Projects

Participants in these ongoing AAC&U projects have been selected by a rigorous application process. Online membership is restricted to existing members.

All Projects

Capstones & Signature Work

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 6, 2017 - 10:34am
AAC&U's Capstones and Signature Work project, funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, is working with eight institutions on integrative learning, capstones signature work, and culminating experiences. This initiative, part of The LEAP Challenge, is the next frontier in AAC&U's ongoing educational change initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise, or LEAP.

Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 6, 2017 - 10:01am
AAC&U respects the deep cultural traditions of HBCUs. As such, the Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future (PCFF2) program not only focuses on the historical missions of these institutions to educate underrepresented and underserved communities, but also seeks to capture the learned lessons in of these institutions, particularly in retaining and graduating underrepresented minority STEM baccalaureates, to expand its own capacity to promote liberal education for all students.

Quality Collaboratives

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 6, 2017 - 9:57am
Quality Collaboratives (QC): Assessing and Reporting Degree Qualifications Profile Competencies in the Context of Transfer was a three-year initiating project launched in October 2011 with support from Lumina Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a part of AAC&U’s ongoing Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative.

Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in the Employment Market

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 6, 2017 - 9:47am
The report, How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment: A Report on Earnings and Long-Term Career Paths by Debra Humphreys and Patrick Kelly, provides answers to common questions posed by students, parents, and policy makers who are increasingly concerned about the value of college degrees.

Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: Principles and Practices

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 3, 2017 - 4:14pm
There is a growing national emphasis on fostering undergraduate students’ integrative learning through multiple forms of engaged educational experiences. As learning across boundaries becomes a signature characteristic of a 21st century liberal education, curricular, co-curricular, and pedagogical innovations call for new forms of cross-cutting faculty oversight to discern the quality and level of students’ overall integrative learning.

Faculty Collaboratives

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 3, 2017 - 3:59pm
The Faculty Collaboratives is designed to reach within and across other projects to help faculty leaders and newcomers make sense of and participate in large-scale student success and attainment initiatives. We intend the project to serve a faculty or “faculties” in the midst of change, across the wide and diverse array of ways and roles in which faculty work now in higher education.

Collaborative for Advancing STEM Leadership

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 3, 2017 - 3:50pm
The Collaborative, a critical feature of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership, has as its mission to establish the foundational tenets of the research and practice of leadership for broadening participation in STEM. This unique collaboration between AAC&U and several prominent institutions of higher education – the University of the Virgin Islands, Fielding Graduate University, and North Carolina A&T University – serves to conduct research on proven HBCU leadership approaches that have broadened the participation of historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

Citizenship Under Siege

Submitted by Michael (Hub Admin) on February 3, 2017 - 3:50pm
In an age of fractious differences about this topic when finding common ground seems elusive, The Association of American Colleges and Universities and The Democracy Commitment are joining with seven community colleges to orchestrate a series of public forums, each with accompanying programs and educational resources to bridge the rifts.