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  • Title: Association of American Colleges and Universities
    Descriptive info: .. In the Spotlight.. Registration Open for AAC U's 2014 Annual Meeting.. AAC U s 2014 Annual Meeting.. Quality, E-Quality, and Opportunity: How Educational Innovations Will Make or Break America s Global Future.. will be held January 22–25, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.. Online registration.. is open.. Plenary speakers include E.. J.. Dionne, Jr.. of the.. Washington Post.. ; Walter Isaacson, The Aspen Institute; Cecilia A.. Conrad, MacArthur Fellows Program of the John D.. and Catherine T.. MacArthur Foundation; and Frank Levy, MIT, coauthor of.. The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market.. The meeting includes the Wednesday Night Forum on.. Digital Innovations and the Search for Efficiency and Quality.. ; a pre-conference symposium on.. New Designs for Integrative Learning: Curricular Pathways, Departments, and the Future of Arts and Sciences.. ; and the Fifth Annual.. E-Portfolio Forum.. on Saturday, January 25.. More information is available online.. AAC U Congratulates Bernice Sandler on Induction into National Women's Hall of Fame.. Bernice Bunny Sandler, a Title IX advocate and founding director of AAC U s.. Program on the Status and Education of Women.. (PSEW), was among those inducted into the.. National Women s Hall of Fame.. on October 13.. From 1971 to 1991, Bunny directed PSEW, the first national project on the status of women in higher education within a national higher education association.. Bunny also founded AAC U s periodical,.. On Campus with Women.. , which was published from 1971-2013.. Among her many significant accomplishments, Sandler published the first set of papers on women of color in higher education; the first national report on sex discrimination in collegiate athletics; the first report on the chilly climate, a term the project invented; and the first report issuing guidelines for faculty search committees to help them identify whether applicants would be strong advocates for women.. Learn.. more.. about Bunny s tenure at AAC U.. Introduction to LEAP.. (ppt).. What is a 21st Century Liberal Education?.. AAC U President Carol Geary Schneider Says The Proof  ...   to say this, another to make it real.. We know the potential, and we know how hard it [&#.. read more.. Featured Events.. TRANSFORMING STEM EDUCATION: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence.. in San Diego, California, October 31 November 2, 2013.. AAC U s 2014 Annual Meeting:.. QUALITY,.. E-QUALITY, AND OPPORTUNITY: How Educational Innovations Will Make—or Break— America s Global Future.. in Washington, DC, January 22 25, 2014.. Register.. by November 18 for best meeting rates.. GENERAL EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities.. in Portland, Oregon, February 27 March 1, 2014.. by January 15 for best conference rates.. DIVERSITY, LEARNING, AND STUDENT SUCCESS: Policy, Practice, Privilege.. in Chicago, Illinois, March 27-29, 2014.. Featured Member News and Resources.. The.. October.. issue of.. AAC U News.. features an innovative first-year experience at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, and the latest news about AAC U meetings, projects, and publications.. Watch for our next issue of.. in November.. Featured Publications.. Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale.. Building on previous AAC&U reports, this publication presents research on specific educational practices correlated with higher levels of academic challenge, student engagement, and achievement.. The publication features the relationship between these practices and improvements in retention and graduation rates and advice on how to ensure that all students experience multiple high-impact practices.. Detailed case studies show how five campuses are providing high-impact practices more pervasively and systematically.. Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment.. This publication addresses key elements of, and questions frequently raised about, the development and use of the VALUE rubrics for assessment of student learning.. It provides information about rubric-based assessment approaches including validity, reliability, and rubric modification and faculty training in the use of rubrics.. Specific examples of how campuses are using the VALUE rubrics to improve student learning are also provided.. Full case studies from twelve campuses are available online at.. www.. aacu.. org/value/casestudies.. Also available in.. eBook Version.. (PDF).. AAC U | 1818 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 | (202) 387-3760.. 2013 All rights reserved..

