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Ruth Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, and John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, will discuss how colleges and universities can confront legacies of injustice at ACE's upcoming annual meeting.
Congress recently began the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, originally passed in 1965. Follow this page for regular updates and analysis on the process, and to contact the House on its bill, the PROSPER Act.
We urge congressional leaders in both chambers: Come back to the table, do not allow extraneous issues to hold Dreamers hostage to a political face-off, and redouble your efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise.
ACE today announced an initiative to examine gaps and progress in educational attainment for historically underrepresented student populations.
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February 23, 2018
As some school districts threaten to suspend students who join protests for tougher gun laws, a number of colleges tell applicants that such suspensions won’t endanger their admission . . . An opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report says that new...
February 19, 2018
Registration is now open for the July 17 ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs in Alexandria, VA. Department chairs, division heads, program directors, and unit leaders will gather for this 2-day workshop that focuses on the chair as a unit...
Budget and Appropriations
February 12, 2018
The $4.4 trillion plan, which includes his long-awaited infrastructure plan and funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, cuts entitlement programs by $1.7 trillion, including federal student aid programs and research funding.
Senior administrators (typically at the Dean’s level or above) working towards obtaining a presidency position within the next two years can apply now for the Advancing to the Presidency Workshop.
February 07, 2018
ACE’s Institute for New Chief Academic Officers helps provosts within their first three years of service transition into the role and gain skills to achieve long-term success. Apply now for the 2018-19 cohort.
February 05, 2018
ACE and 18 other higher education associations today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging lawmakers to move swiftly to pass bipartisan legislation offering permanent protections to Dreamers.
January 31, 2018
The ACE-NASH Leadership Academy this month brought together leaders from a wide swath of institutions from Alaska to Maine to discuss improving student success.
President Trump advocated for legal status and a 12-year pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico and sweeping changes to current visa programs, including limits on family...
Higher Education Act
Both the House and Senate have begun work on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), the nation's main law governing postsecondary education. To help with advocacy on these efforts, ACE has launched a resource page that includes information...
January 22, 2018
In particular, we are gratified that the agreement to pass a temporary funding measure includes a commitment to bring the issue of the DACA policy and Dreamers to the floor.
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This 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.
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