ACE News Content Feedhttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=NewsContentView all of the most recent news releases from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduThu, 23 Nov 2017 10:52:13 ZACE News Feeds 1.0http://www.acenet.edu/PublishingImages/264x93-ACE-Print-Logo.jpgACE News Content Feedhttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=NewsContentNewsContenthttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Registration-Now-Open-for-the-2018-Internationalization-Collaborative.aspxRegistration Now Open for the 2018 Internationalization CollaborativeRegistration is now open for the 2018 ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative, the annual forum for faculty and administrators to share ideas for furthering their international agendas.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Todays-Top-Higher-Education-News.aspxHEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education NewsIn today’s headlines, there is continuing coverage of the GOP tax bill and its potential impact on higher education: Grinnell College President Raynard Kington tells NPR a proposed tax on private college endowments would “take dollars away from students;” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the House bill’s negative impact on graduate students; and The Washington Post explores whether the tax bill reflects a rift between many Republicans and higher education. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reports that bipartisan negotiations to reach a legislative fix to protect Dreamers have stalled.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-ACE-Leadership-Program-Designed-Specifically-for-System-and-Campus-Leaders.aspxRegister Now for ACE Leadership Program Designed Specifically for System and Campus LeadersThe ACE and NASH Leadership Academy is designed to support system and campus leaders in the development of high performing teams that facilitate change, enhance campus and system performance, and scale best practices across multiple campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-January-Department-Chairs-Workshop-in-San-Diego.aspxRegister Now for January Department Chairs Workshop in San DiegoThe workshop will help prepare department chairs for their roles as academic leaders in their programs and institutional leaders contributing to the larger mission of their colleges or universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Final-Meeting-of-Internationalization-Lab-Cohort-14-Asks-Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here.aspxFinal Meeting of Internationalization Lab Cohort 14 Asks, “Where Do We Go From Here?”During the closing seminar for the 14th cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory program, participants wrapped up more than a year of collaboration during which they developed goals and strategic internationalization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Writes-House-Leaders-About-Tax-Bill-in-Advance-of-Floor-Vote.aspxACE Writes House Leaders About Tax Bill in Advance of Floor VoteACE President Ted Mitchell sent a letter today to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing “grave concerns” about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-CIGE-Expands-Support-for-Global-Partnerships.aspxACE’s CIGE Expands Support for Global PartnershipsA number of new initiatives at ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement aim to support all types of institutions seeking to create new international partnerships and strengthen existing ones.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Executive-Forum-Meets-to-Connect-the-Local-with-the-Global.aspxExecutive Forum Meets to Connect the Local with the GlobalPresidents, chief academic officers, and senior international officers gathered last week in Washington, DC, to address “Bridging the Local and the Global” at ACE’s 2017 Executive Forum for Leading Internationalization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Tax-Bill-Retains-Benefits-for-Students-Puts-Other-Higher-Education-Provisions-on-Chopping-Block.aspxSenate Tax Bill Retains Benefits for Students, Puts Other Higher Education Provisions on Chopping BlockThe Senate released its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) Nov. 9, the same day the House Committee on Ways and Means voted 24-16 along party lines to approve its tax bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Community-Launches-Tax-Bill-Contact-Congress-Initiative.aspxACE, Higher Education Community Launch Contact Congress Initiative for Tax BillAs the House and Senate work on tax reform legislation, campus leaders, students, faculty, and others can write lawmakers about specific provisions in the bills that would set back by decades the effort to make college more affordable for students and families.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Launch-Multi-Year-Initiative-to-Examine-Equity-Gaps-in-Higher-Education.aspxACE to Launch Multi-Year Initiative to Examine Equity Gaps in Higher EducationACE today announced an initiative to examine gaps and progress in educational attainment for historically underrepresented student populations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Tax-Bill-Increases-Cost-of-College-For-Students-Taxes-Private-College-Endowments.aspxHouse Tax Bill Increases Cost of College For Students, Taxes Private College EndowmentsAs the House Ways and Means Committee began to mark up their tax bill Monday, ACE and 45 other associations sent a letter to committee leaders expressing “grave concerns” with the legislation’s impact on students, families, and higher education as a whole.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-House-Tax-Reform-Proposal.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House Tax Reform ProposalHouse Republicans have unveiled a comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in a bill that could have devastating implications for higher education. ACE's president responds.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Initiative-to-Increase-U-S-Japan-Higher-Education-Relations-Through-Collaborative-Online-International-Learning.aspxACE Initiative to Increase U.S.-Japan Higher Education Relations Through Collaborative Online International LearningACE has announced the U.S.-Japan COIL Initiative, an effort to strengthen higher education relations between Japan and the United States through collaborative online international learning.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Tax-Reform-Bill-Expected-Thursday.aspxHouse Tax Reform Bill Expected ThursdayHouse Republicans have pushed back the release of their signature tax reform bill until tomorrow, as representatives continue to hash out how to pay for the proposed $5.5 trillion in tax cuts.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Teaching-Excellence-Through-Faculty-Development.aspxA Commitment to Teaching Excellence Through Faculty DevelopmentAs part of its collaboration with Strada Education Network, in 2017 ACE convened a group of teaching and learning center directors and scholars to identify methods for benchmarking quality, scalable faculty development that supports learner-centered teaching. More carefully documenting and assessing the work that centers do will be necessary to raise their profiles and increase resources allocated to these efforts. The result of this expert group’s work is a white paper and tool to drive awareness of assessment of the impact of faculty development—and to advocate for, and justify commitment of increased resources toward faculty development by institutional members.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Issues-White-Paper-Examining-Institutional-Commitment-to-Teaching-Excellence.aspxACE Issues White Paper Examining Institutional Commitment to Teaching ExcellenceInstitutional Commitment to Teaching Excellence: Assessing the Impacts and Outcomes of Faculty Development concludes that quality postsecondary instruction yields benefits that extend far beyond the classroom.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Washington-Embassy-Representatives-Identify-Shared-Challenges-in-Higher-Education.aspxWashington Embassy Representatives Identify Shared Challenges in Higher EducationEducation representatives from the embassies of Australia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the Delegation of the European Union attended a meeting at ACE Sept. 29 to learn more about the Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary Education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Passes-FY-2018-Budget-Clearing-the-Way-for-Tax-Reform.aspxSenate Passes FY 2018 Budget, Clearing the Way for Tax ReformThe Senate voted 51-49 late on Oct. 19 to pass a budget resolution for FY 2018 after an hours-long marathon session on the Senate floor.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-and-University-Presidents-Urge-Congress-to-Pass-Legislation-Protecting-Dreamers.aspxCollege and University Presidents Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting DreamersMore than 800 college and university presidents have signed their institutions on to a letter urging Congress to pass legislation as soon as possible to permanently protect Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-AACRAO-and-CHEA-Release-Statement-on-Transfer-of-Credit.aspxACE, AACRAO, and CHEA Release Statement on Transfer of CreditACE, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and Council for Higher Education Accreditation last week issued a joint statement​ on the transfer and award of college credit, intended to serve as a guide for institutions developing or reviewing policies in this area.