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AAC&U and Higher Ed Groups Ask Congress to Support Students and Institutions

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 16:30

AAC&U has joined the American Council on Education and other organizations in sending letters to Congress detailing the urgent need for emergency relief to students and colleges and universities during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar: Safeguarding Quality, Equity, and Inclusion as Learning Moves Online

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 16:15

How can educators ensure that the rapid and unprecedented scaling of online learning doesn’t come at the expense of commitments to quality, equity, and inclusion? This free webinar, to be held March 27 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET) will address a wide range of student success issues and opportunities.

Advice for Students on the 2020 Census

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00

The Census Bureau created a short video to help clarify where students should be counted, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if students are staying elsewhere temporarily, “students who normally live at school should be counted at school.”

Become a Certified VALUE Institute Scorer

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 18:30

Sign up today for the VALUE Institute’s 2020 Calibration Training. Those who complete this training on rubric-based assessment and meet our calibration standards will be certified as VALUE Institute scorers and may be hired to score student work over the summer. The free online training begins in late spring.

Save the Date: AAC&U’s Conference on Global Learning

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:45

The conference will include opportunities to explore practical and theoretical approaches to global learning and to examine strategies for making these experiences more accessible and inclusive. The conference will be held October 8–10, 2020, in Miami.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:30

The AAC&U Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 19–21, has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Read the full announcement.) AAC&U will hold a virtual conference online on March 19–20.

Lynn Pasquerella to Deliver Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 13:45

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will deliver the third annual Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Her three lectures, to be held March 26–27, will explore liberal education's role in preserving democracy and catalyzing individual and societal transformation.

Apply by February 26 for AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Due to AAC&U’s website outage on February 24, the application deadline for the 2020 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success has been extended to Wednesday, February 26. The institute will be held June 2–5 in Atlanta.

Apply by February 26 for AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Due to AAC&U’s website outage on February 24, the application deadline for the 2020 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success has been extended to Wednesday, February 26. The institute will be held June 2–5 in Atlanta.

AAC&U Joins Higher Ed Associations in Letter on Campus Free Speech

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in sending a letter to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos raising concerns about a proposed rule on campus free speech. While the department’s goal of protecting robust debate and a diversity of ideas on campus is admirable, the rule is likely to curtail or limit free speech, particularly at private institutions.

Registration Open: 2020 Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:45

Register now for AAC&U’s Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, “The Power of Collective Action.” The conference, to be held March 19–21 in New Orleans, will focus on building coalitions to advance effective practices, identifying solutions to enduring challenges, and leading change for the common good.

Applications Open for 2020 Delphi Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 17:30

The Delphi Award presents a $15,000 award to institutions that have demonstrated effective strategies to support non-tenure-track, contingent, or adjunct faculty in pursuing strategic priorities such as student learning and community engagement. The award is an initiative of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California in partnership with AAC&U.

Tia Brown McNair Named One of 35 Outstanding Women in Higher Education

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:15

In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education will highlight AAC&U’s Tia Brown McNair in a March 19 edition featuring thirty-five outstanding women who have tackled some of higher education’s toughest challenges, exhibited extraordinary leadership skills, and made a positive difference in their communities.

AAC&U Announces New Directors and Officers for Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 11:00

At the recent Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, AAC&U members elected three new directors and selected new officers to serve on the board of directors. William Craft will serve as chair of the board, Carol Leary as past chair, Lenore Rodicio as vice chair, and Alex Johnson as treasurer. The new directors are Jonathan R. Alger, Brandon Busteed, and Nancy J. Cable.

Webinar on “Challenging the Normalization of Hate”

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 16:30

In this webinar, Jessie Daniels, author of Cyber Racism, will share strategies for countering the spread of racist ideology online. Panelists from three Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers—Jermaine Pearson (Brown University), Charmaine DM Royal (Duke University), and J. Goosby Smith (The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina)—will also discuss how TRHT can bring about radical change. It will be held February 18 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

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