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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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Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

ACAD is now accepting session and workshop proposals for it’s 72nd Annual Meeting.  The theme of the meeting is Making Equity and Quality Work and it will be held in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting, on January 20-23, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The ACAD conference will complement the AAC&U conference theme of “How Higher Education Can Lead—For Equity, Inclusive Excellence, and the Renewal of Democracy” by providing a track of sessions focused on the role of academic administrators as campus leaders implementing equity-minded practices and ensuring quality liberal education to all students in the communities they serve. In short, how do we as academic leaders make equity and quality work, and in turn further define the role of education in a democratic society?

Click here for the full Call for Proposals.

Proposals are due by midnight (eastern) on Tuesday, July 7 2015.  Electronic submission is preferred and can be sent to Laura Rzepka, Executive Director at If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting 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 to go to the Annual Meeting page where you can find past programs and additional information.

2016 ACAD/PBK Conference


The American Conference of Academic Deans and the Phi Beta Kappa Society  are in the planning stages for our sixth joint conference.  Mark your calendars for June 23-25, 2016.  More information will be coming as the planning progresses.

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