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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Submit a position announcement with ACAD


ACAD 72nd Annual Meeting

The 72nd ACAD Annual Meeting is now open for registration.  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 provides 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 program.

ACAD is hosting it’s fifth annual Deans Institute on Wednesday, January 20th.  Click here for the preliminary program.

ACAD is proud to announce that Pearson has signed on to be our exclusive Annual Meeting Sponsor!  Their generosity in support of ACAD and our program is deeply appreciated and we encourage everyone to visit them online.

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All registrations for the ACAD 72nd Annual Meeting–including the Deans Institute, ACAD Workshops, Keynote Luncheon and Members Breakfast Meeting–are run through AAC&U and one registration fee covers all general sessions–both ACAD and AAC&U.

Click here to register for the meeting, and find out about hotel accommodations.

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

2016 ACAD/PBK Conference


The American Conference of Academic Deans and the Phi Beta Kappa Society  are hosting our sixth joint conference June 23-25, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI.  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