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Communities & Convening

Communities  Convening

We create opportunities for presidents, chancellors, and senior campus leaders of state colleges and universities to connect, engage and learn from their peers. By exchanging promising practices and insights and supporting one another our members strengthen the AASCU network and higher education.

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Fresno State's Susana Hernández networks on AASCU's Washington, DC patio.

Explore upcoming member engagement opportunities.

Share ideas and strengthen your network by serving on an AASCU Standing Committee.

Presidents and chancellors are invited to serve on one or more of our Standing Committees to help advance higher education issues at the national level and support AASCU and our collective work. Committees are led by a presidential chair and/or vice chair.

This committee provides strategic direction and insight into membership growth opportunities.

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Help member campuses internationalize their campus in order to prepare students who are globally engaged citizens.

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This committee helps AASCU provide professional development support to presidents. 

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Assists AASCU in shaping the direction of its student success activities.

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Responsible for exploring educational and operational practices to raise awareness and implementation choices.

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Advises AASCU on teacher education programs, projects, and federal and state public policy initiatives.

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Take advantage of networking and learning opportunities for presidential spouses and partners.

Benefit from shared experiences through AASCU’s Affinity Groups.

Presidents and chancellors of AASCU institutions receive specialized networking and support at the annual conference and throughout the year by participating in our Affinity Groups.

Meets at the annual conference and/or periodically by virtual means for tailored networking and support.

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The Asian American/Pacific Islander Affinity Group meets at the annual conference and/or by virtual means for tailored networking and guidance.

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Meetings occur annually at the annual conference or periodically for tailored networking and guidance.

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Meetings occur annually at the annual conference or periodically for tailored networking and guidance.

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Meetings occur annually at the annual conference or periodically for tailored networking and guidance.

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Meetings occur at the annual conference or virtually for tailored networking and guidance.

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Use your expertise to drive action by participating in an AASCU task force.

AASCU task forces bring together the best and brightest from around our network in service to a time-bound initiative.

Further the work of the Postsecondary Value Commission report to spotlight our members.

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Testimonials

“Loved the balance of speakers – from inside and outside of higher education bringing us a balanced perspective.”

2022 Annual Conference Attendee

“The Excellence and Innovation awards presented a great opportunity for us to celebrate and learn from one another.”

2022 Annual Conference Attendee

“The conference had the perfect balance of theoretical and practical learning sessions and engaging networking opportunities.”

2022 Annual Conference Attendee

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FAQ

AASCU is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all attendees at our gatherings. We follow all local rules and CDC guidance and closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies. Attendees at all AASCU events agree to adhere to the following health and safety protocols.

Before leaving home  

  • AASCU strongly encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated. The CDC Vaccines website provides definitions of “Fully Vaccinated” and “Up To Date”.
    Stay home if you feel unwell or have any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.  We recommend attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-19 safety practices in the days leading up to the event.
    We strongly encourage attendees to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test before traveling and before arriving to AASCU convenings.

Onsite during the event  

  • Masks are recommended and will be available at the registration desk.
  • If you are experiencing cold or COVID-19 symptoms please be respectful and wear a mask.
  • Self-administered COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be available at the registration desk. We encourage participants test themselves upon arrival before joining the conference.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • If you feel unwell, develop symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19 at any time during the convening, seek medical care and do not attend the meals or gatherings.
  • If you test positive during the conference, please notify AASCU staff by emailing meetings@aascu.org.

AASCU reserves the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of any current and ongoing public health emergencies.