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Community-Asks-Congress-to-Pass-Legislation-Protecting-Dreamers.aspxHigher Education Community Asks Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting DreamersHigher education associations representing a broad range of U.S. colleges and universities have formed the Protect Dreamers Higher Education Coalition to help urge Congress to pass legislation protecting undocumented young people brought to this country as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-National-Womens-Leadership-Forum-to-Provide-Tools-for-the-Next-Steps-for-Senior-Leaders.aspxACE National Women’s Leadership Forum to Provide Tools for the Next Steps for Senior LeadersThe ACE National Women's Leadership Forum is designed for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a presidency, vice presidency or major deanship. The last forum in 2017 will be held Dec. 6-8 in the Washington, DC, metro area.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Infographic-Highlights-Value-of-the-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxNew Infographic Highlights Value of the ACE Fellows ProgramA new infographic highlights the gender and racial composition of the ACE Fellows Program from its inception in 1965 until 2015. Specifically, the infographic underscores the strides made toward increasing the number of women and minority Fellows.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Oppose-House-Budget-Resolution.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Oppose House Budget ResolutionThe House of Representatives is scheduled to vote tomorrow on its FY 2018 budget resolution, which is central to Republican efforts to advance tax reform legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Apply-Now-for-ACEFidelity-Investments-Award-for-Institutional-Transformation.aspxApply Now for ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional TransformationIf your institution has successfully responded to challenges on your campus in innovative ways and created avenues for it to thrive, consider applying for the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation, which will go to two institutions that have implemented dramatic changes in a relatively brief period.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2018-is-Your-Ticket-to-a-Behind-the-Scenes-Look-at-Whats-Coming-Next-in-DC.aspxACE2018 Is Your Ticket to a Behind-the-Scenes Look at What's Coming Next in DCACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting, will offer valuable opportunities for campus leaders to learn what to expect from federal policymakers in the coming months on topics such as immigration, Title IX and budget and appropriations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Lawmakers-Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Congress-to-Extend-Perkins-Loan-Program.aspxLawmakers, Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Extend Perkins Loan ProgramOver 200 lawmakers and a group of higher education associations, including ACE, are urging Congress to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program, which is scheduled to expire Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-College-Basketball-Corruption-Case.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on College Basketball Corruption CaseStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the federal investigation into the college basketball corruption scheme.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Express-Serious-Concerns-About-Senate-Health-Care-Legislation.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Express Serious Concerns About Senate Health Care LegislationIn a lette to Senate leaders, ACE and 19 other higher education associations raised serious concerns about the health care legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act proposed by several Republican senators.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Nominations-Due-for-ACEs-Student-of-the-Year-Award.aspxNominations Due for ACE’s Student of the Year AwardNominations are due by Dec. 15 for ACE’s Student of the Year Award, which honors adult learners who show qualities such as perseverance, the capacity to overcome great odds and the ability to inspire others to set high lifelong learning goals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Nominations-Now-Open-for-Three-ACE-Leadership-Awards.aspxNominations Now Open for Three ACE Diversity Leadership AwardsNominations are now being accepted for three ACE awards honoring individuals or programs that work to diversify the ranks of higher education leadership. All three awards will be presented during ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Report-Updates-the-Status-of-Women-in-the-Higher-Education-Pipeline.aspxReport Updates the Status of Women in the Higher Education PipelineA nwq infobrief updates key statistics about women in higher education, examining issues like tenure, compensation and representation in high-ranking leadership positions, such as the presidency and membership on governing boards.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Comments-on-Regulatory-Reform-to-Department-of-Education.aspxACE Submits Comments on Regulatory Reform to Department of EducationThe department’s call for comments was part of the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts outlined in the executive order issued in February that required all federal agencies to begin identifying regulations to eliminate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Travel-Ban-Threatens-Colleges-Ability-to-Attract-International-Students-Scholars.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Say Trump Travel Ban Threatens Colleges’ Ability to Attract International Students, Scholars​ACE and 29 other higher education associations submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Report-Explores-Factors-Leading-Community-College-Students-to-Earn-a-Credential.aspxNew Report Explores Factors Leading Community College Students to Earn a CredentialA new ACE brief looks at the factors that lead recent high school graduates who began their postsecondary education in a community college to earn a credential. Register now for an Oct. 5 webinar on the findings.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-ACE2018.aspxRegister Now for ACE2018ACE2018 will help institutional leaders generate fresh perspectives for practical solutions, network with top leaders across all higher education sectors, and bring data-driven insights back to campus.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Call-on-Congress-to-Protect-Dreamers.aspxHigher Education Associations Call on Congress to Protect Dreamers​ACE and 78 other associations are among the groups calling on Congress to pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and raised as Americans but living under threat of deportation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Labor-HHS-Spending-Bill-for-FY-2018-Would-Increase-the-Maximum-Pell-Grant-Award.aspxSenate Labor-HHS Spending Bill for FY 2018 Would Increase the Maximum Pell Grant AwardThe Senate Appropriations Committee last week voted 29-2 to approve the FY 2018 spending bill for Labor-HHS-Education, which includes a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award and substantial new funding for the National Institutes of Health.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Issue-Brief-on-Trump-Administrations-DACA-Decision.aspxACE Releases Issue Brief on Trump Administration’s DACA DecisionIn the wake of the rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, ACE has prepared an issue brief detailing the key elements of the Trump administration’s “DACA Rescission Memorandum” and how it will impact students and campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Welcomes-the-Internationalization-Laboratorys-15th-Cohort-to-Washington.aspxACE Welcomes the Internationalization Laboratory’s 15th Cohort to Washington​​​The 11 institutions that make up the 15th cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory gathered in Washington, DC, last week to kick off the Lab process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Administration-Ends-DACA.aspxTrump Administration Ends DACAThe Trump administration has announced that it is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the policy that allows certain individuals who came to the United States as children to stay in the country and obtain temporary work permits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Ted-Mitchell-on-the-Trump-Administrations-Reported-Decision-to-End-DACA.aspxStatement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Trump Administration’s Reported Decision to End DACAACE responds to Trump administration's reported announcement to rescind the Obama-era program designed to protect so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAOB-September-October-2017.aspxCAO Briefing: September-October 2017CAO Briefing, ACE’s bi-monthly news roundup for chief academic officers, focuses on the changing role of CAOs. Read the news and event of interest to CAOs for September and October 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Ask-President-to-Preserve-DACA-Until-Longer-Term-Solution-Is-Found.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Ask President to Preserve DACA Until Longer Term Solution Is FoundACE and 36 other higher education associations are urging President Trump to preserve the five-year-old DACA program, which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to work and study here legally for two-year renewable terms.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Leadership-Program-Will-Help-Prepare-Administrators-for-the-Chief-Academic-Office.aspxLast Chance to Apply for ACE's Advancing to the Chief Academic Office Workshop​The application is now open for a new ACE Leadership program, Advancing to the Chief Academic Office, designed specifically for mid-career administrators who will be seeking a CAO position within the next two years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Comments-to-Education-Department-Task-Force-on-Agency-Reform.