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AAC&U Signs Letter of Support for Dream Act

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 15:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in signing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging support for the Dream Act of 2021. The letter outlines that, as valuable members of our communities, the undocumented young people known as “Dreamers” should be able to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States and ultimately a path to full citizenship.

Application Now Open for the 2021 Delphi Award

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:30

The Pullias Center for Higher Education, in partnership with AAC&U, is accepting applications for the 2021 Delphi Award. The cash prize is awarded to two groups for their work in supporting adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. The award is designed to incentivize assistance for non-tenure-track faculty and to push institutions to support all, not just some, faculty. 

AAC&U President to Speak at THE Live US Virtual Conference

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 13:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will speak at THE Live US, a free three-day virtual conference from Times Higher Education that will bring together university stakeholders from across the United States to debate the future of academia, through 2021 and beyond. The conference, which will run from March 30 to April 1, will cover topics including international student recruitment, student communication strategies, new revenue stream generation, and the future of online learning.

AAC&U Elects Five New Directors

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 17:30

Five new directors and officers were elected to the AAC&U board of directors. Lenore Rodicio, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, will serve as chair of the board. William J. Craft, president of Concordia College, will serve as past chair. AAC&U members also elected Mary Dana Hinton, president of Hollins University, as vice chair of the board, and David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, as treasurer.

AAC&U Signs Letter to President Biden Offering Higher Education’s Support in Fight against Pandemic

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 10:00

AAC&U has joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to President Biden expressing higher education’s commitment to helping the new administration combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Through practical steps like testing, tracing, and utilizing subject matter experts and campus facilities to support vaccination efforts, many colleges and universities are willing to volunteer their resources.

AAC&U Joins Higher Education Community Letters in Support of International Students and Foreign Scholars

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 14:30

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and several other higher education associations to send three letters to the new leadership of the US Departments of State and Homeland Security. The letters recommend specific actions to facilitate the enrollment of international students at American colleges and universities and to address the processing delays with Optional Practical Training. The letters are available herehere, and here

Tia Brown McNair To Speak at Online Forum Addressing Racism in Higher Education

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 15:45

On January 29, AAC&U Vice President Tia Brown McNair will be featured in “A Call for Racial Healing,” a panel discussion hosted by the University of Utah in their ongoing Friday Forum series. Panelists will focus on practices and initiatives that foster racial healing, grapple with the tensions and harm of institutional practices, and set a vision for eradicating racism. Registration closes January 28 at 7:00 p.m. EST.

AAC&U Joins Higher Education Community Letters in Support of International Students and Foreign Scholars

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 09:30

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and several other higher education associations to send three letters to the new leadership of the US Departments of State and Homeland Security. The letters recommend specific actions to facilitate the enrollment of international students at American colleges and universities and to address the processing delays with Optional Practical Training.

Webinar: “Building and Scaling an Institutional HIPs Initiative”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 16:45

This free webinar will explore the challenges, opportunities, and best practices associated with launching a large-scale high-impact practices (HIPs) initiative at Georgia College. Click here to learn more and register for the March 4 event.

Webinar: “Work Readiness Defined and Measured”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 16:45

This free webinar will explore what work readiness is and how it should be defined in a time of profound economic and democratic disruption. Click here to register for the February 17 event.

Applications Open for AAC&U’s 2021 Virtual Summer Institutes

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 09:15

AAC&U’s Summer Institutes offer virtual opportunities for teams and individuals to develop and exchange best practices in support of advancing campus change initiatives. Six institutes will offer opportunities and guidance for campus teams to collaborate on a sustained project, while a seventh institute will provide professional development for early- and mid-career faculty leading projects to transform undergraduate STEM education.

12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 13:15

The annual forum on January 22–23 will offer interactive concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for participants to share emerging best practices regarding the delivery of instruction in ways that maintain quality and equity while enabling institutions to offer courses via a variety of delivery modes and mechanisms. Find out more and register here.

Pre-Meeting Symposium on Higher Education’s Response to This Moment of Racial Reckoning

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 13:15

The AAC&U Annual Meeting’s Pre-Meeting Symposium on January 20 will provide opportunities for campus stakeholders to come together for sustained discussion of how higher education is—or ought to be—responding to this moment of racial reckoning. Find out more and register here.

AAC&U Statement on the Attack on the US Capitol

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 10:00

AAC&U’s mission has taken on a new sense of urgency following the attack on the US Capitol in an attempt to undermine the results of a lawful election and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. During these challenging times, we are committed to supporting all institutions of higher education in fulfilling our shared objective of educating for democracy. Read the full statement here.

AAC&U Announces 2021 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Recipients

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 09:30

AAC&U has announced the nine graduate student recipients of the annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. The award recognizes students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and a commitment to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning. The 2021 award recipients were recognized at AAC&U’s Virtual Annual Meeting. 

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