aacu-logoNAC&U will present the 7th annual Ernest L. Boyer Award, honor author William Sullivan, and participate in panel discussions at the upcoming AAC&U Annual Meeting from January 25-28, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco, CA. NAC&U’s chief academic officers and provosts will also hold their semi-annual meeting before the AAC&U Annual Meeting commences on Wednesday, January 25.

NAC&U will present the Ernest L. Boyer Award to Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and a leading authority on racial issues in America, at 10:45 a.m.  on Thursday, January 26. The Ernest L. Boyer Award pays tribute to Boyer’s legacy by honoring others who are making significant contributions to American higher education. Following the presentation of the 7th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award, Dr. Tatum will deliver the Boyer Lecture with a plenary titled: “Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” and Other Campus Conversations about Race. Read more.

BookCoverPIL220Later that day, NAC&U will honor William Sullivan, author of “The Power of Integrated Learning” at a reception from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Waterfront AB at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. All are welcome.

NAC&U will also present a session titled “The Power of Civic Engagement for Student Learning and Success,” also on Thursday, January 26, at 2:45 p.m. The panel will include:

  • Nancy Hensel, president, New American Colleges & Universities
  • Marisol Morales, director of Civic and Community Engagement, and Felipe Avendano-Vela, student—both of University of La Verne
  • Donald Unger, assistant professor, and Erica Schomer, student—both of St. Edward’s University
  • Patricia Tooker, dean of Integrated Learning, and Evelin Cabellaro Omana, student—both of Wagner College

NAC&U and/or its members will also participate in the following sessions at the AAC&U Annual Meeting:

Thursday, January 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Lawrence T. Potter, Jr., dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of La Verne, will co-present “Drinking from the Firehose”: Two African-American Deans Reflect on Their Leadership at Private Colleges/Universities in the Midwest and Southern California.

Friday, January 27, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. 

Nancy Hensel, president of NAC&U, will join a panel on “Envisioning the Faculty in the 21st Century.”

Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, will join a panel on “A Crucible Moment’s National Call to Action: Did We Act? Where? How?  What’s Our Next Move?”

Saturday, January 28, 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.

There will be a breakfast roundtable discussion entitled “Collaboration and Data Required: Building and Strengthening Inclusive Education, Equity-Minded Practices And Policies” with a panel that includes:

  • Curtis Wright, dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer, Wagner College
  • Ruta Shah-Gordon, vice president of Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs and Campus Life, Wagner College
  • Lily McNair, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Wagner College