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  • Title: Membership | Who We Are
    Descriptive info: Who We Are.. Founded in 1915, AAC U's membership is comprised of institutions of higher education dedicated to ensuring that the advantages of a liberal education are available to all students regardless of background, enrollment path, academic specialization, or intended career.. Click on any geographic area to discover current AAC U members in that region.. AAC U membership, which stands at nearly 1,300 strong today, includes representatives from all sectors of higher  ...   and universities.. Higher education system offices.. International affiliates.. Nonprofit organizations.. Independent and public.. Rural and urban.. Residential and commuter.. Reinventing undergraduate education for today's world:.. Findings from 2009 AAC U Member Survey.. LINKS.. Institution Membership:.. Who We Are.. Why Join AAC U?.. Membership Benefits.. Eligibility Dues.. How to Join.. FAQ.. Member List:.. Alphabetical List.. Geographical List.. Individual Involvement:.. Associates Program.. Enrollment Benefits.. Enrollment.. Member Newsletter:.. American Conference of Academic Deans.. (ACAD).. Contact Us..

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  • Title: Programs | Overview
    Descriptive info: Programs Partnerships.. AAC U s programs and multi-project initiatives are organized around four strategic goals guiding AAC U s 2013-2017 Strategic Plan.. LEAP: Liberal Education as a Global Necessity.. Liberal Education and America's Promise.. LEAP States Initiative.. LEAP Campus Action Network.. Presidents Trust.. Quality: 21st Century Markers for the Value of US Degrees.. Quality Collaboratives.. Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.. Project Kaleidoscope.. Leadership for Interdisciplinary Learning.. STEM Leadership Development.. Ramping Up for STEM Success.. Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM (SISL in STEM).. STEM Education Effectiveness Framework Project.. New Leadership Alliance for  ...   Learning for Historically Underrepresented Students.. Developing a Community College Student Roadmap.. Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future.. Social Responsibility: Integrative Liberal Learning for the Global Commons.. Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.. Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation.. Chicago CLDE Action Collaborative.. Civic Learning at the Intersections: Communities, Campuses and Workplaces.. Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: Principles and Practices.. Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility.. General Education for a Global Century.. The Educated Citizen and Public Health.. Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS).. Bringing Theory to Practice.. Recently Completed AAC U Programs..

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  • Title: Association of American Colleges and Universities | Meetings
    Descriptive info: AAC U sponsors a variety of continuing programs meetings, workshops, and summer institutes for campus teams that bring together college educators from across institutional types, disciplines, and departments.. AAC U activities nurture the talents and creativity of higher education's current and future leaders.. Attendees of recent meetings have described them as powerful and transformative providing participants with innovative ideas and practices, and shaping the direction of their educational reform efforts.. Annual Meeting.. Each year, the.. provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform.. Join us at our 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.. Network for Academic Renewal.. The Network for Academic Renewal.. offers an annual series of working conferences collaboratively designed and led by members of the higher education community.. These conferences provide an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and student affairs educators to work together on educational changes to advance student success in the context of their institution's mission.. Summer Institutes.. AAC U.. offer campus teams a time and place for sustained collaborative work on a project of importance to  ...   Officers' Seminar.. : Citizenship in the Polity; and the.. Wye Faculty Seminar.. : Citizenship in the Polity.. 2013 2014 Meetings.. Global Learning in College: Asking Big.. Questions.. ,.. Engaging.. Urgent Challenges.. October 3 5, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.. Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion and Evidence.. October 31 November 2, 2013, in San Diego, California.. AAC U Annual Meeting.. January 22 25, 2014, in Washington, DC.. General Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities.. February 27 March 1, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.. Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Policy, Practice, Privilege.. March 27 29, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois.. Future Meetings.. Theme to be announced.. October 16-18, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. Transforming STEM Education.. November 6-8, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia.. 100th Anniversary:.. January 21 24, 2015, in Washington, DC.. January 20-23, 2016, in Washington, DC.. January 25-28, 2017, in San Francisco, California.. Network for Academic Renewal Schedule.. Past Meetings.. 2012-2013.. 2011 2012.. 2010 2011.. For more information.. For more information about AAC U meetings please contact us by email at.. meetings@aacu.. org.. or by phone at 202-387-3760.. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Network for Academic Renewal conferences and for the Annual Meeting.. Please contact the Development Office at 202-884-7421 or e-mail.. development@aacu.. for information about sponsorship levels..

