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
- Former Taylor University professor sexually harassed women for decades, survivors allege July 20, 2018Taylor University last week cut ties with a professor accused of decades of sexual harassment. But outside the university, Dennis Hensley leveraged his status as a renowned Christian author and editor to seduce young, aspiring female writers, several victims and professional writing conference officials said. In interviews this week with Inside Higher Ed, both survivors […]
- Peril for Private Colleges: A Survey of Business Officers July 20, 2018CBOs of independent baccalaureate colleges display less confidence in financial stability and more willingness to consider merger or other dramatic changes. Public college financial officers are more upbeat. Ad Keyword: BizOfficers20180719Trending: Trending text: Perils for Small CollegesTrending order: 1College: Carnegie Mellon UniversityStevens Institute of TechnologyStockton University
- UVA professors object to a senior fellowship for high-ranking Trump surrogate July 20, 2018The University of Virginia’s Miller Center for the study of the U.S. presidency, public policy and political history likes to hire thinkers who have worked within presidential administrations, Republican and Democrat alike. Indeed, the current center roster includes faculty members and fellows who have served under each president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. But […]
- Illinois Chicago will acquire law school despite trends in legal education July 20, 2018The University of Illinois at Chicago is poised to acquire the nearby John Marshall Law School after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday that puts the transaction on track to close by next fall. University leaders supported the deal, which was first revealed when it was in the discussion phase […]
- British students paint over Kipling poem, citing author's views on race and imperialism July 20, 2018Students at the University of Manchester painted over a poem by Rudyard Kipling because of what they describe as the British author’s imperialistic and racist writings, replacing it with a poem by the African-American writer Maya Angelou. The Guardian and other British news sources reported that the students painted over the mural with Kipling’s poem […]
- New college targets Latino students with no high school diploma July 19, 2018A new private two-year college will open its doors on the west side of Chicago this fall with the goal of preparing Latino students with limited English and no high school diploma for middle-income positions. Founded by the Instituto del Progreso Latino, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Latino immigrants further their education, Instituto College […]
- College Board backtracks on plan to begin AP World History exam in the year 1450, saying it will now begin in 1200 July 19, 2018Responding to criticism of its earlier plan to begin the Advanced Placement World History exam around the year 1450, the College Board on Wednesday announced that it would begin the test with questions starting at about 1200. The board also committed to offering a second AP world history course focused on the ancient world, in […]
- Some presidents forge a path from liberal arts colleges to professionally focused institutions July 19, 2018In 2016, Christopher B. Howard took a relatively uncommon career leap, leaving the presidency at an old-guard liberal arts college -- the all-male Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia -- to lead the career-oriented Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh. He’s one of a noteworthy handful of presidents to have eschewed the well-worn career ladder in which […]
- UW Madison addresses acceptance and affordability concerns… over ice cream July 19, 2018The University of Wisconsin at Madison is the largest and best known of Wisconsin's 13 public universities, but over the past decade it has earned a reputation among some Wisconsinites for being expensive, liberal and hard to get into. The Wisconsin Alumni Association, equipped with a refurbished dairy van and gallons of ice cream, is […]
- China may overtake U.S. in research impact of scholars, analysis finds July 19, 2018China could overtake the United States on a key measure of research quality by the mid-2020s, with potentially major implications for worldwide academic collaboration, a new analysis suggests. The analysis of trends in the Scopus database of scholarly research indicates that China’s rapidly improving performance on overall citation impact might see it match the U.S. […]
- Former Taylor University professor sexually harassed women for decades, survivors allege July 20, 2018
- Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success July 19, 2018Unizin's Data Platform has a new dimension for analyzing student success: data on the reading and writing process. The consortium of 25 U.S. universities partnered with Turnitin to "give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work," according to a news announcement.
- Report: How to Scale America's Apprenticeships 20-Fold July 19, 2018A new report proposes the creation of a national network of "apprenticeship institutes" in every state. These centers would act as hubs for employers, workers, high schools, community colleges and unions.
- Gender Wage Gap Exists for Graduates of Nearly Every Top College in America July 18, 2018Brigham Young University graduates who are female earn 57 percent less than male graduates. For Princeton graduates, the difference is 37 percent. And at Stanford, it's 32 percent. In fact, according a study commissioned by Priceonomics, for America's top colleges, the average gender wage gap is 19 percent. While men after graduation earn an average […]
- Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex July 18, 2018The Online Learning Consortium has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by O.L.C.'s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership.
- Blackboard Updates CourseSites Online Learning Platform July 17, 2018At the BbWorld conference taking place this week in Orlando, Blackboard introduced a new version of CourseSites, a free platform for individual instructors to deliver e-learning.
- Google's Course Kit Mashes Google Docs and Drive with the LMS July 17, 2018Google is seeking beta testers for Course Kit, a free toolkit that uses Google Docs and Google Drive to create and collect assignments, give feedback to students and share course materials within the learning management system already being used.
- Autonomy of Traditional Accrediting Bodies 'Waning' July 17, 2018A new report developed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, its International Quality Group and NORC at the University of Chicago examines "emerging approaches" for judging quality in higher education.
- Today's College Students Shy Away from Face-to-Face Advising July 16, 2018While 44 percent of college students would like their coaching to be one-on-one in person, according to a recent survey, more collectively would prefer other modes, including e-mailing (18 percent), online via videoconference or texting (both at 11 percent), via personalized college app (10 percent) and by social media (6 percent). The survey was done […]
- Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 16, 2018) July 16, 2018Upcoming events include the Educause Learning Technology Leadership Institute, T.D.W.I. Anaheim Conference, Distance Teaching and Learning Conference and SANS Network Security 2018.
- Rice U Launches Data Analytics Boot Camp July 12, 2018Rice University has intoduced a new program geared toward working adults looking to bone up on their data science skills. The 24-week Data Analytics Boot Camp was developed in partnership with workforce acclerator Trilogy Education.
- Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success July 19, 2018