August 16, 2017
For security reasons, financial reports are available by request from the OACAC treasurer or president.
March 25, 2017
General Membership Meeting
Monday, March 27, 2017 – 12:00p-1:30p
Polaris Hilton, Columbus OH
For internet security reasons, please contact the Executive Administrator if you wish to view the annual report and financial data.
September 18, 2016
Click the image below for the General Membership Meeting (9/22/2016) documents. If you have not renewed your OACAC membership prior to our meeting, please do so! We look forward to gathering together for an exciting event in Columbus!
April 8, 2016
Below you will find the 2015-2016 Annual Report. This report contains the meeting agenda for the General Membership Meeting on April 11, 2016 and other year-in-review information for the OACAC membership.
March 11, 2016
- New presidents or provosts: Bennett Cleveland State Embry-Riddle Labouré Lord Fairfax Oneonta Queen's Quinnipiac St. Augustine Saint Michael's Scranton March 23, 2018Kimberly Blosser, vice president of academic and student affairs at Lord Fairfax Community College, in Virginia, has been promoted to president there. Dorothy Browne, founding dean and professor of public health at Jackson State University's School of Public Health Initiative, in Mississippi, has been appointed provost/vice president for academic affairs and student affairs at Bennett […]
- Midwestern State's handling of sexual assault cases under fire March 23, 2018Students at Midwestern State University in Texas are fuming over administrators’ response to campus sexual misconduct and a joke about sexual assault made by the dean of students. At a forum on campus safety this week, Matthew Park, the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, welcomed the crowd of students and […]
- President Trump holds forth on community colleges, campus politics March 23, 2018President Trump loves vocational training. Community colleges? Not so much. Trump on Thursday appeared at the "Generation Next" White House forum alongside Charlie Kirk, a conservative campus activist who heads Turning Point USA. In between talking up tax cuts and his administration's work rolling back federal regulations, the president weighed in on the value of […]
- Late snowstorm strains schedules and budgets, but college leaders say planning can relieve the pressure March 23, 2018As the fourth snowstorm in three weeks worked its way up the East Coast Wednesday, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth planned to close its campus at 6 p.m. Yet administrators considered themselves lucky because of the timing of the storms. “They've been on weekends and spring break,” said John Hoey, vice chancellor for public affairs. “It's […]
- SUNY Binghamton engineering professor offends by asking about "white" engineering society in response to email from black students' group March 23, 2018The professor involved says he was just joking. But many think his all-department email asking about a “National Society for White Engineers” in response to an event notice from a black engineering students' group wasn’t funny. Last week, the National Society of Black Engineers chapter at the State University of New York at Binghamton sent […]
- New data on bar passage show wide variation in law schools' rates March 23, 2018Nearly nine out of 10 law school graduates who sat for the bar exam within two years of graduating passed it, according to new data from the American Bar Association. But more than 10 percent of law schools had at least a quarter of their students fail the exam, and more than one in six schools […]
- The 2018 compromise spending bill for higher education, by the numbers March 23, 2018Congressional negotiators late Wednesday reached an agreement on a bill to fund the government through the rest of the 2018 fiscal year, which began in October. In general the bill increases spending for most programs important to higher education, in many cases significantly so. The table below shows rounded figures for the amounts appropriated by […]
- Omnibus spending package boosts student aid while restricting DeVos priorities March 22, 2018A massive spending bill agreed to by congressional negotiators Wednesday raises the maximum Pell Grant by $175, includes an additional $3 billion for the National Institutes of Health as well as increased funds for the National Science Foundation, and provides $152.8 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, which President Trump had sought to eliminate. It […]
- Study of faculty motivation for teaching says intrinsic motivation and believing that teaching is important are linked to best teaching practices March 22, 2018Whether it’s talking to colleagues, reading the latest research or visiting a teaching and learning center, professors have places to turn to learn about best pedagogical practices. Yet faculty members in general still aren’t known for their instructional acumen. Subject matter expertise? Yes. Teaching? Not so much. Of course, many professors do teach well, and […]
- Sewanee, in reversal, revokes Charlie Rose's honorary degree March 22, 2018In February, the board of the University of the South rejected a request by students to revoke an honorary degree awarded to Charlie Rose in 2016, before reports became public that he sexually harassed many women over a period of years. Other colleges and universities have revoked honors for Rose, just as many revoked honors […]
- New presidents or provosts: Bennett Cleveland State Embry-Riddle Labouré Lord Fairfax Oneonta Queen's Quinnipiac St. Augustine Saint Michael's Scranton March 23, 2018
- Universities Launch Joint Cyber Security Operations Center March 22, 2018Five universities have banded together to fight cyber security threats with OmniSOC, a cyber security operations center that will provide real-time intelligence sharing and threat analysis for its members. A joint initiative of Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, OmniSOC's goal is "to help higher education institutions reduce […]
- Report: IoT Security Spending to Hit $1.5 Billion This Year March 22, 2018Spending on security for the internet of things will reach $1.5 billion, up 28 percent over 2017's $1.2 billion, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner. Professional services will account for the bulk of the spending throughout the forecast, at $946 million this year and growing to $2.07 billion by the end […]
- AI Hive Mind Chooses Clean Water Over Education as Top World Priority March 21, 2018Universal access to clean water should be the world's highest priority, according to a recent pronouncement by a "swarm artificial intelligence" system that connected 70 people in real time via AI algorithms designed to turn them into a "hive mind." Participants in the swarm were attendees of the South by Southwest conference this month in […]
- Qualtrics Expands Experience Management Platform with New and Enhanced AI and Analytics Tools March 21, 2018At its annual user conference this month, Qualtrics revealed a slew of new features for its flagship Experience Management (XM) Platform, a data collection and analysis tool used in some 2,000 colleges and universities and 6,800 schools. All told, Qualtrics has about 1.2 million education users in 90 countries.
- NSF Grant to Cover Master Degrees in STEM Teaching and Bonuses March 21, 2018A six-year project at the University of Houston will develop, mentor and retain 30 STEM teacher-leaders in high-need school districts.
- UC Berkeley Rolls Out Tech for Accessible Course Content March 21, 2018Following a semester-long pilot of Blackboard's Ally solution for accessible course content, the University of California, Berkeley is expanding its use of the technology across campus. The rollout will begin this fall, and by the end of next year, the system will provide accessible course materials to more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, according […]
- Report: Wearables to Ship 133 Million Units This Year March 21, 2018Wearable devices will see 15.9 percent growth this year on their way to selling 132.9 million units, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp. Throughout the forecast, the market will see a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent, reaching 219.4 million shipments in 2022.
- Report: AR and VR Headset Sales to Return to Strong Growth Following Lackluster 2017 March 20, 2018Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see a compound annual growth rate of 52.5 percent through 2022 despite a lackluster year in 2017, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp. In 2017 the market saw a decline, largely because of reduced shipments of screenless V.R. viewers, which in turn was a result of […]
- John Jay College Researchers Developing Open Source Database of School Shootings March 20, 2018A new open source database at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, developed in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas and Michigan State University, will track shootings at K–12 schools and analyze the factors involved in such attacks. The project is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice's Comprehensive School […]
- Recipients of 2018 McGraw Prize in Education Revealed March 19, 2018Next month's ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego is the venue where three people will be recognized for their innovative contributions to education. They include an individual who has brought coding to girls, another who has dived into the science of learning and a third who has used data to increase student achievement at his university.
- Universities Launch Joint Cyber Security Operations Center March 22, 2018