Program Highlights

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Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 8:30am
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...

Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 8:45am
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 The career...




Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 9:50am
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...



Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 11:00am
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 Who...



Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 12:00pm
Mapping the Way Forward with Trustees, Key Stakeholders, and Campus Leaders
Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 1:00pm
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...

Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 2:45pm
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...




Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 2:45pm
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...



Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 2:45pm
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...



Date:
Wednesday January 21, 2015 2:45pm
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...



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