Community College and Public Health
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,250 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, and universities of every type and size. AAC&U organizes its work around five broad goals: (1) A Guiding Vision for Liberal Education (2) Inclusive Excellence (3) Intentional and Integrative Learning (4) Civic, Diversity, and Global Engagement (5) Authentic Evidence. Through its publications, meetings, public advocacy, and programs, AAC&U provides a powerful voice for liberal education. AAC&U works to reinforce the commitment to liberal education at both the national and the local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. With a nearly one-hundred year history and national stature, AAC&U is an influential catalyst for educational improvement and reform.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.
A national survey of AAC&U and AACC members was conducted in 2009.
Riegelman, R. and Albertine, S. (2008) Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education. Association of American Colleges and Universities and Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Retrieved from: http://www.aacu.org/sites/default/files/files/PublicHealth/Recommendations_for_Undergraduate_Public_Health_Education.pdf