ACAO President

Gail F. Baker, Ph.D.

Dr. Gail F. Baker is vice president of Academic Affairs and provost of the University of San Diego. In this role, she is USD's chief academic officer and works closely with President James T. Harris III and the university's academic deans. Prior to joining USD...Read more here.   

Provost Town Halls

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Ask A Provost 
New Program for ACAO Members

The Ask a Provost program provides sitting chief academic officers (CAOs) who are members of ACAO with an opportunity for a confidential conversation with a retired CAO about day to day challenges or more complex planning issues inherent in the role. Given the complexity of the job, CAOs may benefit from a neutral third-party to serve as a sounding board. Ask a Provost was created by the ACAO Advisory Council and offers a confidential, safe space for open peer-to-peer exchange. This service is a FREE resource for ACAO members. Read more...

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News and Notes

NEW Resource for CAOs and Faculty:
"Improving Critical Courses Using Digital Learning & Evidence-Based Pedagogy"
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ACAO November Town Hall
Creating the Faculty of the Future
Recorded November 16, 2021
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ACAO recently conducted a survey
of its members asking if COVID-19
vaccinations would be required for
students, staff and faculty.
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Webinar Recording

RECORDED LIVE: May 11, 2021
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ACAO 2021 Board Elections Announced!
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New Poll!
When are you planning to attend face to face conferences?

ACAO Supports New Survey with 

Every Learner Everywhere Organization.
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Information on Digital Courseware Tool Developed for CAOs 

New Article on Campus Housing, Tuition and Discipline During COVID-19
"Should I Stay or Should I Go:
Student Housing, Remote Instruction, Campus Policies and COVID-19"

by Patricia E. Salkin

ACAO Resources in Today's Political Crisis
January 12, 2021

Adaptive Courseware Implementation Guide


ACAO is part of Every Learner Everywhere, a network of 12 partner organizations, to advance equity in higher education centers on the transformation of postsecondary teaching and learning.  Just released surveyStudent Speak 2020: Student Voices Informing Educational Strategy


Tyton Partners and Every Learner Everywhere announce the results of their extensive faculty surveyTime for Class Part 2: Planning for a Fall Like No Other

Time for Class Part 1: A National Survey of Faculty During COVID-19 Part 1"


Digital Fellows Program

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