October 11-13 | Virtual
Since the organization was founded, ACHE has been working to make our institutions more accessible and affordable for students who fall outside the mold of traditional college and university student populations. As the Association has evolved, we’ve also challenged ourselves to open opportunities outside the span of traditional credentials that were often the only entry points to career success and professional growth. As we move into a new decade, the Association is well positioned to continue that tradition of supporting policies and programs that are informed by principles of inclusion and equity. Drew Faust, past president of Harvard University notes, “Higher education is the strongest, sturdiest ladder to increased socio-economic mobility.” Higher education, we know, is also key for building an informed electorate, strong families, and resilient communities.
This year’s conference theme, Liberty and Graduation for All: Redesigning Higher Education for Social Justice, invites members to share their experiences with improving access, affordability, and success within their institutions. Topics for proposals include but are not limited to:
This proposal-review committee will accept up to 40, 50-minute concurrent sessions and 5, 90-minute workshop sessions. Participants should leave sessions with practical strategies that can be modified and implemented in their own units. Proposals must include information regarding what participants will do during the session.
Proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: