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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. 

A Holiday Message from AAC&U

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 17:45

This holiday season brings to a close an exceptionally difficult and wrenching year. As we gather with family and friends—in person, virtually, or in spirit—let us look together with hope to the new year. From all of us at AAC&U, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Free Webinar on Shifting Mindsets around Liberal Arts and Job-Specific Training

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 15:00

Liberal arts or job-specific training? Why not both? Learn why higher education and business leaders don't see these traditionally opposing mindsets as incompatible. Join the free webinar on December 16 at 2 p.m. (EST) to learn more. Register here.

New Issue of the International Journal of ePortfolio Available Now

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 08:45

The International Journal of ePortfolio encourages the study of practices and pedagogies associated with ePortfolios in educational settings. Highlights from the latest issue include examining ePortfolio persistence beyond the program of study; ePortfolios as a high- impact practice in general education; and leveraging ePortfolios to foster civic and scientific literacy.

In Memoriam

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 22:15

AAC&U notes with regret the November 16 death of Rudolph H. Weingartner. An active leader in the association, he served on the board of directors (1985–89), the Task Group on General Education (1985–88), the Liberal Education editorial board (1986–94), and the National Advisory Committee for the Project on Liberal Education, Study in Depth, and the Arts and Sciences Major (1988–89). His Undergraduate Education: Goals and Means won the Frederic W. Ness Book Award in 1993.

Tia Brown McNair to Participate in Online Seminar Series on the Future of Online Learning

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 14:00

On December 2, AAC&U Vice President Tia Brown McNair will discuss her book From Equity Talk to Equity Walk in the first free seminar in the “The Future of Learning: ACCJC Conversations Among Thought Leaders” series from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella Speaking at the STAR Scholars Network Global Virtual Event

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 15:30

The 2020 STAR Scholars Network Conference, “Shaping a Humane World,” will feature President Pasquerella as a key speaker along with special guest Noam Chomsky and other distinguished higher education leaders. The conference will celebrate individuals who are making the world a more just and humane place. Click here for more information or to register for the free event, which will be held December 6–8.