On the Road with AAC&U, September 2016
On August 9 and 10, Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, attended the 2016 State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Policy Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she delivered the keynote address, “On Snowflakes, Chilly Climates, and Shouting to be Heard: The Role of Liberal Education in Weathering the Storm of Campus Protests,” and served as a panelist on a plenary session, “The Importance of Civil Discourse on College Campuses.”
Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, delivered a keynote address entitled “Advancing Equity and Inclusive Excellence to Become a Student-Ready College” at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida, on August 22. On August 23, she gave a plenary lecture titled “Equitable Pathways to Success” at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. On August 25, she presented a keynote address on equity and inclusive excellence at California State University in Sacramento, California, during their 2016 Annual First Year Experience Convocation. California State University–Sacramento is one of twelve institutions funded by USA Funds in support of AAC&U’s Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence project.
On August 11, Debra Humphreys, AAC&U senior vice president for academic planning and public engagement, presented on the topic of “Higher Education and Workforce Development” at the 2016 SHEEO Policy Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
From August 1 through 4, Terrel Rhodes, vice president in the Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, moderated a panel discussion on “Assessment for Learning That Matters: The VALUE Rubrics and the Multi-State Collaborative for Learning Outcomes Assessment” at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. He also moderated a panel at the SHEEO Policy Conference August 8–12 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entitled “Seeking Common Ground on Accreditation.”
On August 18, Dawn Michele Whitehead, senior director for global learning and curricular change, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to deliver a plenary talk, “Purposeful Global Learning for All: Intentional, Integrative Intercultural Experiences at Home and Abroad,” at the opening plenary faculty meeting at Lipscomb University.