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Groups Submit Comments to Education Department Task Force on Agency ReformACE and 19 other higher education associations submitted comments on Friday to the Department of Education in response to a request from Joe Conaty, co-chair of the Agency Reform Task Force, for feedback from education stakeholders regarding Executive Order 13781. That order called for individuals to submit ideas on how to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of federal agencies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Data-Tool-Explores-How-Long-It-Will-Take-to-Diversify-the-Presidency.aspxNew ACE Data Tool Explores How Long It Will Take to Diversify the PresidencyOn the heels of the June release of ACE’s long-awaited American College President Study 2017, a new interactive data explorer will allow users to understand when higher education might reach gender and racial/ethnic parity in the presidency.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Status-of-Deferred-Action-on-Childhood-Arrivals-Program-Remains-Uncertain.aspxStatus of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program Remains UncertainThe fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program established in 2012 by President Obama remains uncertain amid sometimes conflicting reports of where the Trump administration stands on its future.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Organizations-Call-for-Safe-Release-of-Student-Imprisoned-in-Iran.aspxHigher Education Organizations Call for Safe Release of Student Imprisoned in IranACE and 32 other higher education organizations issued a statement last week in support of Princeton University (NJ) graduate student Xiyue Wang, who has been imprisoned in Iran while conducting academic research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-Higher-Education-Organizations-on-the-Imprisonment-of-Xiyue-Wang.aspxStatement by Higher Education Organizations on the Imprisonment of Xiyue WangACE and 31 other higher education organizations issued this statement on the imprisonment of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang in Iran.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAO-CBO-Workshop-Will-Focus-on-Strengthening-the-Partnership-to-Achieve-Institutional-Goals.aspxCAO-CBO Workshop Will Focus on Strengthening the Partnership to Achieve Institutional GoalsTo help better understand and support the important relationship between CAOs and CBOs, ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers will bring together CAOs and CBOs for a two-day workshop on how to build successful partnerships and meet current institutional challenges.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Higher-Education-Associations-Send-Letter-in-Support-of-the-Dream-Act.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Associations Send Letter in Support of the Dream ActACE and 32 other higher education associations are urging the Senate to approve the Dream Act of 2017, which would allow a select group of undocumented immigrants to earn lawful permanent residence and have access to a path toward citizenship.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-Budget-Resolution-Continues-Work-on-FY-2018-Spending-Bills.aspxHouse Approves Budget Resolution, Continues Work on FY 2018 Spending Bills​The House Budget Committee voted along party lines late Wednesday night to approve a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018 that would require more than $200 billion in cuts to mandatory programs and set the path for a major overhaul of the tax code.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-File-Brief-in-Bankruptcy-Tuition-Claw-Back-Case.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups File Brief in Bankruptcy Tuition “Claw Back” CaseACE filed an amicus brief in the first federal appeals court review of whether a bankruptcy trustee should be able to force an institution that has received payments from a parent for a child’s education to give that money back to the insolvent parent’s bankruptcy trustee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Ted-Mitchell-Named-President-of-the-American-Council-on-Education.aspxTed Mitchell Named President of ACEACE has announced that Ted Mitchell, a former college president and top federal policy maker, has been named the Council's 13th president, effective Sept. 1, 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Approves-Bill-to-Expand-GI-Bill-Benefits.aspxHouse Committee Approves Bill to Expand GI Bill BenefitsThe House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to approve a bipartisan bill to expand the Post-9/11 GI Bill, primarily by redefining eligibility and removing the 15-year cap for benefits that had forced veterans to “use it or lose it.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/First-of-Its-Kind-ACE-Report-Finds-MSI-Completion-Rates-Higher-Than-Federal-Data-Indicate.aspxFirst-of-Its-Kind ACE Report Finds MSI Completion Rates Higher Than Federal Data IndicateA paper released by ACE utilizes data from the National Student Clearinghouse to examine enrollment and outcomes at MSIs, painting a more complete picture of the contributions MSIs make to the communities they serve.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Webinar-to-Explore-Connections-Between-Instructional-Quality-Student-Outcomes-and-Institutional-Finances.aspxView ACE Webinar on Connections Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional FinancesA free June 15 ACE webinar that examined whether improvements in instructional quality can increase a postsecondary institution’s net revenue is now archived and available for viewing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAOB-July-August-2017.aspxCAO Briefing: July-August 2017CAO Briefing, ACE’s bi-monthly news roundup for chief academic officers, focuses on the changing role of CAOs. Read the news and event of interest to CAOs for July and August 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Lumina-Foundation-to-Establish-Alliance-for-Global-Innovation-in-Tertiary-Education.aspxACE, Lumina Foundation to Establish Alliance for Global Innovation in Tertiary EducationACE is collaborating with Lumina Foundation to create a global learning community for the exchange of innovative practices shown to increase postsecondary degree attainment.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-ACE-Webinar-on-the-Power-of-Apprenticeship-Programs.aspxStill Time to Register for July 13 ACE Webinar on the Power of Apprenticeship ProgramsA free July 13 ACE webinar will explore the potential of work-based earn-and-learn models that offer pathways to postsecondary credentials and careers with family-sustaining wages.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Allows-Limited-Trump-Travel-Ban-to-Go-Into-Effect-Foreign-Students-Appear-Safe-for-Now.aspxSupreme Court Allows Limited Trump Travel Ban to Go Into Effect; Administration Issues New GuidelinesThe Supreme Court has kept in place a significant portion of the injunctions that have prevented enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban, but will take up the two federal appeals court rulings this fall.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Upcoming-ACE-Leadership-Programs-Provide-Opportunities-for-CAOs-at-Every-Level.aspxUpcoming ACE Leadership Programs Provide Opportunities for CAOs at Every Level​Aspiring and seasoned chief academic officers (CAOs) have two opportunities to hone their leadership skills through upcoming ACE programs this fall.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Senate-to-Fix-Problems-With-Health-Bill.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Urge Senate to Fix Problems With Health Care BillIn a letter to Senate leaders, ACE and 18 other higher education associations raised serious concerns about the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Senate bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NIH-Director-Testifies-on-Budget-Request-for-FY-2018.aspxNIH Director Testifies on Budget Request for FY 2018National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins testified June 22 before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his agency’s FY 2018 budget, which the White House is proposing to cut by $7.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comprehensive-Demographic-Profile-of-American-College-Presidents-Shows-Slow-Progress-in-Diversifying-Leadership-Ranks.aspxComprehensive Demographic Profile of American College Presidents Shows Slow Progress in Diversifying Leadership Ranks, Concerns About FundingThe American College President Study 2017 is the eighth edition of the leading and most comprehensive study of presidents from all types of higher education institutions, public and private, two- and four-year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Institute-for-Leading-Internationalization-Participants-Broaden-the-Boundaries-of-Global-Learning.aspxInstitute for Leading Internationalization Participants Broaden the Boundaries of Global LearningA group of provosts, senior international officers, deans and other administrators with a critical role in advancing internationalization met in Washington last week for the ACE Institute for Leading Internationalization, where they discussed strategies for globalizing learning and the challenges they face.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Webinar-Exploring-ACE-Report-on-Key-Predictors-of-Upward-Transfer-Now-Available.aspxWebinar Exploring ACE Report on Key Predictors of Upward Transfer Now AvailableA May 18 webinar hosted by Hobsons and ACE that reviewed the findings and discussed strategies for taking action on key predictors of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school is now available for viewing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Trump-Administration-Decision-to-Continue-DACA-Program.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Trump Administration Decision to Continue DACA ProgramACE responds to the Trump administration's announcement to continue the Obama-era program designed to protect so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as young children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Interrelatedness-of-Quality-Outcomes-Finances-Webinar.aspxInterrelatedness of Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances WebinarACE commissioned a white paper as part of the Council’s collaboration with Strada Education Network to explore whether improvements in instructional quality can increase a postsecondary institution’s net revenue. This webinar will focus on insights from the white paper, Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances, and offer how faculty development at one university has had a demonstrable impact at an institutional level.