Trolls
Please join us for an open discussion moderated by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella with:
Kaplan University Partners
Mary Schmidt Campbell
Gail O. Mellow
LaGuardia Community College
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Role of Journalism in Undermining, Preserving, and Reclaiming the Narrative of American Society
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 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
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. McNair, President, Tuskegee University
Friday, January 25, 7:30– 8:30 a.m.
Threats to General Education and the Liberal Arts
Inside Higher Ed
Friday, January 25, 12:30– 2:00 p.m.
Why the Job Market Needs Humanists
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
Professor of Educational Administration
California State University, Northridge, and author of Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders