AAC&U News, September 2021
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Meetings and Events

Register Now: 2021 Virtual Conference on Global Learning

Global Learning Reimagined
October 7–9, 2021

Join educators from across the country and around the world who are working to make global learning more accessible and inclusive, more deeply rooted in ethical relationships, and more intentionally situated within both local and international settings.

Register Now: Virtual Symposium on Academic Integrity

Renewing the Legitimacy of Learning
October 21–22, 2021
Online, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) each day
$199 for AAC&U members; $249 for nonmembers

Many campuses are reporting significant spikes in honor code violations and cheating, which threaten to undermine the integrity of higher education and the value of the college degree. To understand the scope of the challenge and to provide clear guidance for addressing it, AAC&U and the International Center for Academic Integrity are cohosting a two-day symposium on academic integrity. Bringing together the voices and experiences of students, faculty, and administrators, the symposium will explore ideas for faculty, considerations for campus IT leaders, and recommendations for all honor system participants.

Register Now: 2021 Virtual Conference on Undergraduate STEM Education

Nothing Stays the Same: Reflecting on, Reckoning with, & Re-Engineering Undergraduate STEM Education
November 4–6, 2021

Be part of a collective voice, not just collective noise. By foregrounding diverse disciplines, perspectives, worldviews, voices, needs, and desires—especially of those who have been historically marginalized from STEM—this conference will drive discovery, innovation, and structural changes to make undergraduate STEM education more inclusive and innovative. Register now, as the early-bird registration deadline is October 4.

Registration Coming Soon: 2022 Annual Meeting

Educating for Democracy
January 19–21, 2022, Washington, DC

Registration will open by the end of September for AAC&U’s  2022 Annual Meeting, which will bring together a diverse community of educators to examine new models, practices, and solutions aimed at reinvigorating liberal education in service to democracy. The meeting will also feature a virtual component for those unable to attend in person. Please check for updates on registration here.

Free Webinar: Supporting Student Success through Faculty Development

Supporting Student Success through Faculty Development: The OneHE Approach
October 13, 2021
Online, 2:00–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Higher education’s pivot to emergency remote teaching in spring 2020 underscored the long-recognized need for scalable and sustainable faculty development. AAC&U has partnered with OneHE to provide affordable faculty development tools that can complement an institution’s existing efforts to offer teaching excellence programming, resources, and community. This webinar will explore the OneHE microlearning approach, which leverages James Lang’s notion of “small teaching.” Participants will hear how campuses are now leveraging OneHE’s content development model to improve faculty practice in service to student success. 

Project News

Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The Cross Awards recognize graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. Nominations for the 2022 awards are due by September 30, 2021.

New Report: Is College Worth the Time and the Money? It Depends on Whom You Ask

Conducted in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, AAC&U’s research brief, Is College Worth the Time and the Money? It Depends on Whom You Ask, finds that while nearly nine in ten employers believe a college degree is worth the personal investment, only a modest majority (60 percent) of Americans agree.

Other News

Tell Us about Your Work: What’s Your Motto for Your Approach to Teaching?

We want to hear from you! Send AAC&U a description of a motto or personal philosophy that guides your approach to teaching or supporting students. How does it affect your work? We’ll feature some of your responses in an upcoming magazine column. Send responses of fewer than one hundred words to Ben Dedman at dedman@aacu.org.

New Report on Integrating Career Services in Higher Education

How can academic institutions place career goals at the center of their curricula? The new report, Outcomes and Metrics That MatterEmbedding Career Services at Higher Education’s Core, is published by Handshake and features a foreword by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. It draws from insights of higher education leaders to incorporate career readiness into colleges’ objectives.

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