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a2ru is a partnership of more than 40 research universities committed to connecting knowledge and empowering leadership to foster interdisciplinary collaboration. a2ru envisions a works in which universities—students, faculty, and leaders—acknowledge, embed, and integrate the arts in the pursuit of basic knowledge and everyday practice.

Connect with Leadership
Network with other administrators by serving on the executive committee, networking meetings, and regional conferences to define the future of arts-integrated higher education. a2ru provides networking opportunities for institutional leaders to share ideas and innovate strategies to provide the benefits of deep interdisciplinary education.
 
Highlight Your Institution
Get the word out about your institutes, centers, and research which keeps your institution on the cutting edge of research universities. a2ru provides a comprehensive, national platform for the vanguard of interdisciplinary work occurring on a local level
 
Support Faculty and Students
Give the best of your school's faculty and students opportunities and access to the latest research, teaching and practice in arts integration from across the country.
 
Identify Partnerships
Connect through a2ru network to those from higher education and other sectors with similar goals.

Connect with Peers
Join webinars, monthly conversations, and leadership workshops on the topics which most interest you.
 
Present your research, practice or pedagogy
at a2ru's annual meeting, regional meetings, Ground Works and webinars.
 
Develop Skills
Use toolkits and leadership workshops to deepen your interdisciplinary research, practice, and teaching.
 
Support Your Students
Give the best of your school's faculty and students opportunities and access to the latest research, teaching and practice in arts integration from across the country.

Broaden Your Network
Engage across a broad network of students across disciplines and institutions who are benefitting from interdisciplinary research and practice.
 
Develop Your Knowledge
Learn about the latest interdisciplinary research, practice, or pedagogy at a2ru leadership workshops, annual meetings, webinars, and student summits.
 
Deepen Your Practice
Join the Emerging Creatives who work in interdisciplinary teams to collaborate on arts research and to tackle grand challenges.
 
Define Your Future
Access network knowledge and tools to plan your interdisciplinary career.

Join

Connect with peers who share similar challenges, and broaden your network to share solutions.
Clarify and define what arts integration means at your institution.
Create a “Partner Profile” highlighting arts-integrated research, practice, and teaching on your campus.

Engage

Make sense of your strategy: Form a campus team to determine climate and next steps to help make the arts and design core to the academic experience.
Gather ideas: Network at the annual meeting.
Host a regional meeting: Get input on your plans and exchange with other campuses.

Amplify

Implement your arts-integrated strategic plan.
Become a national leader in arts integration in higher education:Prepare students to navigate the changing landscapes in technology, economics, politics, and the environment as they step into become leaders themselves.