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Register Now: 2021 Virtual Conference on Global Learning

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 10:30

Join educators from across the country and around the world who are working to make global learning more accessible and inclusive, more deeply rooted in ethical relationships, and more intentionally situated within both local and international settings. The conference will be held virtually on October 7–9, 2021.

Application Open for 2022 Institute on ePortfolios

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 16:00

The Institute on ePortfolios provides a sustained opportunity for teams from campuses and/or state systems to develop and implement ambitious strategies for broadening student engagement with ePortfolios. The institute will provide a full year of direct support and engagement via in-person and virtual interactions. Applications due September 17.

Call for Proposals: 2022 Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 09:30

As we reflect on instructional practices adopted during COVID-19, decisions about which to keep, revise, or jettison must be guided by student learning and success goals. Held virtually on January 24 in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2022 Annual Meeting, the Annual Forum on Open Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive sessions for participants to share emerging best practices and research. Proposals are due July 26.

Call for Proposals: 2022 Annual Meeting

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 14:30

AAC&U is accepting proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting, which will be held January 19–21 in Washington, DC. Titled “Educating for Democracy,” the meeting will bring together a diverse community of educators to examine new models, practices, and solutions aimed at reinvigorating liberal education in service to democracy. The meeting will also feature a virtual component for those unable to attend in person. Proposals are due July 26.

Liberal Education Magazine Wins Prestigious EXCEL Awards

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 09:45

AAC&U’s Liberal Education magazine won four EXCEL Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association, including two gold awards (in magazine column and 2020 pandemic response feature article categories) and two silver awards (in magazine redesign and feature article design categories)! Congratulations to our magazine team, contributing authors, and member campuses for making the magazine stand out.

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella to Serve on New “Boyer II” Commission

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 15:15

Convened by the Reinvention Collaborative, the blue-ribbon commission will reexamine and build on the landmark 1998 report of the Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University in order to develop a new guiding vision for excellence and equity in undergraduate education at US research universities.

Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 08:00

AAC&U, the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, and PEN America have issued a joint statement opposing legislation, introduced in at least twenty states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. More than seventy-five additional organizations also signed the statement. 

Higher Education Associations Recommend Changes to Title IX Enforcement

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other organizations in sending a letter to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights with comments to improve the enforcement of Title IX regulations. Clearer guidance can help higher education institutions meet their responsibility to respond to allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault and ensure that campuses are safe, supportive, and responsive. 

New Grant to Support Research on the Efficacy of Civic and Community-Based Engagement

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 09:30

The $210,000 grant from Lumina Foundation will support the synthesis and development of national research on the role of higher education in fostering students’ civic skill-building through high-impact practices.

Lynn Pasquerella Appointed to Thomas Jefferson Fund Advisory Committee

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:15

The French Ambassador to the US has appointed Lynn Pasquerella to serve on the inaugural advisory committee of the Thomas Jefferson Fund, a initiative created by the Embassy of France and the FACE Foundation to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States

AAC&U President Featured on the “IngenioUS” Podcast

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00

In an episode titled “A Champion for Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence,” Lynn Pasquerella shares how her experience as a first-generation college student, then faculty member, provost, and college president has shaped her worldview and her thinking about higher education and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Ten Institutions Selected to Participate in Institute on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 16:30

AAC&U’s new institute will help participating campus teams support the unique needs of non-tenure-track STEM faculty and address the institutional conditions that marginalize them.

Ashley Finley Discusses AAC&U’s Employer Research in New Podcast

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:45

AAC&U's Ashley Finley joined the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss our recent report featuring employers’ views on “How College Contributes to Workforce Success,” including the skills and experiences that can set students up to succeed.

Ashley Finley Discusses AAC&U’s Employer Research in New Podcast

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 18:30

AAC&U's Ashley Finley joined the Changing Higher Ed podcast to discuss our recent report featuring employers’ views on “How College Contributes to Workforce Success,” including the skills and experiences that can set students up to succeed.

Webinar on the Future of Higher Education Featuring C. Edward Watson

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 15:15

Join AAC&U’s C. Edward Watson for a webinar discussion on “The Future of Higher Education: A Global Perspective.” The free event, part of the GlobalMindED virtual annual conference, will begin at 4 p.m. (ET) on May 26. Register now.

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