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Signature-Mapping-Internationalization-on-U-S-Campuses-Report.aspxACE Releases Signature Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses ReportAccording to the latest edition of the report, internationalization is continuing to gain traction among U.S. colleges and universities, with nearly three-quarters of institutions reporting that it has accelerated on their campuses in recent years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Urges-Support-for-National-Institutes-of-Health-as-HHS-Secretary-Prepares-to-Defend-Administrations-FY-2018-Budget.aspxACE Urges Support for National Institutes of Health as HHS Secretary Defends Administration’s FY 2018 BudgetACE's letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price and Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, expresses strong opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed $7.2 billion spending cut for NIH in FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Department-of-Educations-Regulatory-Review-Announcement.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Department of Education's Regulatory Review AnnouncementSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced the department's intention to establish rulemaking committees on borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Ask-Congress-to-Continue-Support-for-Student-Aid-Research.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Continue Support for Student Aid, ResearchACE and 34 other higher education associations wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s “historic commitment” to financial aid and research in FY 2018.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Visiting-Scholar-Investigates-U-S-Higher-Education-Partnerships-with-India.aspxVisiting Scholar Explores U.S. Higher Education Partnerships with IndiaACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement's and visting scholar Kaoushikk Mukherjee are exploring the dynamics of institutional collaboration in a particularly unique and exciting context: India.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Budget-Slashes-Higher-Education-Along-With-Other-Domestic-Programs.aspxTrump Budget Slashes Higher Education Along With Other Domestic ProgramsThe president's $4.1 trillion budget proposal for FY 2018 makes deep cuts to higher education, which ACE President Molly Corbett Broad said in a statement would have a crushing impact on low-income and working-class Americans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Trumps-Fiscal-Year-2018-Budget.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 BudgetPresident Trump's budget for FY 2018 envisions drastic cuts to federal student aid and research funding of a magnitude not seen in nearly four decades.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/To-Enhance-UK-US-Collaboration-Clarify-Capitalize-and-Think-Broadly-Says-ACE-Report.aspxTo Enhance U.K.-U.S. Collaboration, Clarify, Capitalize and Think Broadly, Says ACE ReportColleges and universities in the United Kingdom and the United States face a parallel set of challenges regarding internationalization and globalizing student learning. A new report released by ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement provides a comprehensive assessment of this collaboration and explores areas for further opportunity.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Report-Identifies-Key-Predictors-of-Upward-Transfer-for-Community-College-Students.aspxRegister Now for May 18 Webinar Exploring ACE Report on Key Predictors of Upward TransferNew research from ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, with support from Hobsons, illuminates the policies and practices that can ensure students have the best opportunities to achieve their educational goals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Shared-Leadership-Key-to-Confronting-Modern-Higher-Education-Challenges-Paper-Finds.aspxShared Leadership Key to Confronting Modern Higher Education Challenges, Paper FindsShared leadership is a key factor for organizations that are best able to learn, innovate, perform and adapt to the types of external challenges confronting campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Offering-Free-QA-Webinar-for-Institute-for-Leading-Internationalization.aspxDeadline for Institute for Leading Internationalization May 15With just a few spots left to fill, ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement will accept applications for the Institute for Leading Internationalization until May 15. Designed for campus administrators with a critical role in advancing internationalization, the Institute will take place June 11-13 in Bethesda, MD.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Associations-Express-Concern-Over-Public-Service-Loan-Forgiveness-Program.aspxACE, Other Associations Express Concern Over Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program​ACE and 36 other higher education groups sent a letter last week to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, expressing concern with recent reports regarding the Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/With-Support-from-Campus-Leaders-COIL-Programs-Expand-Access-to-Global-Learning-At-Home.aspxWith Support from Campus Leaders, COIL Programs Expand Access to Global Learning At Home​Teams from a variety of U.S. and Japanese higher education institutions gathered April 27-28 in Washington, DC, for ACE’s first-ever ACE COIL Leadership Academy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAOB-May-June-2017.aspxCAO Briefing: May-June 2017CAO Briefing, ACE’s bi-monthly news roundup for chief academic officers, focuses on the changing role of CAOs. Read the news and event of interest to CAOs for May and June 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Fiscal-Year-2017-Budget-Agreement.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Fiscal Year 2017 Budget AgreementThe budget agreement released today demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for the students and families our colleges and universities serve, and for the advancement of medical and scientific research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Budget-Deal-Restores-Year-Round-Pell-Grants-Boosts-NIH-Funding-by-2-Billion.aspxBudget Deal Restores Year-Round Pell Grants, Boosts NIH Funding by $2 Billion​Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-Center-for-Education-Attainment-and-Innovation-Webinars-Provide-Information-for-Wide-Range-of-Higher-Education-Profes.aspxACE Attainment and Innovation Webinars Provide Information for Wide Range of Higher Education ProfessionalsUpcoming and archived webinars by ACE’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation offer looks inside a wide range of higher education topics.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-2016-American-College-Application-Campaign-Reaches-Record-Number-of-Students.aspxACE’s 2016 American College Application Campaign Reaches Record Number of StudentsEstimates show that the American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) last fall reached more than 5,700 high schools nationwide, resulting in more than 773,000 applications submitted by about 460,000 seniors.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/U-S-Mexico-Report-Catalogues-Academic-Ties-Provides-Roadmap-for-Future.aspxU.S.-Mexico Report Catalogues Academic Ties, Provides Roadmap for FutureA report released by ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Engagement: Current Activities, Future Directions, provides a comprehensive assessment of academic ties between the two countries.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Associations-Express-Concern-Over-Suspension-of-Federal-Data-Retrieval-Tool.aspxACE, Other Associations Express Concern Over Suspension of Federal Data Retrieval Tool​ACE and 25 other higher education associations expressed “grave concern” in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the suspension of the IRS data tool that makes the student financial aid application process quicker and more accurate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Spotlight-Basic-Facts-on-Higher-Education-and-How-Students-Finance-Their-Education.aspxHigher Ed Spotlight: Basic Facts About Higher Education and How Students Finance Their EducationACE’S Center for Policy and Research Strategy has released updated versions of two 2015 infographics using the most recent publicly available data as part of its ongoing Higher Ed Spotlight series.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Coalition-Urges-Congress-to-Protect-Strengthen-Federal-Investment-in-Student-Aid.aspxHigher Education Coalition Urges Congress to Protect, Strengthen Federal Investment in Student Aid​ACE is among the 576 organizations and higher education institutions sending a letter to Congress urging members to protect the federal student loan program and strengthen Pell Grants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Request-Congress-Finalize-Funding-for-FY-2017.aspxAssociations Request Congress Finalize Funding for FY 2017Thirty-five groups, including ACE, wrote to congressional leaders encouraging them to finalize work on the FY 2017 appropriations process “in the most expedient and least disruptive way” and opposing the cuts to student aid and research proposed by the Trump administration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-46-Emerging-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 46 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows ProgramACE has selected 46 emerging college and university leaders for the 2017-18 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Mark-Your-Calendars-for-2017-ACE-Leadership-Programming.aspxMark Your Calendars for 2017 ACE Leadership ProgrammingACE Leadership serves individuals and institutions that are eager to seize opportunity and embrace the complex challenges confronting higher education today. The 2017 slate of programs and events is now available.