What's New

Call for Proposals: Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers Conference

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:45

Proposals are due April 24 for AAC&U's “Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers: Crossing Borders and Boundaries” conference, which will assert the importance of global learning to prepare students for life, work, and citizenship in their own communities and beyond. 

Webinar: “Challenge, Connection, Collaboration: Identity, Religion, Diversity, and Interfaith Cooperation”

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:45

AAC&U's upcoming webinar will address the rationale, value, and impact of facilitating religious diversity and cooperation on campus from various institutional perspectives. The webinar will be held April 16 at 3 p.m. (ET).

AAC&U President Named One of Top 35 Women in Higher Ed

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has dubbed AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella one of this year's “Top 35 Women in Higher Education,” along with women representing many of AAC&U's stellar member institutions across the country.

Webinar: Connecting the Branches: Insights from the National Academies Report on Integrative Learning

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 09:15

Register for this webinar to join the conversation on the integration of the arts and humanities in STEMM (sciences, technology, engineering, math, and medicine) and explore findings from the report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree. The webinar will take place on April 9 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET).

Grant from Papa John’s Foundation Supports TRHT Campus Centers

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 13:45

AAC&U announced today that it has received a two-year grant of $500,000 from the Papa John’s Foundation to support the establishment of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. The grant will support AAC&U’s effort to develop at least 150 self-sustaining, community-integrated TRHT Campus Centers. 

Webinar: “The Evolving Contributions of Teaching Centers in Rewriting the Value Narrative of Education”

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 14:45

AAC&U’s upcoming webinar will explore the shift of teaching and learning from the sidelines to a more central and transformative position in higher education. The webinar will be held March 19 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET).

2019 Delphi Award Applications for Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:15

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.

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.