Sharpening Our Vision

creating the future

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Learn More About the Future of Higher Education

Much is being written about the dramatic changes that higher education is facing.  As part of our Sharpening Our Vision project, the task force is collecting resources that can provide insights into how our mission - and faculty roles - may be changing.  Below, you can find resources about the four elements of our mission:  Expanding Knowledge and Idea Development, Enhancing Effective Learning, Informing & Influencing Policy and Practice, and Advancing Faculty Careers.

if you know of other resources the Task Force should consider, please post them here - or add your comments to documents we have already posted to help us understand your thoughts, issues, and concerns.

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Sharpening Our Vision at the AAA Annual Meeting

AAA 2013 Annual Meeting

What will higher education look like in 2023? How can we help invent a better future and embrace the brilliantly disguised opportunities that lie within each of these three areas below? Come to Anaheim and join the discussion!

future of higher education graphicPlenary sessions and their follow-up panel discussions will focus on:

  • The Future of Higher Education, Jeffrey Selingo—Monday, August 5
  • The Future of Academic Research, Gregg Gordon, Michael Jensen and Judy Luther—Tuesday, August 6
  • The Future of Teaching and Learning, Adrian Sannier, Brian J. Bushee and
    Michael C. Jensen—Wednesday, August 7

SoV Panel Session
3.01 Sharpening Our Vision: Exploration of the AAA's Possible Future Roles
Michael Diamond, University of Southern California
Monday, August 5, 2013, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hughlene Burton, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Steve Kaplan, Arizona State University–Tempe
Patricia Poli,Fairfield University
Julie Smith David, American Accounting Association
Stephen Moehrle, University Missouri–St. Louis

Background Info: General reports on the future of higher education

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Background Info: Expanding Knowledge and Idea Development

Background Info: Enhancing Effective Learning

Background Info: Informing & Influencing Policy and Practice

Background Info: Advancing Faculty Careers

Get a quick overview!

Higher education is undergoing radical change - and the implications are significant for our members.  During the past year, the Board and Council have been gathering information and developing initial recommendations as part of a project called Sharpening Our Vision.

Click the picture below to hear Karen Pincus' overview of the major disruptive changes we're facing:

Sharpening our Vision


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Members of the Task Force

  • Julie Smith David
  • Tracey Sutherland
  • D. Scott Showalter
  • David E Stout
  • Susan K Wolcott
  • Barbara Brady
  • Elaine G. Mauldin
  • Susan V Crosson
  • Anne L Christensen
  • Barbara A Thomas
  • Brian R Greenstein
  • Donald E Wygal
  • Susan Boedeker Hughes
  • Bonnie K Klamm
  • Hughlene A Burton
  • Paul F Williams
  • Bambi A Hora
  • Charles R. Baker
  • Leslie G Eldenburg
  • Christine Ann Botosan
  • Ervin L Black
  • Nancy Uddin
  • Jim Young
  • Donald Lamar Ariail
  • Jagdish Pathak
  • Donald Larry Crumbley
  • Alan Reinstein
  • Michael A Diamond
  • Marlene A Plumlee
  • Graham Gal