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Recent Press Releases

February 12, 2020

Washington, DC—At the recent Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the members of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) elected three new directors and selected new officers to serve on its board of directors. William Craft, President of Concordia College, was appointed chair of the board. Carol Leary, President of Bay Path University, will continue to serve on AAC&U’s board as past chair. The members also voted to appoint Lenore Rodicio, Executive Vice President and Provost of Miami Dade College,...Read more

January 16, 2020

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced today the selection of thirteen institutions to host Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. An initial cohort of ten institutions was selected by AAC&U in 2017.

“AAC&U is thrilled to partner with these outstanding institutions on our way to establishing 150 centers across the country to ensure that higher education is playing a leadership role in promoting racial and...Read more

January 13, 2020

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced today the 2020 recipients of the annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and in others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, at the University of...Read more

January 6, 2020

EVENT:   AAC&U Annual Meeting
                Shaping the Future of Higher Education:
                An Invitation to Lead

WHEN:   January 22–25, 2020
WHERE: Marriott Marquis

AAC&U’s Annual Meeting, “Shaping the Future of Higher Education: An Invitation to Lead,” will highlight innovative campus practices and programs that demonstrate why liberal education is essential for students’ future employability and for democratic vitality. Featuring a broad array of...Read more

October 31, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) today announced the winner of its Frederic W. Ness Book Award, Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order (Teachers College Press). The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. The 2020 Ness Award will be formally presented to the author, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. Joy Ann Williamson-Lott is...Read more

October 16, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) today announced the opening of registration for the 2019–2020 VALUE Institute, the leading source for direct evidence of student learning in higher education.

VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) is AAC&U’s signature approach to the assessment of student learning outcomes. Through this evidence-based approach, authentic student work—that is, the work students already produce across their various learning pathways...Read more

August 6, 2019

Washington, DC—In 2016, the Association of American Colleges and Universities embarked on a partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise. TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process designed to catalyze transformational and sustainable change aimed at addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

Grounded in a vision of what America will look like once our belief in a hierarchy of human value has been jettisoned, the five pillars of the TRHT framework—narrative change,...Read more

July 31, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is pleased to announce the receipt of a

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June 19, 2019

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Washington, DC—The Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-campus collaborative initiative (a "collaboratory") titled Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE).  The project is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), which serves as the host...Read more

May 28, 2019

Participants Will Redesign General Education Programs and Assessment Plans, Advance Equity and Student Success through High-Impact Practices, Develop Integrative and Engaged Learning Strategies, and Be Equipped as Agents of Change for Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the two- and four-year colleges, universities, and state systems sending participants to its 2019 summer institutes. Teams of five or more will attend the...Read more

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