Leaders from across Higher Education will converge on Washington DC this weekend for the American Council of Education’s 97th Annual Meeting. One of the premier higher education events brings together nearly 2,000 leaders from across the country to hear from thought leaders and discuss the most pressing issues of the day. This year’s theme of "Promises to Keep: Higher Education and the Public Trust” commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act, the Higher Education Act and the Voting Rights Act and will give attendees the opportunity to reflect on the promise of these initiatives, assess their current status and look ahead to new challenges and accomplishments.
Featured topics and speakers include:
- Leveraging Technology to Support First-Year Student Satisfaction and Success
- Speaker: Denise Swett, Vice President, Student Services, Foothill College (CA)
- State Financial Aid in the Twenty-First Century
- Speakers: David A. Longanecker, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; Tim Nesbitt, Chair, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission; Jane V. Wellman, Senior Advisor, College Access Foundation of California
- Income Inequality in Higher Education
- Speakers: Paul Krugman Distinguished Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study Center, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and Catharine Bond Hill, President and Professor of Economics, Vassar College (NY)
- College 2050 – Equity and Innovation in Higher Education
- Speakers: Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University Cathy N. Davidson, Distinguished Professor; Director of the Futures Initiative and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), The City University of New York Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Council of Fellows Professional Development Session: Steering Your Campus During Difficult Times
- Speakers: Livingston Alexander, President, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and University of Pittsburgh at Titusville Linda P. Brady, Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Alexander Gonzalez, President, California State University, Sacramento Jerrilee K. Mosier, Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College– Northeast (IN)
These speakers and topics will no doubt stimulate a lot of great discussion on what it will take to educate the next generation of students in our ever evolving world where technology and economic realities create new challenges and opportunities.The team at Akademos is excited to join this important discussion in our Nation’s capital. As textbook prices soar, colleges are searching for solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students and we would love to share our thoughts on this very important topic.
If you’ll be at the conference please stop by Booth #212 in the Exhibit Hall on March 15 and March 16. If you can’t make it and want to learn more about expanding affordable textbook options for students and our online bookstore services for colleges and universities, visit Akademos.com or register today for a personalized 1:1 consultation.