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Register Now for AAC&U's "Creating a 21st-Century General Education" Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 17:30

AAC&U's “Creating a 21st-Century General Education: Responding to Seismic Shifts” conference invites colleagues to join us in sharing efforts to create intentional and integrated programs, assess current practices, and generate evidence of high-quality learning for all students. The meeting will be held February 14–16 in San Francisco.

2019 Summer Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 17:00

Teams attending the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success will work with institute faculty to develop practices to support student engagement, advance curricular coherence, and generate equitable outcomes. Apply by March 7 for the institute, which will be held June 18–21 at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

AAC&U Webinar: Free Speech at Colleges and Universities

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:00

AAC&U’s upcoming webinar, “Free Speech at Colleges and Universities: Perspectives and Recommendations,” will explore how to enable a climate of mutual respect and civility on campus while fostering the freedom to debate and discuss the merits of competing ideas. The webinar will be held November 13 at 2 p.m. (EST).

"Catalyst in Action," Published by Stylus in Association with AAC&U

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 09:45

Catalyst in Action: Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio Practice, edited by Bret Eynon and Laura M. Gambino with a foreword by Carol Geary Schneider, offers guiding principles and classroom-based ePortfolio practices that improve student success, deepen learning, and catalyze change. AAC&U members receive 25 percent off by using the code AACU25.

VALUE Institute Registration Now Open

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:15

AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research (IUCPR) announced the opening of registration for the 2018–19 VALUE Institute. The VALUE Institute is a resource for colleges and universities to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student learning and success.

Active Learning Week Webinar

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 13:15

This webinar, "Working Toward More Equitable Team Dynamics: Mapping Student Assets to Minimize Stereotyping and Task Assignment Bias," will share modules and resources that attempt to help STEM students and faculty work through equity in team dynamics issues with the goal of creating effective, equitable, and inclusive teams and campus/classroom cultures. The webinar will be held on October 24 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

Celebrate Active Learning Week

Celebrate Active Learning Week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:45

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite STEM faculty to join Active Learning Week from October 22 to 26 to take the pledge and integrate culturally responsive active learning into their classroom, institution, or organization. We will also offer webinars and resources to integrate our collective work as change agents for STEM higher education reform.

AAC&U Webinar: "Finding and Designing Assignments for the 'Tricky' VALUE Rubrics"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 16:00

This webinar will provide strategies for finding and designing assignments for the VALUE rubrics, with special attention to rubrics that faculty have found more challenging to use (e.g., quantitative literacy, civic engagement, and global learning). The webinar will be held on October 30 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

Two Institutions Win the Delphi Award for Innovative Approaches to Supporting Adjunct Faculty

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 13:45

The Pullias Center for Higher Education at the USC Rossier School of Education has announced that Harper College and California State University–Dominguez Hills have won the Delphi Award, given in partnership with AAC&U and with funding from the Teagle Foundation to recognize innovative approaches to supporting adjunct faculty in promoting student success.

AAC&U Webinar: Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity through Multilevel Strategic Leadership

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 17:30

Join us on November 5 at noon for “Advancing Diversity and Inclusivity through Multilevel Strategic Leadership.” A collaboration between AAC&U and the POD Network, this webinar will share institutional cases and highlight issues to consider when designing diversity initiatives, especially those related to the mandates, challenges, and possibilities of specific institutional contexts.

AAC&U Announces Winner of the 2019 Ness Book Award: “The New Education”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:45

AAC&U has announced the winner of the Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. The Ness Award recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. The award will be formally presented to the author, Cathy N. Davidson, at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting on January 24, 2019, in Atlanta.

Registration Now Open for AAC&U's 2019 Annual Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 13:00

Register now for the 2019 Annual Meeting, "Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education,” which will highlight innovations and proven practices that show why higher education is essential for employability and democratic vitality. The meeting will be held January 23–26 in Atlanta. Register by November 26 for the best rates!

AAC&U Webinar on "Civic Prompts in the Major"

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 17:00

In AAC&U's upcoming webinar, “Civic Prompts in the Major: Disciplinary Knowledge, Democratic Culture, and the Public Good,” faculty building civic learning pathways in their majors will describe how they engage colleagues, create intentional designs, and scaffold requirements. October 16, 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Senators Introduce Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 14:00

US senators have introduced the Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act, which "would encourage colleges and universities to remove criminal and juvenile justice questions from their admissions applications and give more Americans a chance to earn a higher education." In May, AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella released a statement, “Expanding the American Dream: Destigmatizing Past Criminal Justice Involvement,” urging AAC&U's member institutions to review their practices related to criminal justice involvement.

L. Lee Knefelkamp

AAC&U Mourns the Unexpected Passing of Its Beloved Senior Scholar, L. Lee Knefelkamp

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:00

"Lee Knefelkamp shaped American higher education in profound and lasting ways. We are deeply saddened by her passing and know that her life and legacy will continue to influence all that we do at AAC&U," writes President Lynn Pasquerella. AAC&U acknowledges Lee’s extraordinary work to make liberal education inclusive throughout her career.