What's New

New Publication: Teaching for Liberal Learning in Higher Education

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00

In this new ebook, Mary Taylor Huber brings the broad discourse about liberal education together with more granular conversations about teaching and learning in order to explore what’s known about teaching practices that promote liberal learning.

Upcoming Webinar on Planning for the Future of Higher Education in the Wake of the Pandemic

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:00

As campus leaders prepare for an unpredictable fall semester and beyond, this virtual roundtable discussion with national experts and campus leaders will explore a range of possibilities for the future of online learning, supporting students, closing equity gaps, and articulating the value of higher education in the wake of COVID-19. This free webinar will be held June 9 at 2 p.m. (ET).

Higher Ed Organizations Support HEROES Act to Help COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 15:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in thanking members of the House and expressing support for the new emergency supplemental spending measure to address the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act would provide $3 trillion to help the nation recover, with about $37 billion allocated for higher education.

Upcoming Webinar on “Community in Times of Crisis”

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:45

Moderated by AAC&U president Lynn Pasquerella, this free webinar will engage campus and national leaders in a virtual roundtable discussion around what it means to be an anchor institution in challenging times, with deep commitments to student well-being and to serving their communities. The webinar will be held May 19 at 2 p.m. (ET).

 

Apply Now: Virtual Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 13:15

Apply by May 30 for AAC&U's Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work. With its full curriculum delivered online, the institute will support campus teams seeking to improve and integrate student learning across the curriculum and cocurriculum. The transition to a virtual experience has resulted in additional capacity and a substantial reduction in registration fees.

Webinar on How Hope and Resilience Can Shape Teaching and Learning

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 13:00

Join us for a virtual “happy hour” conversation, “Let’s Start with ‘How Are You Doing?’: How Resilience and Hope Can Shape a New Normal for Learning and Teaching,” May 15 at 2 p.m. (ET). The conversation will explore the challenges and opportunities to support students’ and faculty members’ social-emotional learning and psychosocial needs in this time of disruption.

Higher Education Groups Highlight Importance of International Students

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 13:15

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and sixty-one other associations in offering assistance to the departments of Labor, Homeland Security, and State in the review of nonimmigrant programs mandated by a recent executive order on immigration. The associations outlined the role international students play in the US economy, their contributions to education and research, and some of the issues these students and colleges and universities will likely face in the fall.

AAC&U Releases New Vision of Educational Excellence

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 16:45

In this video message, President Lynn Pasquerella announced AAC&U's new vision of educational excellence that is grounded in equity and inclusion. The vision statement, What Liberal Education Looks Like: What It Is, Who It’s For, and Where It Happens, describes the learning all students need for success in an uncertain future and for addressing the compelling issues we face as a democracy and as a global community.

Lynn Pasquerella Delivers Concordia College’s Virtual Commencement Address

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 13:30

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella delivered the commencement address to students of Concordia College during their virtual commencement on Sunday, May 3. “At times, I’m sure it seems there’s no way forward. Yet for me, even on the darkest days, I feel nothing but a sense of optimism precisely because of a promise of a future shaped by Concordia graduates,” Pasquerella said.

 

AAC&U Releases New Vision for Liberal Education

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 12:30

AAC&U is excited to launch a new vision of educational excellence grounded in equity and inclusion. What Liberal Education Looks Like: What It Is, Who It’s For, and Where It Happens clearly describes the learning all students need for success in an uncertain future. Download the vision for free here.

Webinar on COVID-19 and Legal Considerations for Campuses

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:45

This free webinar, to be held May 5 at noon (ET), brings together campus presidents and legal experts to discuss a range of pressing legal matters facing higher education institutions. Moderated by AAC&U president, Lynn Pasquerella, panelists will engage in a virtual round table discussion of what they are seeing, how they are responding, and considerations for campus action.

Webinar on “Shaping Teaching and Learning to Address a Global Health Crisis”

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 14:30

As higher education has moved online, how have faculty delivered courses that emphasize field-based and experiential learning? This free webinar, to be held May 1 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), will explore emerging models from the field of global health, where students are expected to address public health challenges through community-based learning experiences—even during a global health pandemic.

Higher Education Groups Ask Congress to Ensure Emergency Student Aid Is Not Taxed

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:30

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and forty-one other higher education groups in calling on Congress to ensure that emergency student financial aid grants authorized by the CARES Act are not taxed.

Webinar on “Democracy Despite Disruption: Improving Student Voter Engagement through Pedagogy”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 14:15

Join us for this free “Faculty Friday” webinar conversation on how faculty can connect voter engagement to their work with students—even in this time of disruption. The webinar will be held April 24 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Higher Education Associations Advocate for Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 18:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and thirty other higher education associations in asking Congress to provide relief to the 13.7 million students borrowing to finance their college education and to the 44 million borrowers already in repayment. Loan relief offers important short- and long-term benefits, both to individuals and the overall economy, and should be targeted to help borrowers who face the greatest difficulty repaying loans.

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