What's New

National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 13:45

The National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies will be held April 4–5 at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Abstracts for the call for proposals are due by March 10.

Tradition Shaping Change: General Education in the Middle East and North Africa publication

New Publication: Tradition Shaping Change: General Education in the Middle East and North Africa

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:30

This eBook surveys the landscape of general education and core curricula in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A first effort of this kind, the eBook offers chapters on specific programs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Contributors discuss indigenous features of programs and address boundary-crossing or global goals and outcomes.

Upcoming Webinar on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:15

AAC&U's webinar, "Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism," will discuss the efforts of the ten TRHT Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change.

AAC&U’s New Guided Pathways Project Champions Student Learning, Career Preparation, and Completion

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30

AAC&U has announced a new two-year project, Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning, to build institutional capacity and strengthen student learning at community colleges with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ascendium Education Group.

New Publication on VALUE: We Have a Rubric for That

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:15

The newest publication in a series of reports on the AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Initiative—We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment—compiles ten years of evidence to provide an argument-based framework for the assessment of student learning in higher education using the VALUE rubrics.

AAC&U Announces Winner of the Ness Book Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 15:00

AAC&U has announced the winner of its Frederic W. Ness Book Award, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, written by Cathy N. Davidson and published by Basic Books. The Ness Award recognizes the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. The Ness award will be formally presented to Davidson at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting. 

Recipients of the 2019 K. Patricia Cross Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 09:00

AAC&U is excited to announce recipients of the 2019 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, recognizing grad students with exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education. Recipients will present their ideas and experiences at AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

AAC&U Welcomes Christen Aragoni as Academic Editor and Editor, Liberal Education

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 08:45

AAC&U has appointed Christen Aragoni as academic editor and editor of Liberal Education, the flagship journal of AAC&U.

Aragoni most recently served as an editor and writer for Currents, the membership magazine of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She covered the alumni relations beat and other topics on advancement in higher education, while also overseeing production. She previously was a senior editor at The American Prospect magazine, where she participated in coverage of the 2012 and 2008 presidential elections, edited pieces on a range of political and cultural issues, and wrote book reviews. She also serves on the alumni committee of Cornell Alumni Magazine.

Aragoni earned her master of fine arts in creative writing from American University, receiving the Myra Sklarew Award for an MFA thesis which demonstrates remarkable originality, for fiction. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, graduating magna cum laude in English, with minors in writing and women’s studies.

AAC&U Annual Meeting Welcomes 1,800 to Atlanta

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 08:15

Featuring a broad array of plenaries, forums, and more than 125 concurrent sessions, AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting, “Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education,” will challenge attendees across the spectrum of higher education in addressing the most urgent and pressing issues facing our colleges and universities. The meeting is being held January 23–26 in Atlanta.

AAC&U Remembers Bernice “Bunny” Sandler

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:15

We at AAC&U were saddened to learn of the death on January 5, 2019, of Bernice Sandler, “Bunny” to almost everyone. Her bold actions, strategic sense, and savvy organizing helped revolutionize what it meant to be female on a college campus. AAC&U’s Caryn McTighe Musil shares a tribute to Bunny’s transformative legacy.

AALHE Annual Conference

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:15

Register now for the annual conference of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), June 4–7 in Salt Lake City. Proposals for the conference are due February 22. 

National Day of Racial Healing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 09:30

To mark the third annual National Day of Racial Healing on January 22, AAC&U calls on colleges and universities across the country to engage in activities, events, or strategies that promote healing and foster engagement around the issues of racism, bias, inequity, and injustice in our society.

Announcing the Network of Concerned Academics

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 13:30

The Network of Concerned Academics (NCA) is a coalition of US higher education organizations, networks, campus groups, administrators, faculty, staff, and students who seek to promote and advance the principles of higher education: the unfettered search for truth, the cultivation of an inclusive democratic culture, and the expansion of access to high-quality education for all members of our diverse society.

A Holiday Message from AAC&U

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:30

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella shares a message for our members and colleagues wishing you a happy holiday season. We look forward to our continued work together in fulfilling the enduring promise of American higher education.

Webinar: "What We Know from the Inaugural Year of the VALUE Institute"

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:00

Please join our upcoming webinar, “The Landscape of Learning: What We Know from the Inaugural Year of the VALUE Institute,” on December 4 at 2:00 p.m. (EST). This webinar will share the project-level results of the first year of the VALUE Institute (2017–18), a collaborative effort led by AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research (IUCPR).