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
2014 New Presidents Academy July 28, 2014 - August 01, 2014
La Jolla, 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 >>
2014 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 31, 2014 - August 02, 2014
Harborbeach Marriott Resort • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The theme for AASCU’s Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in late July is “Fostering Student Success: Programs and Practices.” Now, as never before, the issue of student success, which is linked to retention and graduation, has assumed a position of prominence in the national dialogue about higher education.  Student success is increasingly being tied to national success in a global economy.  In an era of flat or decreasing enrollments, student success is also deeply connected to institutional success. Read More >> 2014 The Stewardship of Public Lands: Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem August 04, 2014 - August 09, 2014
Yellowstone National Park

This faculty seminar is sponsored by the American Democracy Project’s Stewardship of Public Lands Initiative and is hosted by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and The Yellowstone Association in Yellowstone National Park. Read More >> 2014 GRC Funding Competitiveness Conference August 18, 2014 - August 20, 2014
Washington, DC

Hosted by the AASCU Grants Resource Center
This exclusive event in the nation’s capital provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators and faculty to connec with funders, area experts and colleagues from across the country. Read More >>
2014 ADP/TDC Civic Summit: Realizing the Civic Mission of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities September 28, 2014 - September 29, 2014
Atwood Memorial Center, St. Cloud State University

A summit co-sponsored by AASCU’s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, Minnesota Campus Compact, and St. Cloud State University

Ten years ago, Minnesota Campus Compact and St. Cloud State University hosted one of the first regional ADP meetings. Today, civic engagement is more widely recognized as a strategy for supporting students’ academic success and preparation for work, life, and citizenship. Yet our leaders still seek deeper integration of civic engagement into the student experience and campus culture, as well as clearer communications on the public and educational value of civic work.

Participation is open to anyone interested, including faculty, staff, students, administrators and community partners.

2014 AASCU Annual Meeting October 19, 2014 - October 21, 2014
The Fairmont • Washington, D.C.

AASCU’s Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for presidents and chancellors to examine critical national issues and the leadership required to help our students succeed and our institutions thrive.  Exploring timely topics, AASCU’s Annual Meeting is your definitive resource to address the issues facing your campus, provide leadership to meet those challenges, and learn what is working on campuses across the nation. Read More >> 2014 AASCU China Meeting October 21, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Beijing & Shanghai, China

AASCU is pleased to announce our 13th Sino-American conference in Beijing, October 21-30, 2014.
Each year for the past twelve 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. Read More >>
2014 Higher Education Government Relations Conference December 03, 2014 - December 05, 2014
JW Marriot • New Orleans, LA

Stewardship of the Public Trust
Institutional and Public Policy Leadership in American Higher Education

Americans have long placed confidence in our nation’s public colleges and universities to serve the public good. As engines of economic growth, innovation and democratic renewal, maintaining the missions of these institutions is as critical as ever. College and university leaders, trustees and government officials all hold responsibility for ensuring that these institutions remain the bedrock of a strong economy and vibrant democracy. This year’s conference will explore the current state of stewardship of America’s public colleges and universities, and share policies and advocacy strategies for ensuring that these institutions remain accessible, accountable and true to their historic missions. Read More >>
2015 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for New Senior International Officers February 11, 2015 - February 13, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce the Institute for New Senior International Officers. Designed for SIOs working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants the opportunity to be introduced to the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader in internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university. Read More >>


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