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  • Title: Liberal Education and America's Promise
    Descriptive info: Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).. Liberal Education and America s Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality.. LEAP responds to the changing demands of the twenty-first century demands for more college-educated workers and more engaged and informed citizens.. Today, and in the years to come, college graduates need higher levels of learning and knowledge as well as strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate this more demanding environment successfully and responsibly.. Launched in 2005, LEAP challenges the traditional practice of providing liberal education to some students and narrow training to others.. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses and several state systems are making far-reaching educational changes to help all their students whatever their chosen major field of study achieve a set of Essential Learning Outcomes fostered through a liberal education.. LEAP embraces a.. 21st-Century Definition of Liberal Education.. and promotes:.. Essential Learning Outcomes.. as a guiding vision and national benchmarks for college learning and liberal education in the 21st century.. High-Impact Educational Practices.. that help students achieve essential learning outcomes.. Authentic Assessments.. probing whether students can apply their learning to complex problems and real-world challenges.. Inclusive Excellence.. to ensure that every student gets the benefits of an engaged and practical liberal education.. LEAP leaders also work to engage the public with core questions about what really matters in college and to connect employers and educators as they build new partnerships and make the case for the importance  ...   AAC U Releases Findings from New Employer Survey and Launches New Employer-Educator Compact with More Than 260 Signatories.. AAC U launched a new LEAP Employer-Educator Compact and released new data from a 2013 survey of business and nonprofit leaders about employer priorities for college learning and student success.. Survey results.. Employer-Educator Compact.. Recorded webcast of the Forum.. The LEAP campaign includes three primary and concurrent strands of activity:.. A.. Public Advocacy.. initiative for liberal education, which is being carried out nationally by the.. LEAP National Leadership Council.. and.. LEAP Presidents' Trust.. regionally through advocacy initiatives in a series of partner states;.. A.. Campus Action Network.. which works with colleges and universities of every kind from across the country and in selected partner states to articulate high expectations for liberal education and to transparently connect their educational practices and assessments to these expectations;.. A research initiative detailing.. Evidence on Learning Outcomes.. , designed to provide evidence on selected outcomes of a liberal education and periodic public reports on progress in helping students meet twenty-first century educational standards.. LEAP Staff Contacts at AAC U.. Coordinating Director:.. Bethany Zecher Sutton.. LEAP States Initiative:.. Susan Albertine.. Advocacy and Public Outreach:.. Debra Humphreys.. LEAP Links.. Overview:.. About LEAP.. LEAP Campus Toolkit.. Publications.. LEAP Intro.. LEAP Vision:.. Principles of Excellence.. High-Impact Practices.. Curricular Design Principles.. Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP).. Public Advocacy:.. Completion and Quality News Watch.. Liberal Education News Watch.. National Leadership Council.. Presidents' Trust.. Employer Survey Results.. Economic Case.. Civic Case.. Campus Action:.. Campus Examples.. Student Resources.. Evidence and Impact:.. VALUE Rubrics.. Public Opinion Research.. Donors:.. Donor List.. Leadership Fund..