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Groups-Call-on-FCC-to-Uphold-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxACE, Other Groups Call on FCC to Uphold Net Neutrality Rules​ACE and a number of other organizations sent a letter March 29 to Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai outlining a set of net neutrality principles they recommend should form the basis of any review of the FCC’s Open Internet Order.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-Bill-to-Promote-Equal-Access-to-Education-for-Students-with-Disabilities.aspxACE Supports Bill to Promote Equal Access to Education for Students with DisabilitiesACE sent a letter today to Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) in support of their bill to establish an independent commission to develop voluntary accessibility guidelines for postsecondary electronic instructional materials.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Send-Letter-on-Dreamers-to-President-Trump.aspxHigher Education Leaders Send Letter About Dreamers to President Trump​More than 560 college and university presidents sent a letter March 16 to President Trump in support of the “Dreamers,” a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Budget-Proposes-Deep-Cuts-for-Student-Aid-Research-Funding.aspxTrump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts for Student Aid, Research FundingWhile the "skinny budget" does not contain detailed information on all programs, what was identified would represent the largest cuts to student aid and research funding proposed in decades.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-National-Search-for-13th-Council-President.aspxACE Launches National Search for 13th Council President​The ACE Board of Directors will work with the executive search firm Spencer Stuart to conduct a national search for the Council’s 13th president, in a process that begins immediately.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Judy-C-Miner-Chancellor-of-Foothill-De-Anza-Community-College-District-Elected-ACE-Board-Chair.aspxJudy C. Miner, Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Elected ACE Board ChairACE'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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Paper-Examining-Links-Between-Instructional-Quality-Student-Outcomes-and-Institutional-Efficiency.aspxACE Releases Paper Examining Links Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional EfficiencyThe paper 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Brandman-University-and-Agnes-Scott-College-Receive-ACEFidelity-Investments-Award-for-Institutional-Transformation.aspxBrandman University and Agnes Scott College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional TransformationThe award was created to recognize institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period, and includes a $10,000 prize.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Council-of-FellowsFidelity-Investments-Mentor-Award-Posthumously-Bestowed-to-Earl-H-Potter-III.aspxACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award Posthumously Bestowed to Earl H. Potter III​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Summary-Outlines-Revised-Travel-Bans-Potential-Impact-on-Higher-Education.aspxACE Summary Outlines Revised Travel Ban’s Potential Impact on Higher Education​President Trump signed a new executive order March 6 outlining his revised immigration travel ban, which aims to address the range of legal issues with the original order signed on Jan. 27.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Trumps-Revised-Immigration-Executive-Order.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Trump’s Revised Travel BanIn response to the Trump administration’s second travel ban, an effort to clarify the first executive order issued on Jan. 27.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Trump-Signs-New-Travel-Ban-Clarifies-Potential-Impact-on-Student-Visa-Holders.aspxTrump Issues New Travel Ban, Clarifies Potential Impact on Student Visa HoldersACE President Molly Corbett Broad says that while a step in the right direction, the order still creates a climate where it is hard to view the United States as a welcoming place for study and research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Honor-Cal-State-Fullerton-President-Mildred-Garcia-With-2017-Reginald-Wilson-Diversity-Leadership-Award.aspxACE to Honor Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García With 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership AwardGarcía, 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAOB-March-April-2017.aspxCAO Briefing: March-April 2017CAO Briefing, ACE’s bi-monthly news roundup for chief academic officers, focuses on the changing role of CAOs. Read the news and event of interest to CAOs for March and April 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CIGEs-Barbara-Hill-Recognized-for-Lifetime-Service-to-International-Higher-Education.aspxCIGE’s Barbara Hill Recognized for Lifetime Service to International Higher Education​ACE’s Barbara Hill received the AIEA Charles Klasek Award at the Association of International Education Administrators Annual Conference in celebration of her long-term and exceptional service to the field of international education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEAIEA-Internationalization-Collaborative-2017-Focuses-on-Globalizing-the-Co-curriculum.aspxACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2017 Focuses on Globalizing the Co-curriculum​Over 100 higher education leaders gathered in Washington Feb. 18 to discuss strategies for internationalizing the co-curriculum at this year’s ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Judy-Genshaft-to-Receive-Donna-Shavlik-Award-at-ACE2017.aspxJudy Genshaft to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2017ACE 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Mid-Term-Meeting-of-ACEs-14th-Internationalization-Laboratory-Considers-Current-Global-Climate.aspxMid-Term Meeting of ACE’s 14th Internationalization Laboratory Considers Current Global ClimateThe cohort’s 11 members reported on efforts to transform campus internationalization during large and small group discussions and networking sessions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-West-Virginia-Resident-Tara-Turley-2016-Student-of-the-Year.aspxACE Names West Virginia Resident Tara Turley 2016 Student of the Year​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DeVos-Confirmed-as-Secretary-of-Education-Higher-Education-Agenda-Largely-Unknown.aspxDeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education; Higher Education Agenda Largely Unknown​Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican advocate and donor to K-12 charter schools and voucher programs, was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the new secretary of education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Report-Underscores-Need-for-Comprehensive-Leadership-Development.aspxACE Report Underscores Need for Comprehensive Leadership DevelopmentThe report, “Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Review of the ACE Fellows Program,” shares select findings from a comprehensive review of the Council’s signature leadership development program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Presidents-Tell-DHS-Secretary-About-Important-Role-International-Students-and-Scholars-Play-in-the-U-S.aspxPresidents Tell DHS Secretary About Critical Role International Students and Scholars Play in the U.S.​Six hundred college and university presidents have written to the secretary of Homeland Security, expressing concern about President Trump’s order imposing a 90-day travel ban on seven Muslim countries and freezing refugee admissions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Associations-Write-Secretary-of-Homeland-Security-John-Kelly-About-Maintaining-U-S-as-Destination-of-Choice.aspxAssociations Write Homeland Security Secretary on Maintaining U.S. as Destination of Choice for International Students, ScholarsACE and 50 other higher education associations have written to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to offer assistance with the challenges the department faces in connection with international students, faculty and scholars.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Credly-Launch-New-Digital-Credential-Program-to-Recognize-Workforce-Training.aspxACE, Credly Launch New Digital Credential Program to Recognize Workforce TrainingParticipants in ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) will now be able to issue digital credentials through Credly.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Prominent-Higher-Education-Economists-to-Explore-Value-of-Higher-Education-at-ACE2017.aspxProminent Higher Education Economists to Explore Value of Higher Education at ACE2017​A pair of noted higher education economists will take part in a broad-based discussion about the value of higher education for promoting both economic opportunity and an engaged citizenry at ACE2017, ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting, March 11-14 in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Paper-Exploring-Intersection-Between-College-Instruction-and-Student-Outcomes.aspxACE Releases Paper Exploring Intersection Between College Instruction and Student Outcomes​Effective college instruction leads to engaged and successful students who are more likely to be satisfied with their education and earn a postsecondary degree, finds a paper released today by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Instruction-and-Student-Outcomes-Webinar.aspxInstruction and Student Outcomes WebinarThis webinar focuses on a recently release ACE paper on the impact of improved instruction on student outcomes such as postsecondary degree attainmnet, engagement, and satisfication.