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
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. 

2017 AASCU Annual Meeting October 21, 2017 - October 25, 2017
San Diego, California

Institutional Leaders, Mission Champions: Advocating for Our Vision and Values

We live in disruptive times. Essential to individual success in today's society requires our students to possess foundational skills, creative competencies, adaptability, and civic awareness. America’s state colleges and universities play a crucial role in educating those who will serve their communities and our country and influence America’s place in a global society. 

As university programs evolve to fulfill the needs of an increasingly diverse America, it is imperative that we communicate and demonstrate what a critical role we play in the economic, social, and cultural fabric of society. Questions arise every day as to the value of the institutions we serve—in essence: Is college worth the investment? 

The answer is yes, of course. But it is our responsibility, as leaders and champions of state colleges and universities, to persuade our stakeholders about the enduring value of our mission. It is also vital that we create a compelling argument in support of a sustainable future for our institutions.

2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference December 06, 2017 - December 08, 2017
San Diego, California

“Advancing the Public Higher Education Agenda in a New Era.”

2018 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting February 08, 2018 - February 10, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

"Public Universities in Challenging Times"
These are tumultuous times. Screaming headlines, breaking news alerts and social media feeds chronicle a dizzying array of issues confronting our country. We often find ourselves in a media frenzy, fixated on the latest pronouncement or the most recent news item. In the cacophony that surrounds us, it is easy to lose sight of core questions and central issues in the academy. Read More >>
2018 GRC Funding Competitiveness Conference February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.

This exclusive event in the nation’s capital provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators, and faculty to connect with funders, area experts, and colleagues from across the country.  Read More >> 2018 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for Senior International Officers February 21, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce the 2018 Institute for Senior International Officers.
Designed for senior international officers (SIOs) working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants an introduction to and examination of the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader of internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university.  Read More >>
2018 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA June 06, 2018 - June 09, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orange County • Anaheim, California

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Anaheim, California for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students and community partners. Together we will ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Read More >>


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