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Chief Academic Officers


2022 Chief Academic Officers Conference

Saturday, February 5, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

We're back and in-person! Join us at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC for this year's conference. Can't wait to see you there!


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 most recent conference.


More Resources for Chief Academic Officers

Support for Catholic Mission and Identity

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

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Info about the Catholic Intellectual Tradition can assist anyone interested in the principles that underlie Catholic higher ed

Publications for CAOs

Find publications to enhance the classroom experience for faculty and students