academic affairs-related programming, led by the Division of Academic
Leadership and Change, supports member institutions in their mission to prepare
students to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Driven by an understanding
that today’s colleges and universities need to prepare students for work, life
and citizenship in local, national and global contexts, our programming focuses
on four key areas: civic engagement, international education, student
success and teacher education.
The cornerstone of
AASCU’s civic engagement work is the American Democracy Project. Founded in
2003, the goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce
college and university graduates who are committed to being informed, engaged
members of their communities.
AASCU’s Office of International Education
supports member institutions in their efforts to prepare students for work,
life and citizenship in an increasingly globalized world. Working with partners
from across the world, the Office of International Education focuses on
providing quality services to members in three key areas: professional
development, program development, and partnerships and outreach.
Success programs are dedicated to promoting student success through the use of
evidence-based solutions and interventions. By fostering a cooperative
community of learning, our programs bring together campus teams from across the
country to share knowledge about programs and practices that advance student
member institutions in their efforts to offer high quality teacher education
programs by working with partner organizations on a variety of policy-related
issues, recognizing exemplary teacher education programs, and serving as a
valuable resource for administrators and faculty members.