Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question or need clarification? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the AEAC.

Established in June 2014, the America East Academic Consortium (AEAC) is a voluntary academic partnership of the nine universities that comprise the America East Conference. The AEAC seeks to leverage the distinctive academic strengths of America East universities to encourage and support inter-institutional academic and administrative collaboration.

The AEAC proudly identifies the following universities as its members:

  • University at Albany (Albany, New York)
  • Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York)
  • University of Hartford (West Hartford, Connecticut)
  • University of Maine (Orono, Maine)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Lowell, Massachusetts)
  • University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire)
  • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York)
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont)

The AEAC is an academic initiative supported by the America East Conference and representative of the Conference’s longstanding commitment to academic excellence.

No. The AEAC is committed to encouraging communication and collaborative action between all students, faculty, and staff who are enrolled or employed at an America East university and share an interest in inter-institutional discourse and programming. It is not the intent of the AEAC to support athletically-related academic initiatives.

The AEAC identifies the following as areas of emphasis: elevating the academic profile of the America East Conference; providing learning opportunities for America East students in the form of academic contests, research fellowships, exhibitions, and symposia; and offering opportunities for professional interaction and development of faculty and staff.

Please visit our programming page to learn more about current AEAC programs and activities. 

The America East Conference Board of Presidents and Council of Provosts oversee the work of the AEAC, with assistance from America East staff.

The Board of Presidents retains primary fiduciary and strategic responsibility for the AEAC. The Council of Provosts oversees the development, implementation and review of AEAC activities, makes programming recommendations to the Board, and reviews the AEAC budget. America East staff manages the day-to-day operations of the AEAC, prepares project proposals, presents recommendations to the Council of Provosts and Board of Presidents, and coordinates agreed-upon activities.

The AEAC is housed in the America East Conference office in Boston, Massachusetts.

Yes! We encourage you to connect with the AEAC on social media for programming updates and America East academic news.

As the AEAC works to develop a portfolio of distinctive, high-quality programs, students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to share ideas and input regarding the AEAC’s areas of emphasis.

If you are interested in learning more about the AEAC, please visit the Contact page for ways to get in touch.