New & Noteworthy

Advancing the ideals of liberal education and supporting deans in their work as academic leaders

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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Provosts Summit at NAFSA

ACAD is pleased to partner with NAFSA: Association of International Educators on their first annual Provosts Summit.  The Summit will take place at the NAFSA 2015 annual conference and expo, May 24-29 in Boston, MA.  The Summit will occur on May 27-28, 2015 and will engage academic leaders in deep conversation about critical teaching, learning, resource, and design issues facing colleges and universities today.  Click here to go to the NAFSA website for more information.

If you have any questions about the summit please contact the ACAD office at 202-884-7419 or via email at

ACAD 71st Annual Meeting

ACAD’s is 71st Annual Meeting held January 21-24, 2015 in Washington, DC was a huge success.  We had more than 250 ACAD members attend, a sold out Deans’ Institute (click here for the full Institute program) and a Keynote Luncheon with over 300 attendees.  Click here for the full ACAD meeting program.

A special thanks to our sponsors  Dean and Provost. (Keynote Luncheon) and  Pearson. (Deans’ Institute).  We appreciate their support and encourage everyone to visit their websites.

For more information about the annual meeting or other ACAD programming initiatives, please contact the ACAD office.

2013 ACAD/PBK Joint Conference

The American Conference of Academic Deans and the Phi Beta Kappa Society hosted our fifth biennial conference “Is There a Case for the Liberal Arts?”  October 17-19, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee.  With over 125 attendees, the conference was a great success and we’d like to extend a special thank you to our featured plenary speakers  Dr. Christopher Nelson, President, St. John’s College-Annapolis, Dr. David Anderson, President, St. Olaf College and Dr. Princilla Evans Morris, Executive Vice President and Provost, Fisk University.  Click here for a full conference program.

If you have any questions about the conference please contact the ACAD office at 202-884-7419 or via email at