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  • Title: Association of American Colleges and Universities | Press Room
    Descriptive info: Press Room Overview.. AAC U President Featured in Interfaith Youth Core Video.. See Video: AAC U featured on PBS News Program.. To The Contrary.. AAC U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of.. undergraduate liberal education.. AAC U is an excellent source of information on undergraduate curricular change, how colleges are changing to meet the needs of the new global economy, general education reform, student learning outcomes assessment, diversity and equity in higher education, and global issues in higher education.. AAC U champions a.. contemporary vision of liberal education.. and sponsors a campaign called.. to expand public and student understanding of what really matters in college the kinds of learning that will truly empower them to succeed and make a difference in the 21st century.. To arrange an interview:.. AAC U senior staff members and senior fellows are reliable and expert sources of information on many topics related to undergraduate education and liberal learning.. AAC U staff members can also direct reporters to experts in the field at any of our nearly 1,300 member colleges and universities.. Follow this link to see a complete list of AAC U Experts.. For general information or to be put in touch with an appropriate source, contact Debra Humphreys, vice president for policy and public engagement, at 202.. 387.. 3760 (ext 422) or.. Humphreys@aacu.. Recent Press Releases:.. October 23, 2013.. AAC U Announces Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities Chosen to Participate in Phase Two of.. Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future.. Initiative.. September 4, 2013.. Media Alert: Academic Professional Societies to Gather for Convocation on Infusing Issues of Sustainability in Undergraduate Teaching, Learning, and Curricular Innovation.. August 15, 2013.. Without Inclusion, There Is No True Excellence, AAC U Board of Directors Affirms in New Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence.. June 30, 2013.. AAC U Joins with 36 Other National Organizations to Affirm Shared Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wake of Court Decision on Race-Based Admissions.. June 19, 2013.. The American Academy of Arts Sciences Releases Important National Report, The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation.. June 7, 2013.. STEM Leaders from 35 Campuses Accepted to Project Kaleidoscope 2013 Summer Leadership Institute.. May 6, 2013.. 122 Campuses Selected to Attend AAC U Summer Institutes on General Education and Assessment; High-Impact Practices and Student Success; and Integrative Learning and the Departments.. April 10, 2013.. Employers More Interested in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Than College Major.. February 13, 2013.. AAC U Launches New Strategic Plan and Appoints New Officers and Members to Board of Directors.. January 24, 2013.. AAC U Presents 2013 Frederic W.. Ness Book Award to.. Rethinking Undergraduate  ...   Projects on Civic Learning, Psychosocial Well-Being, and Engaged Learning.. August 27, 2012.. AAC U Announces Nine Schools Participating in New Initiative to Advance Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning.. August 13, 2012.. AAC U Affirms Commitment to Campus Diversity, Joins 39 Higher Education Organizations in Support of the University of Texas in Supreme Court Case.. July 10, 2012.. AAC U Announces Appointment of Kelly Mack as Incoming Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope.. June 5, 2012.. STEM Leaders from Thirty-Three Campuses Accepted to Attend Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) 2012 Summer Institutes.. May 21, 2012.. Association of American Colleges and Universities Announces Appointment of Caryn McTighe Musil as Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Initiatives.. May 1, 2012.. Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Announce LEAP Partnership Focused on Undergraduate Research.. April 30, 2012.. 102 Campuses Selected to Attend AAC U Summer Institutes on General Education and Assessment; High-Impact Practices and Student Success; and Integrative Learning and the Departments.. April 13, 2012.. Ten Institutions Chosen to Form Community College Network Focused on Civic Learning through the Humanities.. April 10, 2012.. Thirteen National Organizations Form Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Steering Committee To Make Civic Learning in College Expected Rather than Optional.. March 20, 2012.. Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Announce Massachusetts As.. Eighth Partner State in AAC U s LEAP States Initiative.. February 9, 2012.. Association of American Colleges and Universities Announces Seven New Directors and New Slate of Officers for Board of Directors.. January 30, 2012.. AAC U Announces 16 Colleges and Universities Chosen to Test New Degree Qualifications Profile as Catalyst for Assessing and Improving the Quality of Student Learning, Facilitating Effective Student Transfer, and Increasing College Completion Rates.. January 26, 2012.. AAC U Presents 2012 Frederic W.. Why Choose the Liberal Arts?.. by Mark W.. Roche.. January 25, 2012.. Reclaiming a Democratic and Global Vision for College Learning Topic of AAC U Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.. January 24, 2012.. W.. M.. Keck Foundation Grant to Project Kaleidoscope Will Support Development of New Framework for Institutional Effectiveness in STEM Learning.. January 13, 2012.. Media Alert: Reclaiming a Democratic and Global Vision for College Learning Topic of AAC U Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.. January 11, 2012.. Eight Graduate Students Honored with K.. January 10, 2012.. AAC U President Carol Geary Schneider Speaks on Reclaiming the Civic Mission of Higher Education at White House Event.. January 5, 2012.. AAC U and The Democracy Commitment Invite Community Colleges to Participate in New NEH Project on Civic and Democratic Learning.. PRESS ROOM LINKS.. Overview.. AAC U Experts.. AAC U In the News.. Press Releases:.. Recent Releases.. Archived Releases..

