What's New

Upcoming Webinar: "First Look: Authentic Perspectives on STEM Reform from HBCUs"

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:30

This webinar is a collaboration between AAC&U and the National Science Foundation that will preview a special edition of AAC&U's Peer Review journal featuring articles by HBCU STEM faculty. The webinar will be held July 23 at 2 p.m. ET.

AAC&U President Delivers Keynote at 2019 Heterodox Academy Conference

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 11:00

Click here to view a video of Lynn Pasquerella’s address, titled “The Role of Liberal Education in Discerning the Truth in a Post-Truth Era,” which was delivered on June 20 in New York City and was followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by New York Times opinion columnist Jennifer Senior.


Late-Breaking Proposals: Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 13:30

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) invite proposal submissions for "late-breaking" developments in STEM higher education reform for the 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference (November 7–9 in Chicago). A "late-breaking" proposal contains data, results, or outcomes that were not yet known, or fully available, for the original proposal deadline. Proposals are due August 6.

Nominations Due October 1 for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Nominations Due October 1 for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 14:15

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Applications Open for Delphi Award Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:30

Applications are due July 15 for the 2019 Delphi Award, given annually to two individuals or groups who have worked to support adjunct, contingent, and non-tenure-track faculty in promoting student success. The awards, funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, are presented by the Pullias Center at the University of Southern California in partnership with AAC&U.

BTtoP Launches Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators Collaboratory

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:00

The Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project has announced the launch of a multicampus collaborative initiative, Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE), to develop shared public agendas that ground the setting and solving of community issues in community voice. The initiative is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Accepting Nominations for the Frederic W. Ness Book Award

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:30

We invite your nominations for the 2020 Frederic W. Ness Book Award. Each year, the AAC&U Frederic W. Ness Book Award Committee recognizes a book that makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. To qualify for the award, a book must have been published between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019. Nominations must be received no later than June 21, 2019.

AAC&U Supports American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and forty other organizations in sending a letter to the House in support of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation would allow some undocumented young people, high-achieving individuals who contribute to our nation’s economy and security, to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States and a path to citizenship. You can add your voice and contact your representative about the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 here.

More Than 200 Institutions Selected to Send Participants to AAC&U Summer Institutes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 13:45

More than two hundred two- and four-year colleges, universities, and state systems have been selected to send participants to AAC&U's summer institutes, which offer colleagues a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus.

Webinar: “Well-Being and Equity"

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:45

AAC&U’s webinar, “Well-Being and Equity," is part of a Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) initiative that links two core, growing concerns of higher education: student well-being and educational equity. Speakers will discuss frameworks for understanding the connection between well-being and equity and adaptable campus practices that can advance flourishing for students of all backgrounds. June 12, 2 p.m. (ET). 

AAC&U President Pasquerella Receives Honorary Degrees and Delivers Commencement Address

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:00

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella delivered an address and received an honorary doctorate degree during the University of Hartford’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 18 in West Hartford, Connecticut. “At a time when there has been a decoupling of higher education from the American Dream, Hartford demonstrates through its mission, vision, and values the ways in which colleges and universities can meet our nation’s historic mission of educating for democracy, preparing students for work, citizenship, and life,” Pasquerella said in her address. Pasquerella also received an honorary doctorate degree during the commencement ceremony of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, on May 2 and another honorary doctorate at the commencement ceremony of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, on May 19.

Webinar: "Excellence: A Critical Examination of Accountability"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:15

This webinar will outline the recent work of the AAC&U Inclusive Excellence Commission—the evaluative partner of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative. Participants will explore the commission's Agreements for Excellence in undergraduate science education and critically examine challenges limiting higher education's capacity to cultivate and harness scientific creativity. The webinar will be held online on May 30 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

AAC&U Announces Twenty Institutions in New Guided Pathways Project

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:30

AAC&U has announced the twenty institutions selected to participate in a new two-year project, Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning, designed to build institutional capacity to ensure students are learning.

David Tritelli Joins AAC&U as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 15:15

AAC&U is happy to announce the appointment of David Tritelli as vice president for communications and public affairs. He was previously senior editor at AAC&U and academic editor of Liberal Education, the association’s quarterly journal. Most recently, he served as director of AGB Press at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Call for Proposals: 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 17:45

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) are pleased to announce the 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Network Conference and invite proposals for sessions that question and examine the range of contemporary opportunities for—and challenges to—STEM higher education reform. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, May 29, 2019.