AAC&U News, August 2016

On the Road with AAC&U, August 2016

On July 17, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, traveled to Montréal, Canada, to speak at a session, “Preserving Mission and Heritage While Adapting to a New Era: Experience and Advice from Two Successful Presidents,” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). On July 27 and 28, Pasquerella participated as a committee member in the inaugural meeting of a National Academies project on Integrating Higher Education in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

On July 12 and 13, Debra Humphreys, senior vice president for academic planning and public engagement, moderated a plenary panel discussion on “What Makes the Liberal Arts Essential for the Next 50 Years?” and facilitated a concurrent session on new “Liberal Arts Curricular Models” at the conference “Liberal Arts Illuminated: Pathways, Possibilities and Partnerships,” hosted by the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Collegeville, Minnesota. Humphreys also presented on July 14 at the “Jobs for the Future” state policy meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the topic of “Aligning Learning Pathways to Labor Market Priorities.”

Chief of Staff Bethany Zecher Sutton spent July 17 to 22 on the campus of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, serving as a faculty associate at the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Bryn Mawr leadership institute. Sutton facilitated conversations on careers and leadership transitions in higher education and consulted with participants on their leadership projects.

From July 28 to 29, Caryn McTighe Musil, senior scholar and director of civic learning and democracy initiatives, was in Nashville, Tennessee, attending the Tennessee Board of Regents Summer Summit on the theme “Bringing the Outside In,” organized around issues of access, inclusion, and civic engagement. On July 28, Musil presented the keynote address, “‘Doing’ Democracy through Diversity: Transformative Pedagogies of Practice and Engagement.”

From July 13 to 15, Tia Brown McNair, vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, presented at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on integrating high-impact practices into curriculum. On August 8, McNair will present at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, on the development of a campus-wide equity action plan. She will be the keynote speaker for Merced College’s fall symposium held August 9–10 in Merced, California; her presentation is entitled “Advancing Equity and Inclusive Excellence to Become a Student-Ready College.”

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