Association of American Colleges and Universities

 


The mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities is to make liberal education and inclusive excellence the foundation for institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.

From 2013 through 2017, AAC&U will work to advance:
LEAP: Liberal Education as a Global Necessity
Quality: 21st-Century Markers for the Value of US Degrees
Equity: Innovation, Inclusive Excellence, and Student Success
Social Responsibility: Integrative Liberal Learning for the Global Commons
Goals:
Guided by its mission, the LEAP Principles of Excellence, and theLEAP Essential Learning Outcomes, AAC&U will help the higher education community advance the following goals:

LEAP: Liberal Education as a Global Necessity
Build shared commitment to provide ALL college students with the high-quality learning they need to succeed and thrive in an era of global interconnection and rapid societal and economic change.

Quality: 21st-Century Markers for the Value of US Degrees
Promote a clear, contemporary, and capacious framework for high-quality learning and students' demonstrated achievement, providing an educationally meaningful compass to guide students' pathways to degrees.

Equity: Innovation, Inclusive Excellence, and Student Success
Accelerate broad-scale systemic innovation to advance educational practices that engage diversity and challenge inequities in order to make excellence inclusive.

Social Responsibility: Integrative Liberal Learning for the Global Commons
Advance "big questions/global commons" inquiry and innovation across the liberal arts and sciences and through cornerstone-to-capstone designs for general education that foster civic learning, ethical reasoning, and engagement with US and global diversity.

Follow this link to get more information about the AAC&U: https://www.aacu.org

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.

Please follow this link for information about meetings and events