What's New

Election Imperatives: New Report on Student Voting and Political Engagement

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00

Published by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University, this report offers ten recommendations to help campuses improve students’ political learning, discourse, inclusion, agency, and participation, beyond—but also including—voting.

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella Appointed President of Phi Beta Kappa Society

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella has been appointed president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society for a three-year term from 2018 to 2021. She has served Phi Beta Kappa in several national and local roles, most recently as vice president of the society from 2016 to 2018.

AAC&U's 2018 Employer Research Webinar: Liberal Education and the Future of Work

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 16:45

This webinar marks the release of AAC&U’s latest employer survey, “Fulfilling the American Dream: Liberal Education and the Future of Work,” funded by AAC&U and Newman’s Own Foundation. The webinar will be held on August 28 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

Call for Proposals: Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 14:00

Proposals are due September 13 for “Engaged Inclusivity: Perceptions, Realities, and Aspirations,” an AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference that will examine what it means to work toward a campus environment where inclusivity thrives through constant reflection, analysis, and accountability. The conference will be held March 28–30, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

AAC&U Appoints Ashley Finley as Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary to the Board

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:30

AAC&U has appointed Ashley Finley as the senior advisor to the president and secretary to the board. Ashley has been an active AAC&U member and leader during her tenure at Dominican University of California, where she currently serves as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Dominican Experience. She is also the national evaluator for Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP).

The Academic Minute Radio Segment Seeks Research Submissions

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:30
The Academic Minute, a radio segment hosted by AAC&U president Lynn Pasquerella and produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, is seeking individual submissions for upcoming segments on any topic, and campuses are also encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from a single institution. Please send submissions to David Hopper at dhopper@wamc.org, and be sure to tune in daily.

AAC&U Calls for Colleges and Universities to Promote Diversity and Equity

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 14:45

AAC&U has released a statement calling on colleges and universities to fulfill the promise of American higher education by promoting diversity and equity. "Identifying and overcoming the institutional structures and hidden barriers that undermine diversity is an imperative, not only for delivering a twenty-first-century liberal education that prepares students to thrive, . . . but for carrying out our nation’s historic mission of educating for democracy," the statement says.

Nominate Graduate Students for the Cross Future Leaders Award

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 16:30

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. Award recipients will attend AAC&U's 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Nominations due October 1.

Andrew Flagel Joins AAC&U as Vice President for Advancement and Member Engagement

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:30

AAC&U has appointed Andrew Flagel as vice president for advancement and member engagement, effective July 1. In this role, he will help promote the mission of AAC&U by leading strategic advancement and membership growth and development.

Recent Op-Ed on the Benefits of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00

“The liberal arts and sciences are not only critically important for individual career success and the overall national economy. They are also essential to our country,” wrote Frederick M. Lawrence, secretary and CEO of Phi Beta Kappa Society, in a recent op-ed for Fox News, "What Critics of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education are Missing."

David M. Scobey Joins BTtoP as New Director

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00

After fifteen years of dedicated service, Donald W. Harward, director and cofounder of Bringing Theory to Practice, is stepping down at the end of this month. Following a successful search, David M. Scobey will join BTtoP as the new project director on July 1. Read the full announcement here

Register Now for AAC&U's 2018 “Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice” Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:30

Registration is open for AAC&U’s “Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice” conference, which will explore how institutions are connecting their campuses with communities across the street or around the globe in response to pressing issues of global concern. The meeting will be held October 11–13, 2018, in Seattle.

AAC&U President Presents Keynote at the Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:15

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella is presenting the keynote address, “Escaping Westworld,” at the 11th Annual Union College Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education in Schenectady, New York, on June 1. The symposium explores how to integrate engineering and the liberal arts and diversify the STEM fields. Against the backdrop of Westworld, the hit HBO television program about an android revolution at a futuristic theme park, Pasquerella “will consider the cultural misappropriation of science in a way that has conflated science with scientism and defend integrative learning as the best preparation for grappling with the complexities of an unpredictable future.”

Joint Statement on the Value of Liberal Education by AAC&U and AAUP

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:15

AAC&U and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have released a joint statement on the economic, societal, and democratic value of liberal education.

AAC&U Webinar on "Teaching Techniques to Improve Learning and Ensure Classroom Success"

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:30

AAC&U's webinar will feature award-winning educators and best-selling authors Elizabeth Barkley, José Antonio Bowen, Claire Howell Major, and moderator C. Edward Watson as they discuss teaching practices proven to promote learning across disciplinary contexts. The webinar will be held June 19 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).