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ACAD members are current and former deans, provosts, academic vice
presidents, associate and assistant deans, and other academic leaders from
over 500 two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the
country.

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2017 Annual Meeting

Our 73rd Annual Meeting, Telling Our Story, Making Our Case: from Classrooms to Constituencies, will be held in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, January 25-28, 2017, in San Francisco. AAC&U’s meeting is focused around the theme of “Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence.” View the ACAD preliminary program.

One registration fee covers both ACAD and AAC&U general sessions. Other ACAD events require an additional fee. Connect to AAC&U for registration.

Deans Institute

ACAD is proud to host our sixth annual Deans Institute in conjunction with our Annual Meeting. The Institute will be held January 25, 2017, at the conference hotel. View the Institute preliminary program.

Registration for the Deans Institute is run through AAC&U as part of the Annual Meeting. Connect to AAC&U for registration.

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Resource Handbook

handbook coverThe American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) announces our 73rd Annual Meeting Telling Our Story, Making Our Case: from Classrooms to Constituencies. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, January 25-28, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, which is focused around the theme of “Building Public Trust in the Promise of Liberal Education and Inclusive Excellence.”

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The new ACAD Career Center will help current, and future, academic administrators find their ideal job. Find or post a job.

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