Schedule at a Glance

All times are EDT and are subject to change.

1:00–1:15 p.m.            Welcome and Overview of Town Hall Content and Format

1:15–2:15 p.m.            Supporting a Healthy Democracy

2:30–3:30 p.m.            Educating for Effective Citizenship and Civic Engagement

3:45–4:45 p.m.            Conveying Values: Pluralism, Respect, and Inclusion

4:45–5:00 p.m.            Closing Remarks and Takeaways


Each session will include:

  • Framing by a presenter, with questions for discussion; for example:
    • How will presidents support civic renewal?
    • How will colleges and universities collaborate toward solutions that unite, rather than divide?
    • What are the best ways for AAC&U to continue to advocate for higher education’s commitment to educating citizens at a time of racial injustice and assaults on democracy?
    • How can AAC&U support campus leaders and member institutions in navigating identity politics, cancel culture, the chilling of conservative voices, and legislative constraints?
  • Small group conversations focused on recommendations and actions, led by discussants.
  • Report outs on future commitments and frameworks for collaboration.