Mission Statement: The Conference has been organized for the mutual support and development of the Deans of Arts & Sciences colleges or the equivalent in the institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Special attention will be paid to the Jesuit and Catholic identity of each of the schools.
The annual meeting of the Arts and Sciences Deans brings together roughly 60 deans and associate deans from around the country for 48 hours each fall on one of the 28 Jesuit campuses. Areas of recent focus have included (1) core curricula, (2) making the case for the liberal arts, (3) mission concerns in hiring, planning, and budgeting, (3) new initiatives in sustainability, internationalization and service learning, and (4) leveraging the AJCU network for Arts and Sciences students and faculty.
The conference maintains a fairly active listserv, which many members point to as a particular strength of the group. Members also point to the annual meeting as a valued opportunity to connect across institutions, share best practices and discuss areas of common concern.
Please click here to download the Conference By-Laws. The AJCU Arts & Sciences Deans' Conference was founded c. 1989.
Please note: The Fall 2018 conference, originally scheduled for September 27-29, 2018 at Loyola University New Orleans, has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for information on a new date and location.