On September 6–7, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, attended the Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. On September 12, she delivered a lecture on “The Future of Liberal Education in North America” at Bishop University in Quebec, Canada.
Ashley Finley, senior advisor to the president and secretary to the board, participated in a panel discussion on the “Evolution of Teaching through Integrative Learning” as part of the joint forum event, “Faculty Leadership for Integrative Learning: Revisiting Evolving Pedagogy,” hosted by AAC&U and Wagner College.
On September 13, Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, moderated a panel discussion titled “People of African Descent: Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation” during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. On September 18, McNair facilitated a workshop titled “Why Inclusion Matters: Finding Common Ground” at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. On September 24, she facilitated a workshop titled “Culturally Competent Teaching and Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students” at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. On September 25, McNair facilitated a workshop titled “Educating Today’s Student: Inclusive Pedagogy, Equity, and Intentionality by Design” at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in Versailles, Kentucky. On October 2, McNair spoke during the Minnesota State Diversity Officers Retreat for the Minnesota State Systems Office in Saint Paul, Minnesota. On October 3, she facilitated a workshop on “A Vision for Equity” during Valencia College’s Executive Council Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
On September 12, Terrel Rhodes, vice president for quality, curriculum, and assessment and executive director of VALUE, attended the State University of New York at Geneseo’s ASSESStivus Program and delivered the keynote address, “The VALUE of a Higher Education: Assessing for Learning.”
On September 21, C. Edward Watson, associate vice president for quality, advocacy, and LEAP initiatives, traveled to Chicago, Illinois, to provide the keynote address “Teaching and Learning: Myths, Evidence, and Clear Paths Forward,” for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Faculty Career Enhancement Conference. On September 28, he traveled to the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, to deliver a keynote, "Why LEAP is Essential For the Future of Higher Education,” as part of their West Georgia Summit event.
Andrew Flagel, vice president for advancement and member engagement, spoke on a panel discussion, “Swirlers: The Dynamics of a New Transfer Class,” on September 27 at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his copanelists discussed the diverse nature of transfer students, their enrollment patterns, and approaches to overcoming challenges to their success.
Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, facilitated a workshop, “Integrating Global Learning into the Departments,” at Alford State University in Lorman, Mississippi, on September 6. Whitehead participated in the Council for Opportunity in Education’s annual conference in New York City, where she presented a session, “Civic Engagement: Turning a College Student into an Active Citizen.” On September 24, Whitehead delivered a workshop as part of the Indiana University Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration’s “Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths about Global Learning” workshop series in Bloomington, Indiana.
Kate McConnell, senior director for research and assessment, conducted three workshops at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on September 20: “More than the Sum of Its Parts: A Holistic View of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment”; “Sharing Our Gen Ed Story: How Assessment Can Empower Faculty and Promote Learning in Ways Others Can Understand”; and “Using the VALUE Rubrics.”
Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, attended Oregon State University’s National Science Foundation Advance Project Meeting in Corvallis, Oregon, as a member of the project’s external advisory council from October 1 to 3.