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Panel-Questions-DeVos-in-Contentious-Confirmation-Hearing-for-Education-Secretary.aspxSenate Panel Questions DeVos in Contentious Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary​While Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next secretary of education, offered little clarity around her views on higher education, her responses to several questions did hint at what the agency’s higher education agenda might look like in the future, should she be confirmed.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Back-BRIDGE-Act-for-DACA-Recipients.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Back BRIDGE Act for DACA RecipientsSens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin have introduced a bill to provide temporary relief from deportation and employment authorization for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status and DACA-eligible individuals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CAOB-January-February-2017.aspxCAO Briefing: January-February 2017CAO Briefing, ACE’s bi-monthly news roundup for chief academic officers, focuses on the changing role of CAOs. Read the news and event of interest to CAOs for January and February 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Announces-Plans-to-Leave-Post.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad Announces Plans to Leave PostACE President Molly Corbett Broad, who became ACE’s 12th president in 2008 and is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1918, has announced that she will step down on Oct. 31, 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Influential-Leaders-to-Spark-Conversations-at-ACE2017.aspxInfluential Leaders to Spark Conversations at ACE2017​An internationally recognized activist and venture capitalist, a leading public university president, and provocative thinkers from the ideological left and right are among the roster of speakers who will be featured at ACE2017, ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting, March 11-14, in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Roundtable-Examines-Issues-of-Academic-Integrity-and-Intercollegiate-Athletics.aspxACE Roundtable Examines Issues of Academic Integrity and Intercollegiate AthleticsIntercollegiate athletics programs should be part of an institutional culture of integrity that stresses the primacy of the academic mission and ensures that student-athletes are first and foremost students, says a new ACE paper.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-USA-Funds-Announcement.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on USA Funds AnnouncementWe applaud USA Funds’ new direction and its continued commitment to exploring innovative ways to expand access to postsecondary education for a wide range of students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Christine-Brennan-to-Headline-Womens-Leadership-Dinner-at-ACE2017.aspxChristine Brennan to Headline Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE2017​Christine Brennan, an award-winning sports columnist for USA Today and best-selling author and speaker, will give the keynote address at the Women’s Leadership Dinner during ACE2017, ACE’s 99th Annual Meeting, March 11-14 in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Brief-on-the-Post-Election-Climate-for-the-Deferred-Action-for-Childhood-Arrivals-Program-Sanctuary-Campuses.aspxACE Releases Brief on the Post-Election Climate for the DACA Program, “Sanctuary Campuses”Amid uncertainty about the future of the nation’s immigration laws under the Trump administration, ACE has released a new issue brief that can help frame the discussion about these questions and concerns.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Co-Sponsors-Crowdsourced-Competition-to-Close-Skills-Gap.aspxACE Co-Sponsors Crowdsourced Competition to Close Skills Gap​ACE is teaming up with Credly and the American Society of Association Executives for a Lumina Foundation-supported competition to identify breakthrough ideas in training and credentialing for high-demand skills and competencies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Federal-Judge-Blocks-Obama-Administrations-Overtime-Pay-Rule.aspxFederal Judge Blocks Obama Administration's Overtime Pay Rule​A federal district judge in Texas last week at least temporarily blocked the Department of Labor’s overtime rule set to go into effect Dec. 1, a decision that could have a substantial impact on colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Election-of-Donald-J-Trump.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Election of Donald J. TrumpACE congratulates Donald J. Trump on his election as the nation’s 45th president.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/2015-17-Internationalization-Laboratory-Embed-Internationalization-on-Campus.aspx2015-17 Internationalization Laboratory: “Embed” Internationalization on Campus​During the closing seminar of ACE’s 13th Internationalization Laboratory last week, the cohort wrapped up nearly two years of collaboration during which they developed goals and strategic plans for internationalization at their institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/To-Achieve-Integration-and-Inclusivity-Leaders-Move-Beyond-International-Recruiting.aspxTo Achieve Integration and Inclusivity, Leaders Move Beyond International RecruitingThe dialogue at ACE’s Executive Forum for Leading Internationalization—held by the Council’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement last week in Washington, DC—spanned small towns, cities, countries and continents.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Releases-Final-Borrower-Defenses-Regulations.aspxEducation Department Releases Final Borrower Defense RegulationsThe new rules apply a uniform federal standard for the handling of student loan discharges in cases where borrowers assert fraud or abuse by institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/LTE-to-NYT-on-College-Accreditation-Standards.aspxLetter to the Editor of The New York Times (as submitted; not yet published)Letter to the Editor of The New York Times from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the accreditation standards of U.S. colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Louis-Soares-to-Oversee-ACEs-Strategic-Alliances-Advancement-Initiatives.aspxLouis Soares to Oversee ACE’s Strategic Alliances, Advancement Initiatives​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Restore-Year-Round-Pell-Grants.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups: Restore Year-Round Pell Grants​ACE and 33 other higher education groups sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders expressing strong support for restoring year-round Pell Grants in any spending bill they devise for the rest of FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Allows-Colleges-and-Universities-to-Continue-Subsidizing-Graduate-Student-Health-Plans.aspxAdministration Allows Colleges and Universities to Continue Subsidizing Graduate Student Health Plans​Three federal agencies last week announced that colleges and universities can continue providing subsidized student health insurance plans to graduate students under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UVA-President-Teresa-Sullivan-to-Keynote-ACE2017-Atwell-Plenary.aspxUVA President Teresa Sullivan to Keynote ACE2017 Atwell Plenary​Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, will keynote the Robert H. Atwell Plenary at ACE2017, ACE's 2017 Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-USA-Funds-to-Explore-How-Effective-College-Instruction-Can-Lead-to-Greater-Student-Success.aspxACE, Strada Education Network to Explore How Effective College Instruction Can Lead to Greater Student SuccessACE and Strada Education Network today announced a groundbreaking collaboration to examine higher education instruction and assess the connections between quality teaching and student success.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Expanding-Collaboration-Between-US-and-Ibero-American-Higher-Education.aspxExpanding Collaboration Between U.S. and Ibero-American Higher EducationHeather H. Ward of ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement shares highlights on the recent seminar, “Partnering with U.S. Higher Education,” held Oct. 5-7 in Miami.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Education-Groups-Submit-Brief-to-Connecticut-Supreme-Court-in-Study-Abroad-Liability-Lawsuit.aspxACE, Education Groups Submit Brief to Connecticut Supreme Court in Study Abroad Liability LawsuitACE, along with 23 higher education and independent schools associations, has submitted a brief to the Connecticut Supreme Court in the so-called Hotchkiss School “tick-bite case,” a study abroad liability suit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Releases-Final-Teacher-Preparation-Regulations.aspxEducation Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations​The regulations require states to report on and rate programs using a number of measures including student learning outcomes, placement and retention rates and feedback from graduates and their employers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Web-Accessibility-Rules.aspxACE, Associations Comment on Proposed Web Accessibility RulesACE and 12 other higher education associations submitted comments last week in response to a Department of Justice request for input on revising the regulations governing the accessibility of state and local government websites—including those of public universities—under the Americans with Disabilities Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Denies-Petitions-To-Hear-NCAA-v-OBannon.aspxSupreme Court Denies Petitions To Hear NCAA v. O'Bannon​The U.S. Supreme Court has denied requests by both parties to review last year’s federal appeals court decision in O’Bannon v. NCAA, a case involving federal antitrust laws and restrictions on the compensation of intercollegiate athletes.