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AU Forward Academics A webinar for parents and families
August 20, 2020
Hear from university leadership about how we're preparing faculty and students to succeed in an online environment, how we're integrating new and creative components to support learning, and how we're supporting internships and career development. This session will address undergraduate and graduate academics.
Title IX at AU An Overview of AU's New Policy & Processes
August 13, 2020
On May 6, 2020, the US Department of Education released their new guidance and regulations pertaining to Title IX on college campuses. American University quickly formed a Title IX Working Group to figure out how to best implement the new regulations by the given deadline of August 14, while still keeping students at the forefront of our policies. This webinar will provide an overview of the new Office of Equity and Title IX, what changes have been made to our processes and policies, what things will remain the same, and what services are available to students throughout the process.
Fall 2020 Graduate Student Informational Webinar
August 6, 2020
The purpose of this webinar is to answer graduate students’ questions on AU’s Fall 2020 operational status. The webinar will include the Office of Graduate Studies, Office of Financial Aid, Housing, International Student & Scholar Services, and the Graduate Units.
Fall 2020 Updates Parent and Family Webinar

August 5, 2020
As a follow up to President Burwell's announcement of July 30 regarding the update to our Fall 2020 plans. We invite you to submit questions auparent@american.edu.

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Panelists include:
Fanta Aw, Vice President, Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence
Karyn Cassella, Associate Director, Parent & Family Engagement
Jonnel Clothier, Director of AU Central, AU Central
Shirleyne McDonald, Associate Director, Financial Aid, Office of Enrollment
David Reitman, Medical Director, Student Health Center

Resources for Off-Campus Renters
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 This webinar will be presented to assist AU students and families in understanding their rights, responsibilities, and options related to off-campus leases. This webinar will focus primarily on leases for properties in the District of Columbia, but lease holders in Virginia and Maryland are welcome. The webinar will feature staff from AU’s Office of Campus Life and Office of General Counsel and a staff member from the D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate. This webinar is not intended to provide legal advice. In preparation for the webinar, attendees are encouraged to review the information listed on the Off-Campus Housing webpage.
Fall 2020 Updates Parent and Family Webinar

August 4, 2020
As a follow up to President Burwell's announcement of July 30 regarding the update to our Fall 2020 plans. We invite you to submit questions auparent@american.edu.

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Panelists include:
Fanta Aw, Vice President, Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence
Karyn Cassella, Associate Director, Parent & Family Engagement
Jonnel Clothier, Director of AU Central, AU Central
Shirleyne McDonald, Associate Director, Financial Aid, Office of Enrollment
David Reitman, Medical Director, Student Health Center

Student Virtual Question and Answer Webinar to Address Concerns for Fall
Tuesday, August 5, 2020
This webinar will provided students with information from the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, AU Central, Academic Affairs, Financial Aid and Student Health Center. It also included a Q&A with students.
Student Virtual Question and Answer Webinar to Address Concerns for Fall
Recorded Monday, August 4, 2020
This webinar will provide students with information from the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, AU Central, Academic Affairs, Financial Aid and Student Health Center. It will also allow for a Q&A with students.
First Year Student Move In
Recorded Monday, July 6, 2020
Join members of Housing and Residence Life to learn more about the move-in process for first year students and families.
A Conversation with Professor Angela Davis: Policing the Black Man
Recorded on Friday, June 19, 2020
Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU's Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on prosecutorial power and racism in the criminal justice system. Davis previously served as director of the DC Public Defender Service, where she began as a staff attorney representing indigent juveniles and adults. She also served as executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition and is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the DC Court of Appeals. Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press 2007). She is also the editor of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment (Penguin Random House, forthcoming 2017), co-editor of Criminal Law (Sage Publications 2015, with Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown), Trial Stories (Foundation Press 2007, with Professor Michael E. Tigar) and the 7th edition of Basic Criminal Procedure (Thomson West, forthcoming 2017, with Professors Stephen Saltzburg and Daniel Capra).
New Title IX Regulations: Bringing the AU Community Together to Discuss and Share
May 14, 2020
The Department of Education released new regulations related to Title IX last week, requiring that all universities implement these requirements by August 14, 2020. This panel will discuss the initial review of the guidelines and respond to student questions. The panel will share information on the university’s commitment to a robust program of prevention, education, and adjudication of cases, and will offer thoughts on how AU will engage meeting the required regulations while maintaining a commitment to community safety and support.
"I'm Graduating Now What?"
May 7, 2020
What happens after graduation? How do I reorganize my time now that I no longer have classes? I need a job, but it feels like no one is hiring and I don’t know where to start! Are there alumni who can help me? What happens to my student loans? Join Dr. Traci Callandrillo – Assistant Vice President Campus Life, Gihan Fernando – Executive Director Career Center, Rob Johnson – AU Alumni Association President, and Shirleyne McDonald – Associate Director Financial Aid as they address YOUR questions concerning financial aid, career planning, managing your health and wellbeing, and how you can engage with the alumni community after graduation.
"What's Next":
A Webinar for Families
April 17, 2020.
This session is for parents and families of newly admitted Eagles due to join us in Fall 2020. We've assembled a team of presenters to share information, answer questions, and walk through the "next steps" for incoming students and their families between now and the start of fall 2020
Navigating Spring 2020
& Beyond:
A Webinar for AU Students
April 9, 2020
A session focused on helping you navigate these final weeks online, finish strong and prepare for what’s next. Key administrators will share information and answer your questions on Pass/Fail, faculty communications, managing stress, balancing school and home life in the same space, and more.
Comfort Without a Hug
April 8, 2020
A group of thinkers from our diverse religious communities focus on a few different topics over three discussions about different ways of being in community and caring for each other during this challenging time.
Finding Community
in Disconnected Times
April 1, 2020
A group of thinkers from our diverse religious communities will focus on a few different topics over three discussions about different ways of being in community and caring for each other during this challenging time.
COVID-19 Response:
Webinar for Faculty
March 23, 2020
A chance for AU Faculty to check in with university and academic affairs leadership regarding issues arising from AU’s response to COVID-19, to ask questions, and to share ideas for supports needed moving forward.
COVID 19 Webinar:
for Staff Managers
March 18, 2020
A webinar for AU staff managers to hear from AU leadership about relevant updates and information related to AU’s response to COVID-19.
COVID 19 Webinar:
for Parents and Families
March 17, 2020
During this one-hour session, senior university staff shared more information about the factors influencing our decisions.