This issue explores the tenets of AAC&U’s recently released 2018–22 strategic plan—We ASPIRE: Advancing Student Performance through Integration, Research, and Excellence—which at once reaffirms and renews AAC&U’s longstanding commitments, infusing them with new energy drawn from contemporary contexts. Additional articles consider the learning students need to prepare for future disruption, the prospects (and limits) of online learning, the use of campus-based cultural resources in humanities courses, and one university’s approach to infusing high-impact practices across the student experience.
This issue explores the role of faculty development in creating educational spaces that welcome students of all identities and encourage dialogue across perspectives. Also included are articles on intersectionality and liberal education, racial divides in the contemporary United States, student engagement in the 2016 election, cocurricular arts programming, and the public narrative about teaching and learning.
This Issue represents the theme of AAC&U's 2017 annual meeting, "Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence." Included are selected papers presented at the meeting.
This issue examines higher education’s response to calls for greater accountability for student learning. Also included are articles on justice and identity, curricular reform, co-teaching, equitable implementation of high-impact practices, and a new tool for administrators seeking to support high-impact practices.