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Giving Tuesday: Unite for Democracy

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10:30

Democracy is under assault. Polarization and partisanship are deepening. Intolerance of difference is on the rise. This Giving Tuesday, show your support for the essential role of colleges and universities in sustaining democracy. Help AAC&U ensure that all students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need for active and responsible involvement in civic life.

Winners of the 2021 Delphi Award

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 18:30

Teams from the University of Denver and Worcester Polytechnic Institute were awarded the 2021 Delphi Award, including a $15,000 cash prize to continue their work supporting adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. Since 2012, AAC&U and the USC Pullias Center have partnered on the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success.

Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 14:15

AAC&U’s 2022 Annual Meeting will bring together a broad and diverse community of educators, not to look back to an idealized pre-pandemic normal but to look resolutely forward. The meeting will be held January 19–21 in Washington, DC. Register by November 22 for the best rates.

Liberal Education Magazine Wins Prestigious TRENDY Award

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 16:45

Association TRENDS presented AAC&U's Liberal Education magazine with a Gold TRENDY Award for “Most Improved Magazine.” Entries in this highly competitive category were judged on appearance, layout, content, appropriateness, and effectiveness.

Winner of the 2021 Ness Book Award

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 10:15

AAC&U has announced the winner of its Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom by Eddie R. Cole. The Ness award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education, will be presented to the author at AAC&U’s annual meeting.

Award Recognizing Presidential Efforts to Improve Inclusion

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:15

Nominations are now open for the AAC&U-Cengage Inclusion Scholarship, which recognizes college and university presidents whose efforts have reduced equity gaps, improved inclusion for minoritized students, and/or promoted diversity in hiring practices. Recipients will be recognized at the AAC&U Annual Meeting. Nominations are due November 10, 2021. 

Call for Participation: Campus Climate Assessment Toolkit on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 09:15

Colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to join a new project to develop a Campus Climate Assessment Toolkit on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. Sixteen selected institutions will serve as partners in the development process and receive funding to support their participation. Submit a brief online interest form by November 3, 2021.

AAC&U Announces New Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 14:00

AAC&U has selected nineteen higher education institutions to host new, community-integrated TRHT Campus Centers to help prepare the next generation of leaders and thinkers to dismantle the false belief in a hierarchy of human value and to address racialized practices in our communities. 

New Publication on Strengthening Academic Pathways at Community Colleges

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 16:30

Amid a pandemic, recession, and moment of racial reckoning, twenty community colleges have transformed their academic pathways and approaches to supporting students. This free ebook, Paths to Success: How Community Colleges Are Strengthening Guided Pathways to Ensure Students Are Learning, features narratives, best practices, and suggestions from campus leaders.

Call for Proposals: Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 09:30

Many institutions have released statements condemning the racial and social injustices in our communities, and institutional leaders have acknowledged the urgent need to address structural racism and inequities in higher education. But making real progress toward sustainable transformation will take more than just words. Join us for a conference that will go beyond the rhetoric and prioritize campus strategies, institutional culture, and accountability in operationalizing the values of equity and diversity. Proposals are due November 12.

New Report Examines Campus Priorities amid the Pandemic and National Polarization

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 15:30

A new report from AAC&U and the Center for University Excellence at American University explores how prepared campuses are to support students amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising national polarization. The report reveals campus leaders’ priorities, including support for students’ well-being, financial needs, and mental health—while downplaying concerns for campus unrest and student protests.

Virtual Symposium on Academic Integrity

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 15:00

The integrity of the college degree is in peril. AAC&U and the International Center for Academic Integrity are cohosting a virtual symposium, “Renewing the Legitimacy of Learning,” on October 21–22 to explore practical strategies for teaching faculty, information technology leaders, and students to curb recent spikes in honor code violations.

Panel Discussion on Liberal Arts Teaching

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 15:45

Join AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella for a free panel discussion, “The Vocation of the Liberal Arts Educator–Now More Than Ever,” on September 30 at 3 p.m. This free webinar will explore teaching identity, pedagogical practices, and student learning at small liberal arts colleges.

New Coalition Formed to Advance the Civic Mission of Postsecondary Education

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 14:45

Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE), a coalition formed by AAC&U and other higher education and student success groups, is committed to ensuring that all college students engage with public problems and gain civic, historical, global, and intercultural knowledge. Dozens of partner organizations have signed the CLDE pledge to ensure equitable participation in high-quality civic learning.

Webinar: Supporting Student Success through Faculty Development

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:15

This free webinar from AAC&U and OneHE will explore scalable and sustainable faculty development that reaches all faculty on campus, not just a few. Learn how to leverage OneHE’s microlearning approach to improve faculty practice and support teaching excellence at your institution.