Faculty Publications

 Creating the Entrepreneurial University to Support Liberal Education
2008

In Creating the Entrepreneurial University to Support Liberal Education, Samuel M. Hines Jr. makes the case for liberal education as a necessary foundation for the entrepreneurial culture and leadership he believes will be required to sustain the financial and intellectual integrity of the twenty-first-century university. In addition to fostering entrepreneurial skills and values in their students, Hines argues, faculty and other campus leaders also need to become more entrepreneurial themselves. Responses from Daniel Bernstine, Anthony Carnevale, Eric Gould, and Elizabeth Minnich are included.

Liberal Education, Fall 2007
Liberal Education, Fall 2007

This issue offers recommendations for strengthening faculty governance, examines campus practices and policies that can reverse or slow current trends impeding faculty leadership, and explores the complex interplay among organizational structures within higher education.Read more

Peer Review, Fall 2007
Peer Review, Fall 2007

Peer Review, Fall, 2007: Faculty development will play a critical role in efforts to achieve essential learning outcomes for all students. This issue features the key challenges and pressures facing faculty members and institutions as they work to orient new faculty and build the skills of existing faculty.Read more

Diversity Works Package
2007

These three books provide a wide scope of information about incorporating diversity into the curriculum, including a rationale for doing so, descriptions of programs, evidence about the effects on student learning, and specific recommendations.

Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility
2006

AAC&U's board of directors issued this statement to help faculty address recent debates on bias and intellectual diversity in the classroom. The statement argues that debates about the personal political views of faculty members distract attention from the far more urgent challenge of providing a quality education that prepares all college students to succeed and make a difference in today's complex world. It discusses the need to teach students to make informed judgments in the face of conflicting views and reaffirms the importance of protecting the academic freedom of faculty members to make judgments about curricula. 

Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths
2006

The research study punctures some popularly held beliefs about methods for diversifying faculty and offers a complex picture of higher education's progress in this area. Composed of hard data and poignant voices of employed and unemployed doctoral recipients, this book provides important information for institutional planning, makes suggestions for insuring a more diverse faculty, and shows how institutions can be more proactive in helping doctoral students find suitable employment. 

Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Guide for Change
2003

A comprehensive look at changes made in graduate education in the humanities and social sciences to better prepare the future professoriate. Contains conceptual and practical information to help institutions implement the growing number of recommendations calling for the improvement of doctoral preparation. Also addresses the struggles to forge new programs in departments burdened with tradition and identifies the actual benefits to students, faculty members, departments, and institutions of persevering with this task. The Preparing Future Faculty programs are sponsored by AAC&U and the Council of Graduate Schools.

Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College
2002

This report of the Greater Expectations National Panel calls for a new focus on excellence to better prepare students for the 21st century world. The report recommends the creation of a New Academy characterized by high expectations, a focus on learning, commitment to demonstrated achievement, intentional practices, and an engaged, practical liberal education for all students.


About the Initiative

Greater Expectations, a major initiative of AAC&U from 2000-2006, articulated the aims and purposes of a twenty-first century liberal education, identified innovative models that improve campus practices and learning for all undergraduate students, and advocated for a comprehensive approach to reform. The work of the Greater Expectations initiative laid the foundation for AAC&U's current initiative Liberal Education and America's Promise.

The work was supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Carnegie Corporation of New...

Preparing Future Faculty in the Sciences and Mathematics
2002

A comprehensive look at changes made in graduate education in science and mathematics to better prepare the future professoriate. Contains conceptual and practical information to help institutions implement the growing number of recommendations calling for the improvement of doctoral preparation. Also addresses the struggles to forge new programs in departments burdened with tradition and identifies the actual benefits to students, faculty members, departments, and institutions of persevering with this task. The Preparing Future faculty programs are sponsored by AAC&U and the Council of Graduate Schools.

Women of Color in the Academy Series
2002

These papers explore what it means to be a woman and a minority in academe, describing the unique problems and biases these women face. Each paper also recommends resources to help institutions be more supportive.

Building the Faculty We Need: Colleges and Universities Working Together
2000

This report is a call to change the ways we educate the next generation of college faculty and a guide for developing the programs that do it. The volume indicates what has been done and what has been learned from six years of experience with new faculty preparation programs - including Preparing Future Faculty (PFF).

Asian Pacific American Women in Higher Education
1998

Examines the perils and pitfalls of being seen as a member of the "model minority," describes the complexity and diversity within the Asian Pacific American community, and discusses ways to challenge a unique set of racial, sexual, social, and linguistic stereotypes. Includes recommendations for improving campus climate and developing a more inclusive curriculum for all students, broadening access and increasing retention, reforming institutional policies and practices, and much more.

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