Educating for Democracy

A liberal education provides the foundational knowledge and skills that empower students to advance the common good through responsible and engaged citizenship in local, national, and global contexts.

Components of Educating for Democracy

Featured Resources

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2022 Annual Meeting

Drawing on the capacity for innovation demonstrated across higher education during the pandemic, the 2022 Annual Meeting will showcase and examine new models, practices, and solutions aimed at reinvigorating liberal education in service to democracy.

College Civic Learning

AAC&U, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Complete College America, and College Promise invite you to join in making Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE) part of every student’s postsecondary learning.


Campus Challenges and Strategic Priorities in a Time of Change

This report, drawn from AAC&U’s most recent survey of campus stakeholders, addresses the top institutional challenges and leading strategic priorities for campuses as they weather the global pandemic and address issues of systemic racism

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future


A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future

Commissioned by the US Department of Education, this major report responds to a national discourse that effectively limits the mission of higher education to workforce preparation and training, while marginalizing disciplines basic to...