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 American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment National Meeting June 05, 2014 - June 07, 2014
Marriott Louisville Downtown • Louisville, Kentucky

“Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions”

Please join us in Louisville, Kentucky for the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) 12th annual national meeting and The Democracy Commitment’s (TDC) 4th annual national meeting at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

The meeting begins on Thursday, June 5 with a series of meetings and workshops, a day of service, our campus and friends showcase, a late afternoon opening plenary and a reception; it concludes with a closing reception at O’Sheas on Saturday evening, June 7. Read More >>
2014 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute June 07, 2014 - June 10, 2014
Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to prepare, enhance and advance the prospect for qualified candidates, who have progressed in their professional careers, to compete successfully, for positions of president or chancellor at universities or colleges, public or private. Read More >> 2014 Japan Studies Institute June 09, 2014 - June 22, 2014
San Diego State University

Join your colleagues from both two and four year institutions around the country for a two-week intensive Summer Institute focused on the study of modern Japan. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education. Read More >> 2014 Summer Council of Presidents July 12, 2014 - July 15, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The program for AASCU’s 2014 Summer Council of Presidents is designed to help presidents, chancellors, spouses and partners address the issues of authenticity, integrity, and the alignment of personal, professional and institutional values which are essential to their leadership. This is the essence of “true north.”  Looking at true north in the context of collaborative alignment—where the leadership team is consistent and focused on institutional mission and goals while working across boundaries and appreciating diverse perspectives—provides a path to individual and institutional success. Read More >> 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 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 >>


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