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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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ACAD 71st Annual Meeting

ACAD is excited to host our 71st Annual Meeting January 21-24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  The theme of the meeting is Liberal Education, Global Flourishing and the Equity Imperative: The Deans’ Perspective, and it will be held in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Centennial Annual Meeting.  Click here for the full ACAD meeting program.

The ACAD Keynote Luncheon features Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and is sponsored this year by Dean and Provost.  DAP

ACAD is once again hosting our 4th annual Deans’ Institute and this year it is sponsored by Pearson.Pearson Sponsorship_White_Blue_HiRes

Click here for the full Institute program.

Registration for the meeting is run through AAC&U and the registration fee includes all ACAD and AAC&U general sessions.  There are ticketed events (Deans Institute, Keynote Luncheon, Members Breakfast, etc.) that are available for an additional fee.   Click here for the AAC&U webpage that includes information about registration fees, hotel and the program.

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