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/MIT-Media-Lab-Director-Joi-Ito-to-Address-ACE2017.aspxMIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to Address ACE2017​Joichi “Joi” Ito, an internationally prominent activist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, will be the keynote speaker at the ACE2017 Monday luncheon plenary session on innovation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Supports-Legislation-Promoting-Equal-Access-to-Education-for-Students-with-Disabilities.aspxACE Supports Legislation Promoting Equal Access to Education for Students with Disabilities​ACE believes that equal access to higher education for students with disabilities is a critical issue, and strongly supports the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HE) Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Groups-Submit-Testimony-on-Endowments-to-House-Ways-Means-Subcommittee.aspxACE, Groups Submit Testimony on Endowments to House Ways & Means Subcommittee​ACE and six other higher education associations submitted testimony for the record last week to the House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee as a follow-up to a Sept. 13 hearing on college and university endowments and their potential impact on areas such as college access and affordability.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NCAA-Asks-College-Presidents-to-Commit-to-Diversity-and-Inclusion.aspxNCAA Asks College Presidents to Commit to Diversity and Inclusion​The NCAA has asked presidents and chancellors at NCAA member institutions to sign a pledge affirming their commitment to ethnic, racial and gender diversity when conducting searches for athletics administrators.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-and-Board-Chair-on-NCAA-Diversity-and-Gender-Equity-Pledge.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and ACE Board Chair John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University, on the NCAA Diversity and Gender Equity PledgeStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and ACE Board Chair John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University, on the NCAA's diversity and gender equity pledge released Sept. 21.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-C-RACs-New-Review-Policy.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on C-RAC’s New Review PolicyStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions' new review policy, which will further scrutinize institutions with low graduation rates.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-American-College-Application-Campaign-Gears-Up-for-Continued-Growth-New-Collaborations.aspxACE’s American College Application Campaign Gears Up for Continued Growth, New CollaborationsThe American College Application Campaign® has joined forces with the ACT Center for Equity in Learning as it works to assist high school seniors in navigating the college admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Internationalization-Laboratory-Cohort-Explores-New-Pathways-Together.aspxACE Internationalization Laboratory Cohort Explores New Pathways Together​During the Aug. 26 kickoff meetubg, members of the 2016-18 cohort of ACE's Internationalization Laboratory explored the challenges to moving their campuses toward comprehensive internationalization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Associations-Urge-Permanent-Solution-to-Graduate-Student-Health-Insurance-Issues.aspxACE, Associations Urge Permanent Solution to Graduate Student Health Insurance IssueIn a letter to three federal agencies, the groups urge permanent guidance that will allow universities to continue providing subsidized health insurance plans for their graduate students under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Rules-for-State-Oversight-of-Distance-Education.aspxAssociations Comment on Proposed Rules for State Oversight of Distance Education​​ACE and a group of 17 higher education associations submitted comments to the Education Department on the proposed regulations on state authorization requirements for postsecondary distance education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Peter-McDonough-Statement-on-NLRB-Ruling.aspxStatement by ACE Vice President and General Counsel Peter McDonough on NLRB’s Columbia University RulingThe National Labor Relations Board has ruled 3-1 that students who work as teaching or research assistants at private colleges and universities are employees and eligible to be unionized.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Working-With-Northeastern-GE-on-Federal-Initiative-Seeking-New-Education-and-Training-Models.aspxACE Working With Northeastern, GE on Federal Initiative Seeking New Education and Training Models​ACE is providing its quality assurance expertise as part of a collaboration with Northeastern University and General Electric through the Department of Education’s EQUIP program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Borrower-Defenses-Regulations.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Comment on Proposed Borrower Defenses Regulations​ACE and a group of 13 other higher education associations have submitted comments on proposed regulations for discharge of federal loans when colleges have defrauded students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Infographic-Highlights-the-Federal-Perkins-Loan-Program.aspxACE Infographic Highlights the Federal Perkins Loan ProgramSee the latest installment in the ACE Center for Policy and Research Strategy's Higher Ed Spotlight series, which covers relevant and timely issues of interest to higher education stakeholders.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CPRS-Research-Informs-Pressing-Issues-in-Higher-Education.aspxACE CPRS' Research Informs Pressing Issues in Higher EducationCPRS produces papers, briefs, blog posts, infographics and convenings that explore emergent practices with an emphasis on solutions for an evolving higher education landscape and changing American demographic.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Competency-Based-Education-Rising-Interest-Gradual-Implementation.aspxCompetency-Based Education: Rising Interest, Gradual ImplementationA survey of leaders at 251 colleges and universities active or interested in competency-based education reveals that even while interest in CBE is rising, implementation of CBE courses and programs remain gradual.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Department-of-Education-Proposes-Rules-on-Oversight-of-Online-Courses.aspxDepartment of Education Proposes Rules on Oversight of Online Courses​The proposed regulations on state authorization requirements for postsecondary distance education outline how colleges and universities that offer online education programs to students in other states should be regulated.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Blog-Series-on-Data-Offers-Campus-Leaders-Ideas-to-Spur-Institutional-Change.aspxACE Blog Series on Data Offers Campus Leaders Ideas to Spur Institutional Change​A recent three-part blog series on ACE’s Higher Education Today blog looks at financial data issues in higher education and offers insights for leaders looking to improve the way they use data in everyday decision-making.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Memo-Outlines-Rules-Governing-Political-Activity-on-Campus.aspxACE Memo Outlines Rules Governing Political Activity on CampusACE’s memo on Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities can help campuses learn more about the appropriate ways to become involved in elections.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Passes-FY-2017-Education-Appropriations-Bill.aspxHouse Committee Passes FY 2017 Education Appropriations Bill​The full House Committee on Appropriations voted 31-19 July 14 to approve the FY 2017 spending bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which does not restore year-round Pell Grants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-Five-Higher-Education-Bills.aspxHouse Approves Five Higher Education Bills​The House has passed five higher education bills that aim to improve the financial aid process, enhance consumer information and strengthen federal programs that support the work of minority-serving institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/After-a-Year-of-Change-2015-16-Class-of-ACE-Fellows-Gather-for-Final-Retreat.aspxAfter a Year of Change, 2015-16 Class of ACE Fellows Gathers for Final Retreat​For many members of the 2015-16 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the institutions they will be returning to this fall will look and feel drastically different than when they left.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Appropriations-Subcommittee-Approves-FY-2017-Labor-HHS-Education-Bill.aspxHouse Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2017 Labor-HHS-Education BillThe House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education has approved its spending bill for FY 2017. The bill does not restore year-round Pell Grants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CIGE-Provides-Resources-for-Campus-Internationalization.aspxCIGE Provides Resources for Campus InternationalizationACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) promotes campus internationalization through a broad range of publications, programs and online resources.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Archived-ACE-Webcast-on-Impact-of-Federal-Overtime-Regulation-on-Higher-Education-Now-Available.aspxArchived ACE Webcast on Impact of Federal Overtime Regulation on Higher Education Now Available​The June 17 ACE webcast discussing the potential challenges campuses will face in implementing the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay regulation is now archived and available for free viewing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senators-Ask-Administration-to-Clarify-Graduate-Student-Health-Coverage-Rules.aspxSenators Ask Administration to Clarify Graduate Student Health Coverage Rules​Sen. Charles Schumer and a group of 16 Democratic senators sent a letter last week to the Obama administration on the need to develop a permanent solution to allow graduate students to receive subsidized student health insurance coverage.