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Resource Handbook

handbook cover New! The third edition of the handbook written for and by academic deans. Since the publication of the second edition, higher education has changed significantly and as a result, so has the role of the dean. This new edition addresses the work of a dean, from building a relationship with the president to deciding when to leave an institution. Many of the changes to the Handbook are based on input and surveys from ACAD members about what issues are most important to them.


Job Center

ACAD provides a job listing service for members and the public. We invite anyone to view the current listings. ACAD accepts job listings from members, non-members and search firms. Get rate information or submit a job online. Or for more information, contact the ACAD offices at or telephone 202-884-7419.

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Call for Proposals—2017 Annual Meeting

The American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) invites session and workshop proposals for its 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.”

Proposals are due by midnight (Eastern) on Friday, July 8 and should be sent electronically to Laura Rzepka, Executive Director at

Click here for the full CFP.

2016 ACAD/PBK Conference

Registration Open

ACAD and The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) are happy to collaborate on our sixth joint conference on the liberal arts and liberal arts education–Catching the Wave: Energy and Renewal in Liberal Arts Education. We are very pleased to announce that our conference plenary speakers are Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Georgia Nugent, President Emerita of Kenyon College.  Click here  to view the final program.

Registration for the conference opens March 1, 2016.  Visit the ACAD Meetings page to register or click here if you’d like to download a paper form for registration.

The conference is being held at the InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee located at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI.  The conference rate of $175 per night, plus tax and fees, will be honored until June 2.  Please make your reservations early.  You can make hotel reservations online or by calling (414) 935-5943.  Be sure to mention “ACAD/PBK Conference” when calling to receive the room block rate.

Questions about the conference? Contact the ACAD office at 202-884-7419 or via email at