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  • Title: About AAC&U
    Descriptive info: The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC U).. AAC U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career.. Founded in 1915, AAC U now comprises nearly 1,300 member institutions including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.. AAC U organizes its work around four broad goals:.. LEAP: Liberal Education as a Global Necessity.. Through its.. publications.. meetings.. public advocacy.. , and.. programs.. , AAC U provides a powerful voice for liberal education.. AAC U works to reinforce the commitment to liberal education at both the  ...   U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform.. National Survey of AAC U Members.. (2009).. Learning and Assessment: Trends in Undergraduate Education.. (pdf).. See.. news release.. (April 28, 2009).. Trends and Emerging Practices in General Education.. (May 15, 2009).. Talking Points.. on national trends in undergraduate learning outcomes, assessment, and general education reform.. Powerpoint slides.. on 2009 AAC U member survey results.. ABOUT AAC U LINKS.. What We Stand For:.. Mission.. Statements Letters.. Strategic Plan.. Our History.. Member Survey.. Who We Are:.. Board of Directors.. President Schneider.. Staff Directory.. Program Offices.. Donors.. What We Do:.. Programs.. Meetings.. Partnerships.. Sponsorships.. Getting Involved:.. Join Our Contact List.. Membership.. Donors Sponsors.. AAC U Logistics:.. Position Openings.. Visiting AAC U.. AAC U Awards:.. Ness Book Award.. Pat Cross Awards..

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  • Title: Resources | Liberal Education
    Descriptive info: Liberal Education.. From its founding in 1915, AAC U has focused on advancing and strengthening liberal education for all college students, regardless of their intended careers.. While the term is used in multiple ways, AAC U sees liberal education as a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of value, ethics, and civic engagement.. Characterized by challenging encounters with important issues, and more a way of studying than a specific course or field of study, a liberal education can be achieved at all types of colleges and universities.. All AAC U projects, publications, meetings, and resources reflect this broad understanding of liberal education and a vision of excellence that includes a practical and engaged liberal education for all students.. AAC U works with faculty and campus leaders to make excellence in liberal education an equal opportunity commitment to every student and to our diverse democracy.. For more information on the meanings of liberal education, read.. What is Liberal Education?.. Liberal Education and America s Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes to College.. VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.. Give Students a Compass.. Developing a Community College Student Roadmap: From Entrance to Engagement in Educational Achievement and Success.. Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.. Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills.. (STIRS).. AAC U Ness Book Award.. Current Trends and Contemporary Understandings.. The Annual Meeting.. (.. , Summer 2013).. Models for Student Success: Developing a Community College Student Roadmap.. Peer Review.. , Spring 2013).. What Do Employers Want from College Graduates?.. Student Learning: What, Where, How.. , Winter 2013).. Essential Learning Outcomes, the New MCAT, and Curricular Change.. , Fall 2012).. The Liberally Educated Professional.. , Spring 2012).. Diversity and Civic Learning: New Directions, New Research.. The Completion Agenda.. , Winter 2012).. The LEAP Vision for Learning: Outcomes, Practices, Impact and Employers' Views.. College Learning for the New Global Century.. Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility.. Practicing Liberal Education: Formative Themes in the Re-invention of Liberal Learning.. Board Approved Statement on Liberal Learning.. Contemporary Understandings of Liberal Education.. Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes  ...   