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
2019 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 25, 2019 - July 27, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

"Responding to Challenges Through Innovation”

Challenges confront higher education in virtually every part of the enterprise:  funding, governance, teaching, technology, equity, outcomes, and purpose.  It’s obvious that many of these challenges will not go away any time soon; indeed, if anything, the number of challenges seems to be increasing.  In the academic part of the system, critical challenges include helping under-prepared students, designing intrusive and effective advising, creating pathways that students understand, tracking and responding to student progress, creating engaging learning environments, assessing and increasing learning outcomes, designing a coherent general education curriculum, developing more contemporary majors, designing effective, early career planning, and a host of other issues. The campuses that survive and thrive will be those that innovate.  

2019 New Presidents Academy July 29, 2019 - August 02, 2019
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 >>
2019 AASCU China International Conference and Education Expo October 13, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Beijing, China

Each year for the past 18 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. This year, the program includes participation in a major international conference and additional add-on benefits.

2019 Higher Education Government Relations Conference December 04, 2019 - December 06, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Making the Case for Higher Education Amid Scarcity and Division


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