Annual Meeting Information
Brilliantly Disguised Opportunities
The theme for the 2013 Annual Meeting is "Brilliantly Disguised Opportunities" — focusing on understanding the many challenges on higher education’s horizon and seeing them as opportunities in disguise. How will Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the growing global demand for education change our lives as teachers? How will disappearing print journals, open access models, and other advances in scholarly publishing change our lives as researchers? How will the increasing demand for accountability and related financial pressures on tuition levels, student loan debt, state tax support and philanthropy change our colleges and universities? How can we help invent a better future?
Plenary sessions at this year's meeting will focus on:
- The Future of Higher Education
- The Future of Academic Research
- The Future of Teaching and Learning
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? Come to Anaheim and join the discussion!
Changes on the Horizon and the AAA is Sharpening Our Vision
A lot is being written about the radical changes that are underway for higher education. Given the magnitude of change that is possible, the AAA Board and Council kicked off our "Sharpening Our Vision" project and spent the 2012-13 year exploring these trends and making initial recommendations for how the AAA should respond. To learn more:
Click on the graphic (or Here), and see a 10 minute video in which Karen Pincus introduces the major trends that we're facing.
Come to the Annual Meeting. The Plenary sessions will focus on the future of higher education, research, and teaching. There will also be a panel on Monday afternoon to share the recommendations from the Sharpening our Vision project.
Go to the sharpeningourvision.org web site to read more about these issues - and to provide your input into the project efforts.
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