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The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Core Principles provides a roadmap to the tradition for faculty in all disciplines. Order copies for your faculty today.

Chief Academic Officers

The CAO plays a unique role in advancing Catholic identity among academic staff. ACCU offers a variety of resources to help individuals in this role:

  • Strengthening Catholic Identity – CAOs: This short brochure summarizes the role of the CAO in advancing the Catholic identity of a college or university.
  • CAOs may be interested in Catholic Identity Mission Assessment (CIMA), a new initiative that will help ACCU member institutions understand how Catholic higher education adds distinct value to the student experience.
  • Each year, ACCU offers a conference specially designed for chief academic officers. Stimulating speakers and roundtable discussions at this gathering help attendees address contemporary needs. See below for information on the current conference.


ACCU Chief Academic Officers Conference

This conference for chief academic officers, held most recently just before the start of the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting, explored the theme, "Challenges and Opportunities for Chief Academic Officers: Leading Change through Mission." Speakers addressed the current environment in Catholic higher education, as it affects the academic enterprise. Review the conference program.


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Support for Catholic Mission and Identity

Read about the programs and events that ACCU offers to support Catholic campus identity

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Information about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition can assist anyone interested in the tradition that underlies our colleges and universities

News for Chief Academic Officers

Read the latest edition of the ACCU newsletter for CAOs