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Recent Press Releases

August 6, 2019

Washington, DC—In 2016, the Association of American Colleges and Universities embarked on a partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise. TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process designed to catalyze transformational and sustainable change aimed at addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

Grounded in a vision of what America will look like once our belief in a hierarchy of human value has been jettisoned, the five pillars of the TRHT framework—narrative change,...Read more

July 31, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is pleased to announce the receipt of a

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June 19, 2019

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Washington, DC—The Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-campus collaborative initiative (a "collaboratory") titled Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE).  The project is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), which serves as the host...Read more

May 28, 2019

Participants Will Redesign General Education Programs and Assessment Plans, Advance Equity and Student Success through High-Impact Practices, Develop Integrative and Engaged Learning Strategies, and Be Equipped as Agents of Change for Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the two- and four-year colleges, universities, and state systems sending participants to its 2019 summer institutes. Teams of five or more will attend the...Read more

May 14, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the twenty institutions selected to participate in a new two-year project, Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning. The Guided Pathways project is designed to build institutional capacity to ensure students are learning.    

“AAC&U is thrilled to partner with the selected Guided Pathways institutions to promote student success and demonstrate the ways in which community...Read more

March 14, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today that it has received a two-year grant of $500,000 from The Papa John’s Foundation to support the establishment of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. The grant will support AAC&U’s effort to develop at least 150 self-sustaining, community-integrated TRHT Campus Centers. 

AAC&U is partnering with higher education institutions to develop Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers to...Read more

February 14, 2019

Washington, DC— At its recent 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, the members of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) elected two new directors and selected a slate of new officers to serve on its board of directors. Carol Leary, President of Bay Path University, was appointed chair of the board. Richard Guarasci, President of Wagner College, will continue to serve on AAC&U’s board as past chair. The members also voted to appoint William Craft, President, Concordia College, as vice chair of the...Read more

February 13, 2019

 

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today a new two-year project, Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning, to build institutional capacity and strengthen student learning at community colleges with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ascendium Education Group.   

“Ensuring that educational...Read more

January 15, 2019

Washington, DC—To mark the third annual National Day of Racial Healing on January 22, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) calls on colleges and universities across the country to engage in activities, events, or strategies that promote healing and foster engagement around the issues of racism, bias, inequity, and injustice in our society. The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people and organizations to come together in their common humanity and take collective...Read more

January 7, 2019

Washington, DC—The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced today the 2019 recipients of the annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and in others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, at the University of...Read more

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