AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges and universities of every type and size.
AAC&U organizes its work around five broad goals:
- A Guiding Vision for Liberal Education
- Inclusive Excellence
- Intentional and Integrative Learning
- Civic, Diversity, and Global Engagement
- Authentic Evidence
Through its many projects and publications, AAC&U builds national awareness of civic and democratic learning and supports campus capacity for these essential outcomes. This effort is part of AAC&U’s ongoing commitment to help all students achieve a high-quality liberal education.
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