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AASCU intensifies their impact.

We equip our members to advance equitable outcomes, spark civic engagement, and build thriving regions—so diverse learners seeking prosperity can bring America’s promise home.

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Meet the 350 AASCU institutions serving more than 3 million students.

Our approach empowers these stewards of place to catalyze economic and social mobility.

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    Member Spotlight
    Heidi Anderson receives the gavel from Cynthia Teniente-Matson

    AASCU celebrates our women member presidents and chancellors.

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we recognize the women who lead our member institutions.

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    of AASCU’s member presidents /chancellors are women.


    of AASCU’s member provosts and CAOs are women.

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    2022 Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award: Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)

    Trauma-Informed Practices with Equity in Teacher Education: TIP-Equity at MSU Denver

    Trauma-Informed Practices

    The Office of Education Solutions in Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver)’s School of Education works to ensure that trauma-informed practices (TIP) become so fundamental to educator preparation and school systems that future educators will not remember a time without them.

    Capacity Building

    To achieve this goal, the Office of Education Solutions partnered with a local non-profit, Resilient Futures, to build the capacity of current and future teachers to recognize and respond to trauma in school environments with children, build healing and equitable classrooms, and address secondary trauma in themselves and their coworkers.


    The initiative integrates TIP with a lens of equity into the total School of Education curriculum for pre-service teachers. It also supports pre-service and in-service teachers and schools in implementing TIP through in-person and virtual professional development.