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Looking to Identity to Raise Funds
In the face of uncertain revenue and rising costs, colleges and universities look to their advancement offices to help maintain their financial stability. Yet fundraising is rarely easy, and for Catholic institutions, affiliation with the Church may bring additional challenges.


Parting Words
Retiring ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle offers ten lessons from his life in Catholic higher education.


Securing the Future: Presidents as Stewards
Today’s Catholic college and university presidents take their role as stewards seriously. A recent study examines how they are laying the groundwork for a strong future.


Servant-Leadership and Catholic Social Teaching: Intersections and a Response
Cultivating a servant-leader happens through experience and reflection on that experience. Looking beyond service-learning projects, what can a university do to provide meaningful opportunities for experience, reflection, and role-modeling?


Annual Meeting Seeks to Instill Hope for the Future
Under the theme “Mission, Myth, Money: Securing Catholic Higher Education for the Future,” the 2019 ACCU Annual Meeting brought forth ideas to advance the sector’s unique mission, break the myths that call the value of higher education into question, and secure funds in a changing educational and religious landscape.


Exploring Religion and American Higher Education
Over the course of U.S. history, religion has garnered varying degrees of attention in college classrooms, reflecting shifting attitudes toward secularization. In this feature, the author examines the changing nature of higher education’s engagement with religion.



Conferences & Events; Campus Notes; Peace & Justice Initiatives; and Points of Interest


Upcoming Issue Deadlines

Note that the summer 2019 edition of Update will not be published. The newsletter is scheduled to return in fall 2019.

Please observe the following deadlines for article submission:

 Issue Date  Submission Deadline  Publication Date 
 Spring February 22, 2019 March 15
 Summer May 24 June 17
 Fall August 23 September 16
 Winter November 15 December 16


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