College Attainment with an Ambitious Vision for Learning.. (pdf) (2010).. Outcomes of High Impact Practices for Underserved Students: A Review of the Literature.. (preliminary draft).. Liberal Education Outcomes: A Preliminary Report on Student Achievement in College.. Our Students' Best Work: A Framework for Accountability Worthy of Our Mission.. Campus Practice.. Collaborative Leadership for Liberal Education.. Liberal Education for Sustainability.. Frontiers of Faculty Work: Embracing Innovation and High-Impact Practices.. Lessons on Systemic Reform from the LEAP States Initiative.. , Spring 2011).. Returning Adult Students.. What Is a Liberal Education? And Why Is It Important to My Future?.. Internships and Experiential Learning.. Peer Review,.. Fall 2010).. Integrative Learning at Home and Abroad.. Summer 2010).. Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality.. (2010).. Engaging Diverse Viewpoints: What Is the Campus Climate for Perspective-Taking?.. Liberal Education and Military Leadership.. , Spring 2010).. Engaging Departments: Assessing Student Learning.. , Winter 2010).. The Humanities.. Winter 2010).. A Symposium on Effective Practice.. Fall 2009).. Civic Responsibility: What Is the Campus Climate for Learning?.. Liberal Education and Undergraduate Public Health Studies.. Summer 2009).. The AAC U Annual Meeting.. Good Teaching: What Is It and How Do We Measure It?.. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter.. Why Do I Have to Take This Course? A Student Guide to Making Smart Educational Choices.. Public Opinion and Advocacy.. Raising the Bar: Employers' Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn (pdf).. How Should Colleges Assess And Improve Student Learning? Employers' Views on the Accountability Challenge.. (pdf ).. How Should Colleges Prepare Students To Succeed in Today s Global Economy? Poll of Business Leaders.. Making the Case for Liberal Education: Responding to the Challenges.. Communicating Commitment to Liberal Education: A Self-Study Guide for Institutions.. Browse All AAC U Titles.. Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence.. QUALITY, E-QUALITY, AND OPPORTUNITY How Educational Innovations Will Make or Break America s Global Future.. in Washington, DC, January 22-25, 2014.. DIVERSITY, LEARNING, AND STUDENT SUCCESS:.. Policy, Practice, Privilege.. See stories on campus innovations in AAC U News.. Definitions and Statements.. , vice president, Office of Communications and Public Affairs..

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  • Title: Resources | General Education
    Descriptive info: General Education.. AAC U has worked intensively on the issue of general education reform since the early 1980s.. AAC U general education initiatives aim to ensure that every undergraduate student experiences a relevant and challenging general education curriculum.. In addition to working with campuses to strengthen their general education programs overall or to reform specific aspects of them (e.. g.. science requirements or diversity requirements), AAC U initiatives address strengthening general education for transfer students, embedding high expectations and meaningful assessment of student learning, and general education as essential for enhancing curricula and pedagogy.. Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: Principles and Practices.. National Trends and Analyses.. , Winter 2011).. General Education and the Assessment Reform Agenda.. Creating Shared Responsibility for General Education and Assessment.. Fall 2004)..  ...   Guide for Curricular Change.. Toward Intentionality and Transparency: Analysis and Reflection on the Process of General.. Assessing General Education.. , Fall 2011/Winter 2012).. The Art and Science of Assessing General Education Outcomes: A Practical Guide.. Advancing Liberal Education: Assessment Practices on Campus.. General Education: A Self-Study Guide for Review and Assessment.. Communicating About General Education Aims and Outcomes.. Making the Case for Liberal Education: Responding to Challenges.. What Will I Learn in College? What You Need to Know Now to Get Ready for College Success.. Why Do I Have to Take This Course? A Student Guide to Making Smart Educational Choices.. Effective General Education Teaching.. , Winter 2010).. High Impact Educational Practices.. See LEAP Campus Toolkit Resources.. Terrel Rhodes.. , vice president, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment..

