The future is global, and education must prepare students to address global challenges—economic, civic, intercultural, and personal. On January 20, AAC&U will release two new Hart Research Associates’ surveys—one of employers and another...
Economists and business leaders will speak on the global economy and the learning graduates need, including discussion of:
The economic outlook and its implications for college
College predictors of success in career and life
Former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard, and Member, Board of Directors
James Madison University
Chair, Board of Trustees, The College of Wooster, and Banking and Finance Executive in Residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Center for Financial Policy
University of Maryland
James M. Citrin
Managing Director, and Member, Wesleyan University Board of Trustees
Global/international leaders will speak on global challenges and the learning graduates need, including discussion of:
Fostering reciprocal global learning
Engaging students with significant global problems
The global diversity in our...
President and Founder
Interfaith Youth Core
Representative—India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
The Ford Foundation
Director of Health Care and Pharmaceutical Practice
Presidents will speak about liberal education’s value to society, and, for broad access institutions, how to provide it for all students, especially those highly focused on careers:
Now More Than Ever: Why Liberal Education Matters
The dominant conversation about higher education in our country has become instrumental and utilitarian—a way of speaking and thinking that misses much of what has been unique about the American college since the birth of the institution centuries...
Director of American Studies
Moderator: Kenneth P. Ruscio
Washington and Lee University and Chair, AAC&U Board of Directors
How do we ensure that today’s degrees prepare students well both for careers and citizenship? Lumina Foundation has just released, after several years of beta testing on over 400 campuses, a Degree Qualifications Profile that...
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
New research shows how important resilience, adaptability, and “grit” will be to students’ long-term thriving. But what college experiences help develop these capacities, and how can educators foster them in more intentional and inclusive ways...
Faciltator: Don Harward
President Emeritus, Bates College, and Director,
The Bringing Theory to Practice Project
Timothy K. Eatman
Assistant Director of Higher Education, and Co-Director, Imagining America
To ensure that science remains signature strength both for the economy and for societal progress, the U.S. will need to make an unprecedented investment in STEM success for all students, especially those from low-income backgrounds and underserved...
James P. Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and Environment
Arizona State University
Former Deputy Director
National Science Foundation
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Facilitator: Kelly Mack
Vice President, Office of Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director
The liberal arts are forever valuable, but the actual list of liberal or liberating “arts” is always evolving. Today, as we face a fast-paced and globally engaged economy, “entrepreneurship” is rapidly being added to the curriculum. In...
Helen L. Chen
Director of ePortfolio Initiatives and Research Scientist, Designing Education Lab
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Principal Investigator, Epicenter
President and CEO
VentureWell, formerly the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)