Schedule of Upcoming Events 


ACAO is delighted to server as a member of the ELE network.  Please see the announcement below which is provided by Every Learner Every Where.


Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to announce that the USC Race and Equity Center is offering a series of professional learning experiences via Zoom for individuals and partner organizations engaged in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s SD&D ecosystem that focuses on centering racial equity in our work. Each live, synchronous 90-minute session will be highly interactive and focused on racial equity strategies, solutions, and practical problem-solving approaches. 

The attached flyer contains the titles, dates, times, and registration links for the SD&D 12-Part Racial Equity Learning Series. You must register for each session independently. Feel free to forward this email to ELE colleagues within your respective organizations. This is a fantastic opportunity for ELE partners to learn from leading equity experts in the field and further operationalize our commitment to racial equity in higher education! 

Please reach out to the backbone team if you have any questions. Registration for each session is in the attached pdf. 



Jessica Rowland Williams, Ph.D.

Director, Every Learner Everywhere
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
303.541.0302 |[email protected]


ACAO Town Hall Events


ACAO September Town Hall
Leading Institutional Change: The Academic Leader’s Toolkit 
Tuesday September 21, 2021
12pm – 1pm EDT

Laura Niesen de Abruna, York College
Peter Nwosu, Lehman College of The City University of New York
Scott Newman, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology 


Session Description:

Evolving business models, shifting learner demographics, technological advancements and countless other external and internal forces are requiring academic leaders to direct significant time and energies to leading major institutional change initiatives. During this session, seasoned chief academic officers will present case studies of major change efforts they were responsible for leading, as well as explore key lessons gained through those experiences regarding what did and did not work. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and/or share insights from their own experiences with and/or observations of change initiatives. The goal of this session is to help participants identify insights, strategies and tips that may be useful in the development their own toolkits for leading change.