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ACE Names 33 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows Program

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:01
ACE has selected 33 emerging college and university leaders for the 2016-17 Class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.

New ACE Paper Explores Challenges to HBCUs in Internationalization

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 03:02
The paper is the culmination of a three-year research project that was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, where seven HBCUs worked with ACE to develop campus-wide internationalization strategies.

Judy C. Miner, Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Elected ACE Board Chair

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:02
ACE's membership also elected Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University, as vice chair; and R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of The College of New Jersey, secretary.

ACE Releases Paper Examining Links Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Efficiency

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:02
Released today at ACE2017 by ACE, Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances was commissioned as part of the Council’s collaboration with Strada Education Network, formerly USA Funds, to examine higher education instruction and assess the connections between quality teaching and student success.

Brandman University and Agnes Scott College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:02
ACE announced today that Brandman University and Agnes Scott College are the recipients of the 2017 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation, awarded at ACE2017.

ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award Posthumously Bestowed to Earl H. Potter III

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 03:02
​The late Earl H. Potter III, former president of St. Cloud State University, was awarded today with the 2017 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2017, ACE's 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

ACE Alternative Credit Project to Increase Attainment Levels for Nontraditional Learners With Some College, No Degree

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 03:02
ACE launches groundbreaking effort to form a next-generation alternative credit system that will boost the ability of nontraditional learners to gain a college degree.

ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Election of Donald J. Trump

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 03:02
ACE congratulates Donald J. Trump on his election as the nation’s 45th president.

ACE to Honor Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García With 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 03:01
García, president of California State University, Fullerton, will be presented with the award during the closing plenary of ACE2017, ACE's 99th Annual Meeting, on March 14 in Washington, DC.

Judy Genshaft to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2017

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:01
ACE has announced that Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida System, will receive the 2017 Donna Shavlik Award. The award will be presented at ACE2017, ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Twenty-Five Institutions to Participate in ACE Alternative Credit Project

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:01
ACE announced today that 25 colleges and universities are joining an alternative credit consortium as part of an innovative initiative to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.

Report Recommends Ways for Higher Education Leaders to Harness Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Innovate With Integrity

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:01
The report finds that financial decision making is best guided through business model approaches that prioritize data transparency, providing stakeholders a look into the connections between expenses, revenues and education outcomes.

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia Elected ACE Board Chair

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:01
​ACE's membership also elected Judy C. Miner, chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, vice chair, and Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University, secretary.

Fayetteville State University and Newbury College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:01
The awards were presented at ACE2016 and were accepted by Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson and Newbury College President Joseph L. Chillo on behalf of their respective institutions.

Casteen Receives 2016 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 03:01
​John T. Casteen III, president emeritus of the University of Virginia, was presented today with the 2016 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE2016.

ACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial Climate

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:01
Campus racial climate has become a larger priority for college and university presidents and their institutions, finds a new national online survey by ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy.

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Receive ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:01
Harris will receive the award at ACE2016’s Opening Plenary, scheduled for 5-6 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, March 13. During the same session, he also will keynote the Robert H. Atwell Plenary.

Louis Soares to Oversee ACE’s Strategic Alliances, Advancement Initiatives

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:28
​Louis Soares, a nationally recognized expert in higher education policy and innovation, is assuming a new role at ACE overseeing organizational strategy and advancement initiatives.

ACE Names West Virginia Resident Tara Turley 2016 Student of the Year

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 03:01
​Tara Turley, a single mother and electrician who employed her skills to assist her flood-ravaged West Virginia community, is ACE’s 2016 Student of the Year.

ACE Releases Groundbreaking Report on Race, Class, and College Access

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 03:01
New report examines contemporary admissions practices at four-year colleges and universities across a wide range of selectivity in the context of recent legal challenges to race-conscious admissions.