AAC&U 2020 Annual Meeting Resources and Materials

We thank Annual Meeting presenters for sharing their work.  Additional materials will be posted as they are received, and we invite you to check this page periodically. 

NOTE:  The following includes only sessions with resources posted.  For a complete listing of sessions, please visit this page.  A PDF of the Final Program is available here.

AAC&U's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held January 20-23 in Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents

Pre-meeting: Wednesday, January 22


2:30 – 3:45 p.m.


How Student Development Is Enhanced through
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation:
Perspectives from TRHT Campus Centers



Thursday, January 23


2:15 – 3:30 p.m.


Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success
 by Ensuring Students Are Learning



Friday, January 24


9:45 – 10:45 a.m.


Advancing Racial Equity Through Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.


A series of five 10-minute sessions in the spirit of TED Talks

  • Embracing Chaos [Theory of Careers]
    Christopher Mesaros, Senior LEAD Instructor, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • What Makes Shakespeare and Beethoven Great? An Impassioned Plea for Thoughtfulness
    Matthew Schneider, Associate Dean, David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences, High Point University
  • Why Didn’t You Tell Me?
    Danielle Clevenger, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “All Things Higher Education”: Change Magazine and Higher Education Publishing
    David Paris, Executive Editor, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
  • Failure Isn’t Just an Option—It’s Often the Best Way Forward
    Todd Butler, Associate Dean for Faculty and Director: Publicly Engaged Fellows Program, Washington State University



Presidents' Trust Symposium Resources

References from Ashley Finley's Remarks

  • Democracy Counts 2018, the national report on student voting in the 2018 election
  • Election Imperatives, our ten recommendations for increased political learning and voting
  • Change magazine article on Politics 365, creating climates for political engagement
  • Diversity & Democracy article on the Politics of Learning for Democracy
  • Dean & Provost article on “A Case for Academic Freedom”
  • Free Speech & Inclusion, a discussion guide for campus conversations about inclusive campus climates and expressive freedom
    (includes a one-page primer on the First Amendment that was approved by the ACLU)
  • Talking Politics, a discussion guide for campus conversation about NSLVE reports