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Higher Education Groups Ask Congress to Ensure Emergency Student Aid Is Not Taxed

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:30

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and forty-one other higher education groups in calling on Congress to ensure that emergency student financial aid grants authorized by the CARES Act are not taxed.

Webinar on “Democracy Despite Disruption: Improving Student Voter Engagement through Pedagogy”

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 14:15

Join us for this free “Faculty Friday” webinar conversation on how faculty can connect voter engagement to their work with students—even in this time of disruption. The webinar will be held April 24 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Higher Education Associations Advocate for Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 18:45

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and thirty other higher education associations in asking Congress to provide relief to the 13.7 million students borrowing to finance their college education and to the 44 million borrowers already in repayment. Loan relief offers important short- and long-term benefits, both to individuals and the overall economy, and should be targeted to help borrowers who face the greatest difficulty repaying loans.

Free Webinar on “Thinking Boldly about Scarce Resources”

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 17:45

How can college and university leaders concerned about institutional sustainability, or even survival, anticipate the fiscal implications of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis? Join AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella and a virtual roundtable of presidents and national experts on April 21 at 3 p.m. (ET) to explore how institutions can determine the right balance between crisis management and strategic investment.

Higher Education Organizations Ask Congress for Aid for Students and Institutions

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education organizations in sending letters to the House and Senate asking Congress to include $46.6 billion in emergency aid for students and institutions in next COVID-19 supplemental package, as well as tax policy changes.

Higher Ed Organizations Ask Governors to Provide Licensing Reciprocity for Health Care Workers

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 18:30

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and more than sixty other organizations in asking governors to take immediate action to ensure their states provide reciprocity in licensing health care and mental health care professionals. This step is crucial to enable medical professionals to practice across state lines to remotely support students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey of College Presidents on Future Repercussions of Coronavirus

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 14:45

In this new survey from AAC&U and ABC Insights, members of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust detail their perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions they anticipate taking to mitigate its impacts. A majority of college and university presidents anticipate reengineering operations, providing student refunds, cutting costs, freezing hiring, implementing furloughs, or laying off staff.

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.