Education

Shadow Libraries

An investigation of how university students in Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, and the US get the materials they need for their educations. The project looks at the mix of student copying, database licensing, commercial markets, and government regulation that together define the 'ecology of access' to textbooks and other materials.

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the new Open Syllabus Project (OSP), an effort to build the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for the development of new research, teaching, and administrative tools.

Eisenhower Memorial Legacy Organization

2016

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission recently launched an interactive website that shares the unique history and mission of The American Assembly, which was founded by Eisenhower during his time as president of Columbia University. The Assembly is honored to be featured as the first legacy organization of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Commission's memorial website.

Revitalizing the Legacy Cities of Upstate New York

2012

A call for stronger partnerships among municipal governments and local anchor institutions, for regional export plans and venture funds, and for fully utilizing the opportunities afforded by Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils in the service of New York's struggling upstate cities.

The Future of the First Sale Doctrine

A May 23 workshop on the future of the first sale doctrine in copyright law--the principle that underpins lending and rental models for copyrighted media such as books and DVDs. The workshop brought together 35 publishers, librarians, and researchers to discuss the current landscape and legal challenges to expanding access to digital books.

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

2014. Maureen Conway (ed.), Robert P. Giloth (ed.)

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

 

Revitalizing the Legacy Cities of Upstate New York

Legacy Cities of Upstate New York convening finds legacy cities will gain the most from regional approaches to economic development.

The Creative Campus: The Training, Sustaining, and Presenting of the Performing Arts in American Higher Education

2004. The American Assembly

The report of a 2004 Assembly on the role of the arts within colleges and universities. Participants concluded that higher education institutions play a critical role in supporting the arts in general and the performing arts in particular, for which they too often provide the only venues for learning, practicing and enjoying those arts.  The report calls for a range of research and stronger advocacy activities on behalf of the arts on campuses, and stronger integration of the arts into the life of campuses.

The Creative Campus: The Training, Sustaining, and Presenting of the Performing Arts in American Higher Education

A 2004 Assembly on the role of the arts within colleges and universities. Participants concluded that higher education institutions play a critical role in supporting the arts in general and the performing arts in particular.  They concluded further that this role is poorly understood and documented, and consequently vulnerable to pressure on higher-education funding.  The resulting report calls for a range of research and stronger advocacy activities on behalf of the arts on campuses, and stronger integration of the arts into the life of campuses.

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