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

ACAO January Town Hall
January 18, 2022  12-1pm ET
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom: Teaching and Curriculum Considerations
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NEW Resource for CAOs and Faculty:
"Improving Critical Courses Using Digital Learning & Evidence-Based Pedagogy"
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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.
Click here to read the report.


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 

Adaptive Courseware Implementation Guide

Digital Fellows Program

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