Conferences and Leadership Development

AASCU creates professional development opportunities for member presidents and chancellors and their spouses and partners, along with complementary programs and services for the presidential leadership team and for women and racial/ethnic minorities who aspire to leadership roles. AASCU undertakes a systematic approach to fostering new leaders who will contribute to academic quality and educational innovation.
Upcoming Meetings
AASCU Webinar: If We Build It, They Will Come—Or Will They? June 29, 2017 - June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern/11am - noon Pacific Read More >> 2017 Summer Council of Presidents July 14, 2017 - July 18, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

"Influencing the Public Agenda: The Public University President's Role"

AASCU institutions are characterized as Stewards of Place, defined as being engaged with the communities and regions they serve. But within this characterization a larger question arises: What is the role of a state college or university president in helping shape the public dialogue and working with their communities to respond to pressing social and civic issues.  

Weighing in on major societal issues is not without risk. Governing boards, key stakeholders, community supporters and others may hold polarizing viewpoints that put them at odds with the university president. The public purpose of public higher education is aligned with the idea that presidents should influence public dialogue. While challenging, this role represents an opportunity to demonstrate institutional values and value.  

The 2017 AASCU Summer Council of Presidents will offer participants the unique opportunity to properly frame the challenges and opportunities as they seek to influence the public agenda. It will explore how presidents and chancellors, working together, can affect positive change in controversial times.

The program will offer pertinent information, the opportunity to learn new skills and venues for peer-to-peer sharing.

2017 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 20, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

"Curricular Coherence: Finding Meaning and Purpose"

AASCU’s 2017 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting will focus on ways to ensure that the academic experiences we offer our students add up to something that is both meaningful and valuable.

2017 New Presidents Academy July 31, 2017 - August 04, 2017
San Diego, California

THE Leadership Program for State College and University Presidents
The AASCU New Presidents Academy is tailored to the distinctive needs of presidents and chancellors who lead state colleges and universities.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with your state university peers in a learning environment that is supportive, engaging and tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time president is likely to face. Read More >>
2017 AASCU China International Conference and Education Expo October 15, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Beijing and Shanghai, China

AASCU is pleased to announce our 16th Sino-American Conference in Beijing, October 15-25, 2017.

Each year for the past fifteen years, we have taken AASCU senior leaders (presidents, provosts, international officers, deans, department heads, and faculty) to China to participate in a series of activities designed to create and sustain educational partnerships in China. 



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