What's New

New Report on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:00

We Hold These Truths: Dismantling Racial Hierarchies, Building Equitable Communities describes the work of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at colleges and universities across the country to dismantle the tools that perpetuate oppression and entrenched racial hierarchies.

Submit a Proposal for the Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 15:00

As new models for online education materialize in the wake of COVID-19, it is imperative that institutions keep quality and equity as their central goals. Held January 22–23 in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the 12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive sessions for participants to share emerging best practices and research. Proposals are due July 20, 2020

Statement on the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 14:30

AAC&U celebrates today’s ruling by the US Supreme Court, which keeps in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read AAC&U’s full statement.

Applications Due July 1 for Excellence in Assessment Designation

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 13:00

The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designation, cosponsored by AAC&U, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, recognizes institutions for campus-level learning outcomes assessment, with a focus on campus processes and uses of assessment outcomes, rather than on student performance or accomplishment.

AAC&U President to Participate in Webinar on Equitable Access to Remote Learning

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 18:15

At 2:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, Lynn Pasquerella will join leaders from Northcentral Technical College (WI) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy for a webinar hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education that will explore the challenges to providing equitable access to quality remote learning. Participants will also share the work underway to support learners of all backgrounds during this challenging time. For more information or to register, click here.

AAC&U Receives New Grant to Help Faculty Improve Course Assignments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:15

The grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will extend pilot faculty development programs designed to improve the effectiveness of course assignments. It will also support an examination of faculty expectations across student groups and the creation of a new tool for assessing the alignment between course assignments and expected learning outcomes.

Webinars: Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:45

As the higher education community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC&U is offering a series of webinars to support those at the forefront of efforts to maintain the commitment to quality, equity, and inclusion. Thanks to generous support from Microsoft, the webinars are available on-demand at no cost.

Higher Ed Organizations Seek Expansion of COVID-19 Emergency Loan Programs

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 14:00

Since the creation of a new lending facility for nonprofits through the Main Street Lending Program is not a certainty, AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other associations in calling for the expansion of existing loan programs to better serve colleges and universities. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, recently passed by the House, contains two provisions that the groups are requesting the Senate to support.


Call for Proposals: AAC&U’s Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:30

AAC&U is now accepting proposals for the 2021 annual meeting, which will be held January 20–23 in Seattle. Titled “Revolutionizing Higher Education after COVID-19,” the meeting will bring together campus leaders at all levels and from institutions of all types to explore what undergraduate education will look like in a post-pandemic future. Proposals are due July 20.

Statement on Higher Education’s Role in Promoting Racial Healing

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:30

In a new statement, AAC&U and the TRHT Campus Center at Hamline University call on higher education to play a leadership role in addressing racism and white supremacy, the issues at the center of protests across the country and around the world demanding justice for George Floyd.

Organizations Ask Congress for More Support for Higher Ed

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than eighty other higher education organizations in asking the Senate for additional support for higher education institutions beyond the $14 billion included in the CARES Act. In April, a group of higher education organizations including ACE and AAC&U had requested $46.6 billion in aid for higher education. “As we look to summer and the 2020–21 school year, we expect even greater losses,” the associations write.

New Publication: Teaching for Liberal Learning in Higher Education

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00

In this new ebook, Mary Taylor Huber brings the broad discourse about liberal education together with more granular conversations about teaching and learning in order to explore what’s known about teaching practices that promote liberal learning.

Upcoming Webinar on Planning for the Future of Higher Education in the Wake of the Pandemic

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:00

As campus leaders prepare for an unpredictable fall semester and beyond, this virtual roundtable discussion with national experts and campus leaders will explore a range of possibilities for the future of online learning, supporting students, closing equity gaps, and articulating the value of higher education in the wake of COVID-19. This free webinar will be held June 9 at 2 p.m. (ET).

Higher Ed Organizations Support HEROES Act to Help COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 15:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in thanking members of the House and expressing support for the new emergency supplemental spending measure to address the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act would provide $3 trillion to help the nation recover, with about $37 billion allocated for higher education.

Upcoming Webinar on “Community in Times of Crisis”

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:45

Moderated by AAC&U president Lynn Pasquerella, this free webinar will engage campus and national leaders in a virtual roundtable discussion around what it means to be an anchor institution in challenging times, with deep commitments to student well-being and to serving their communities. The webinar will be held May 19 at 2 p.m. (ET).