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Higher Education Associations Urge DOE to Quickly Distribute Stimulus Funds

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 14:15

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education to move quickly to provide higher education institutions and students with urgently needed funds from the $2 trillion federal stimulus legislation signed into law last week.

Virtual Discussion: What a College Should NOT Do During a Recession

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 13:00

On April 8, AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella participated in the first in a three-part series of virtual discussions cohosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ABC Insights: “Colleges and the Coronavirus: Time to be Proactive.” The discussion focused on what colleges and universities should be doing now to plan for strategic changes on campus—and what they should not do during a recession. The recording is available online, and registration is free.

Webinar: Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 19:00

As classes move online and campuses close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, what can institutions do to support their non-tenure-track faculty? In this webinar, to be held March 31, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., representatives of Santa Monica College and the Pennsylvania State University, both recipients of the 2019 Delphi Award, will draw on their experiences in developing innovative models for supporting non-tenure-track faculty. 

AAC&U and Higher Ed Groups Ask Congress to Support Students and Institutions

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 16:30

AAC&U has joined the American Council on Education and other organizations in sending letters to Congress detailing the urgent need for emergency relief to students and colleges and universities during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Webinar: Safeguarding Quality, Equity, and Inclusion as Learning Moves Online

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 16:15

How can educators ensure that the rapid and unprecedented scaling of online learning doesn’t come at the expense of commitments to quality, equity, and inclusion? This free webinar, to be held March 27 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET) will address a wide range of student success issues and opportunities.

Advice for Students on the 2020 Census

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00

The Census Bureau created a short video to help clarify where students should be counted, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if students are staying elsewhere temporarily, “students who normally live at school should be counted at school.”

Become a Certified VALUE Institute Scorer

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 18:30

Sign up today for the VALUE Institute’s 2020 Calibration Training. Those who complete this training on rubric-based assessment and meet our calibration standards will be certified as VALUE Institute scorers and may be hired to score student work over the summer. The free online training begins in late spring.

Save the Date: AAC&U’s Conference on Global Learning

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:45

The conference will include opportunities to explore practical and theoretical approaches to global learning and to examine strategies for making these experiences more accessible and inclusive. The conference will be held October 8–10, 2020, in Miami.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:30

The AAC&U Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 19–21, has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Read the full announcement.) AAC&U will hold a virtual conference online on March 19–20.

Lynn Pasquerella to Deliver Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 13:45

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella will deliver the third annual Malcolm Lester Phi Beta Kappa Lectures on Liberal Arts and Public Life at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Her three lectures, to be held March 26–27, will explore liberal education's role in preserving democracy and catalyzing individual and societal transformation.

Apply by February 26 for AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Due to AAC&U’s website outage on February 24, the application deadline for the 2020 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success has been extended to Wednesday, February 26. The institute will be held June 2–5 in Atlanta.

Apply by February 26 for AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:30

Due to AAC&U’s website outage on February 24, the application deadline for the 2020 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success has been extended to Wednesday, February 26. The institute will be held June 2–5 in Atlanta.

AAC&U Joins Higher Ed Associations in Letter on Campus Free Speech

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in sending a letter to US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos raising concerns about a proposed rule on campus free speech. While the department’s goal of protecting robust debate and a diversity of ideas on campus is admirable, the rule is likely to curtail or limit free speech, particularly at private institutions.

Registration Open: 2020 Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:45

Register now for AAC&U’s Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, “The Power of Collective Action.” The conference, to be held March 19–21 in New Orleans, will focus on building coalitions to advance effective practices, identifying solutions to enduring challenges, and leading change for the common good.

Applications Open for 2020 Delphi Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 17:30

The Delphi Award presents a $15,000 award to institutions that have demonstrated effective strategies to support non-tenure-track, contingent, or adjunct faculty in pursuing strategic priorities such as student learning and community engagement. The award is an initiative of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California in partnership with AAC&U.

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