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Accepting Nominations for the Frederic W. Ness Book Award

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:30

We invite your nominations for the 2020 Frederic W. Ness Book Award. Each year, the AAC&U Frederic W. Ness Book Award Committee recognizes a book that makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. To qualify for the award, a book must have been published between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019. Nominations must be received no later than June 21, 2019.

AAC&U Supports American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00

AAC&U joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and forty other organizations in sending a letter to the House in support of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation would allow some undocumented young people, high-achieving individuals who contribute to our nation’s economy and security, to earn lawful permanent residence in the United States and a path to citizenship. You can add your voice and contact your representative about the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 here.

More Than 200 Institutions Selected to Send Participants to AAC&U Summer Institutes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 13:45

More than two hundred two- and four-year colleges, universities, and state systems have been selected to send participants to AAC&U's summer institutes, which offer colleagues a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to their campus.

Webinar: “Well-Being and Equity"

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:45

AAC&U’s webinar, “Well-Being and Equity," is part of a Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) initiative that links two core, growing concerns of higher education: student well-being and educational equity. Speakers will discuss frameworks for understanding the connection between well-being and equity and adaptable campus practices that can advance flourishing for students of all backgrounds. June 12, 2 p.m. (ET). 

AAC&U President Pasquerella Receives Honorary Degrees and Delivers Commencement Address

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:00

AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella delivered an address and received an honorary doctorate degree during the University of Hartford’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 18 in West Hartford, Connecticut. “At a time when there has been a decoupling of higher education from the American Dream, Hartford demonstrates through its mission, vision, and values the ways in which colleges and universities can meet our nation’s historic mission of educating for democracy, preparing students for work, citizenship, and life,” Pasquerella said in her address. Pasquerella also received an honorary doctorate degree during the commencement ceremony of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, on May 2 and another honorary doctorate at the commencement ceremony of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, on May 19.

Webinar: "Excellence: A Critical Examination of Accountability"

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:15

This webinar will outline the recent work of the AAC&U Inclusive Excellence Commission—the evaluative partner of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative. Participants will explore the commission's Agreements for Excellence in undergraduate science education and critically examine challenges limiting higher education's capacity to cultivate and harness scientific creativity. The webinar will be held online on May 30 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

AAC&U Announces Twenty Institutions in New Guided Pathways Project

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:30

AAC&U has announced the twenty institutions selected to participate in a new two-year project, Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning, designed to build institutional capacity to ensure students are learning.

David Tritelli Joins AAC&U as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 15:15

AAC&U is happy to announce the appointment of David Tritelli as vice president for communications and public affairs. He was previously senior editor at AAC&U and academic editor of Liberal Education, the association’s quarterly journal. Most recently, he served as director of AGB Press at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Call for Proposals: 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 17:45

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) are pleased to announce the 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education Network Conference and invite proposals for sessions that question and examine the range of contemporary opportunities for—and challenges to—STEM higher education reform. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Worldviews on Media and Higher Education Conference

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:15

Join participants from around the globe for the 2019 Worldviews on Media and Higher Education Conference in Toronto, Canada, from June 12 to 14. This unique three-day conference will focus on democracy and the changing power relations of higher education and the media in the global north and south.

Webinar: ePortfolio Research and Practice

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11:15

This webinar will highlight findings and guidance for ePortfolio practice from the International Journal of ePortfolio. Webinar attendees will leave with research-informed practices to guide the next steps they take with ePortfolios on their campuses. The webinar will be held May 21 at 2 p.m. ET. 

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).