AARC Conference Proposals Due May 1, 2014

March 03, 2014

The call for proposals is now available at

Proposal deadline is May 1, 2014.

2014 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference

November 25, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 AARC National Assessment and Research Conference will be in the beautiful and historic Quad Cities! The Quad Cities is rich in history, and diverse in culture and sure to have something to please almost everyone. Nestled on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River, our communities include Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline/East Moline & Rock Island, Illinois.

Conference Hotel:                Radisson on John Deere Commons (309.764.1000 or 888.967.9033)

                                                1415 River Drive

                                                Moline, IL 61265



Conference Hotel Room Rates:          Run of the House         $109/night       (single/double)     

                                                                   King Suite                       $124

                                                                   Business Class Suite  $140

                                                                  Deluxe Suite                    $199


Note. Please mention AARC (Promotional Code: AARCGP) to secure conference rate.


Conference Center:            iWireless Center (309.654.2001)

                                                1201 River Drive

                                                Moline, IL 61265


Travel:     The Radisson on John Deere Commons-Moline provides a complimentary airport shuttle to/from the Quad City International Airport (MLI). See Interstates 74, 80, 88, and 280 and Highways 61, 67, 84, and 92 make it easy to get to and around the Quad Cities.


Registration:  Registration is now available at

After completing the Registration Form to go to the AARC website at to make your payment.


Proposals:      A call for proposals will be on the AARC website at in the Spring! Proposal deadline will be May 1, 2014.


For more information about the Quad Cities, please visit the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau website at and watch Don't miss out on this great conference – we hope to see you there!!!


Questions?  Rebecca Newgent (Western Illinois University – Quad Cities)

2014 AARC Conference Chair or 309.762.1876

Student Networking Opportunities

May 23, 2013

AARC is a great place for students to network and develop their professional skills. Hear what students who attended the most recent conference in Orlando have to say about their experiences in AARC/AACE. (click here for video).

2012 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients Announced

May 23, 2013

The 2012 AARC Emerging Scholar Award recipients were announced at the National Assessment and Research Conference in Orlando, Florida. This year's recipients are Dr. Stephen Lenz from the University of Memphis and Dr. Christina Hamme Peterson from Rider University. If you are interested in becoming an AARC Emerging Scholar, please visit our Awards page for more information.