Association of American Colleges and Universities

Creating a 21st-Century General Education: Responding to Seismic Shifts – Feb 14

Posted on January 8, 2019

February 14–16, 2019
San Francisco, California

General Education and Assessment Network Conference
Register by January 14, 2019 for best rates.

AAC&U’s 2019 Network for Academic Renewal conference, “Creating a 21st-Century General Education
Responding to Seismic Shifts,” invites colleagues from all areas of the higher education landscape to join us in sharing efforts to create intentional and integrated programs, to assess our current practices, and to generate evidence of high-quality learning within our educational experiences for all students.

Register Today:
Meeting Details:

Review the preliminary conference program online.

Conference Highlights

Keynote • Thursday, February 14, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Developing Lifelong Energy: The Lost Mission of General Education

Leslie Wong, President—San Francisco State University

Plenary • Friday, February 15, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Who’s Hiring Liberal Arts Graduates?
George Anders, Editor at Large—LinkedIn, and author of You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Closing Plenary • Saturday, February 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Learning Happens Everywhere: Strategies for Assessing Co-Curricular Experiences
Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Research and Policy—NASPA

Selected Sessions:

  • Turning GenEd Speak into Accessible and Transferable Institutional Learning Outcomes; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Using ePortfolios to Connect, Curate, and Create Meaningful Learning Experiences; Stanford University
  • Limiting Dissention and Bureaucracy, and Enhancing Learning: Big Picture Solutions; Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, and Johnson County Community College
  • Assessment Data and a Student Uprising: Planned (and Unplanned) Course Revision; Simmons University
  • Liberal Learning and the Realization of Our Humanity; Lawrence University
  • The First-Year Experience for First-Generation College Students and the Imperative of Community Service; California State University-East Bay
  • Approaching General Education Using an Equity Lens: Core Values and Practices of the Metro College Success Program; San Francisco State University
  • My Kingdom for a Course: Guided Pathways and Income Inequality; Wallace State Community College
  • From Competition to Collaboration: Lessons Learned in Building a Shared General Education Identity; Howard Community College
  • Connecting Faculty Development, Student Learning, and Practice: Building Habits through Intentional Program Design; American University

AAC&U also offers Pre-Conference Workshops. Separate registration and fee is required ($125 members; $195 non-members); seating will be limited, so register early.

AAC&U invites individuals and teams to register today to lend expertise and valuable perspectives to these critical conversations.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco. For more information, call (202) 387-3760 or write to

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