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  • Title: Resources | Curriculum
    Descriptive info: Curriculum.. Participants in AAC U projects are inventing new curricula that advance liberal education outcomes for all students.. Through first-year seminars and programs, newly revitalized general education programs, learning communities, undergraduate research programs, community-based diversity projects, and interdisciplinary programs, AAC U member colleges and universities are redefining the meaning and practice of liberal education for the twenty-first century.. Liberal Education and Global Citizenship: The Arts of Democracy.. Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility.. Contemporary Themes and Historical Analyses.. The Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP): Implications for Assessment.. Greater Expectations Publications.. Globalizing Knowledge: Connecting International and Intercultural Studies.. New Models and Designs.. Toward Intentionality and Integration.. Fall 2008).. Shared Futures:  ...   through Integrated Cocurricular and Curricular Experiences.. Disciplinary Perspectives and Practices.. Esssential Learning Outcomes, the New MCAT, and Curricular Change.. Advancing What Works in STEM: A View through the PKAL Lens.. , Summer 2011).. What Works in Facilitating Interdisciplinary Learning in Science and Mathematics.. (2011).. (2010).. Winter 2010).. Science Education.. Spring 2008).. Quantitative Literacy.. Peer Review,.. Summer 2004).. Communicating with and Advising Students.. (2013).. Internships and Experiential Learning.. , Fall 2010).. Undergraduate Research.. What Will I Learn in College? What You Need to Know Now to Get Ready for College Success.. Successful Transitions to College Through First- Year Programs.. , Summer 2006).. Academic Advising.. , vice president, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment..

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  • Title: Resources | Faculty Work
    Descriptive info: Faculty Work.. Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success.. Project Homepage.. About the Project.. Resources Toolkits.. Imperative for Change.. Path to Change.. Campus and Department Guides.. Reports Publications.. Share Your Experience.. Media.. Delphi Project Paper Featured in.. Inside Higher Ed.. The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, a partnership between AAC U and the University of Southern California s Rossier School of Education to examine and develop the role of contingent faculty, recently released a.. paper.. about the institutional costs of supporting adjunct professors.. Click.. here.. to read the.. article which references this resource.. A commitment to the centrality of faculty and of shared governance animates all of AAC U s work.. The organization seeks to highlight how faculty members in all fields and all kinds of colleges and universities are developing effective teaching and learning approaches.. AAC U programs emphasize student and faculty engagement, deep learning, and student success.. AAC U projects bring  ...   of all faculty for the future.. Delphi Project on The Changing Faculty and Student Success.. The Delphi Project on The Changing Faculty and Student Success.. , Spring 2012).. , Summer 2011).. The Future of the Faculty: Collaborating to Cultivate Change.. The Future of the Professoriate: Academic Freedom, Peer Review, and Shared Governance.. Creating the Entrepreneurial University to Support Liberal Education.. Academic Advising.. Winter 2008).. Faculty Leadership and Institutional Change.. Fall 2007).. Faculty Development: Finding Balance in Changing Roles.. Academic Freedom and Educational Responsibility.. Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths.. Leadership in the New Academy.. Winter 2006).. Aligning Faculty Activities and Student Behavior: Realizing the Promise of Greater Expectations.. , Fall 2004).. Building the Faculty We Need.. Diversifying the Faculty: A Guidebook for Search Committee.. Preparing Future Faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Guide for Change.. Preparing Future Faculty in the Sciences and Mathematics: A Guide for Change.. Contact.. , vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success..

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