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Affirms-Constitutionality-of-UT-Admissions-Policy.aspxSupreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of UT Admissions Policy​​The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 issued its long-awaited decision in the second hearing of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), voting 4-3 to uphold UT’s diversity in admissions policy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas-at-Austin-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad Statement on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin DecisionThe U.S. Supreme Court has voted 4-3 to uphold the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Approves-Five-Bills-in-Move-Toward-Reauthorizing-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxHouse Committee Approves Five Bills in Move Toward Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act​The House Education and the Workforce Committee has approved five higher education measures focused on improving the financial aid process, enhancing consumer information and strengthening federal programs that support the work of minority-serving institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Credit-for-Vets.aspxCollege Credit for Veterans: Letters to The New York TimesACE and three veterans organizations submitted letters to the editor responding to a May 30 op-ed in The New York Times regarding the Council’s respected military credit evaluation program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Institute-Fostered-Collaboration-Among-Campus-Leaders-in-Crafting-Plans-for-Internationalization.aspxACE Institute Fostered Collaboration Among Campus Leaders in Crafting Plans for Internationalization​ACE last week hosted the Institute for Leading Internationalization, a three-day professional development program for campus leaders who have a critical role in advancing internationalization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Death-of-St-Cloud-State-University-President-Earl-Potter.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Death of St. Cloud State University President Earl PotterStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Death of St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter, whose passing represents an enormous loss to SCSU and all of higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Appropriations-Bill-Restores-Year-Round-Pell-Increases-NIH-Funding.aspxSenate Appropriations Bill Restores Year-Round Pell, Increases NIH Funding​The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations subcommittee yesterday approved a $162 billion funding bill for FY 2017 that restores year-round Pell Grants and increases the maximum grant award from $5,815 to $5,935.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Issue-Brief-to-Help-Institutions-Prepare-for-New-Federal-Overtime-Rule.aspxACE Releases Issue Brief to Help Institutions Prepare for New Federal Overtime Rule​Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-anticipated final rule on overtime pay. This issue brief will help campuses prepare before the new rule goes into effect on Dec. 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Webinar-on-Providing-Subsidized-Student-Health-Insurance-to-Graduate-Students-Now-Available.aspxACE Webinar on Providing Subsidized Student Health Insurance to Graduate Students Now Available​A free video and powerpoint slides are now available of the May 12 ACE webinar exploring whether helping graduate students pay for student health insurance could trigger penalties for colleges and universities under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Brief-on-New-Federal-Transgender-Guidance.aspxACE Releases Brief on New Federal Guidance on Transgender StudentsThe issue brief helps colleges and universities understand their responsibilities to transgender students under the new guidance documents issued by the ​Departments of Education and Justice.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Releases-New-Overtime-Rules.aspxNew Federal Overtime Rule Could Have Significant Impact on Higher EducationThe Department of Labor's final rule on overtime pay establishes a new threshold of $47,476 a year for those working more than 40 hours a week to be eligible for overtime compensation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Department-of-Labors-FLSA-Overtime-Regulation.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Department of Labor’s FLSA Overtime RegulationColleges and universities are major employers in many communities around the country, offering stable jobs with good wages and benefits to millions of individuals from many professions and walks of life.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Tribal-Colleges-and-Universities-Face-Funding-Challenges.aspxTribal Colleges and Universities Face Funding ChallengesTribal College and University Funding: Tribal Sovereignty at the Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Funding is the second in a three-part series on Minority-Serving Institutions from ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Online-Technology-Connects-Faculty-and-Students-Across-the-Globe.aspxOnline Technology Connects Faculty and Students Across the Globe​A special edition of Internationalization in Action was released last week during the opening plenary of the SUNY Collaborative Online International Learning Center’s 10th Anniversary Conference.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Research-Highlights-Opportunities-for-U-S-Europe-Higher-Education-Collaboration.aspxNew Research Highlights Opportunities for U.S.-Europe Higher Education CollaborationEngaging with Europe: Enduring Ties, New Opportunities, a new edition in ACE’s International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series, explores new trends that have emerged in higher education in Europe.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Comment-on-Distance-Education-Provisions-in-Teacher-Preparation-Regulations.aspxACE Comments on Distance Education Provisions in Teacher Preparation Regulations​Along with five other presidential higher education associations, ACE submitted comments to the Education Department on the distance education provisions in its proposed teacher preparation program rules.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Report-Highlights-Role-of-Student-Affairs-Professionals-in-Campus-Internationalization.aspxACE Report: Student Affairs Professionals Make Key Contributions to Campus InternationalizationACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement released findings this week as part of the final report in a three-part series on internationalizing the co-curriculum, Internationalization and Student Affairs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summit-Highlights-Resources-for-Military-Connected-Students.aspxACE Summit Highlights Resources for Military-Connected StudentsACE's second Service Member and Veteran Academic Advising Summit brought together experts in military-connected student populations, admissions and academic advising, veterans employment and transition assistance.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Associations-Urge-Congress-to-Preserve-Pell-Surplus-DoD-Research-Funding.aspxACE, Associations Urge Congress to Preserve Pell Surplus, DoD Research FundingThe groups sent a letter expressing strong opposition to any effort to take funds from the Pell Grant Program to use for other purposes in the FY 2017 Labor-HHS appropriations bills.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-33-Emerging-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 33 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows ProgramACE 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Survey-to-Map-Internationalization-on-U-S-Campuses-Launches.aspxDeadline Approaching to Participate in Survey to Map Internationalization on U.S. CampusesConducted every five years, Mapping is the only comprehensive source of data and analysis on internationalization in U.S. higher education. Make sure your institution is included.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Report-Federal-Aid-Rarely-Affects-Tuition-Policy-at-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxNew Report: Federal Aid Rarely Affects Tuition Policy at Colleges and Universities​A new monograph written for ACE finds little evidence that increases in federal financial aid drive up college tuition, and that institutions rarely rely on federal aid as a rationale to give out less of their own institutional aid.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Memo-on-Campus-Political-Campaign-Activities.aspxACE Releases Memo on Campus Political Campaign ActivitiesWith the 2016 presidential election in full swing, ACE has reissued its memo on Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Georgetown-University-President-John-J-DeGioia-Elected-ACE-Board-Chair.aspxGeorgetown University President John J. DeGioia Elected ACE Board Chair​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Report-Recommends-Ways-for-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-Harness-Data-to-Improve-Student-Outcomes-and-Innovate-With-Integrity.aspxReport Recommends Ways for Higher Education Leaders to Harness Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Innovate With IntegrityThe 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fayetteville-State-University-and-Newbury-College-Receive-ACEFidelity-Investments-Award-for-Institutional-Transformation.aspxFayetteville State University and Newbury College Receive ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional TransformationThe 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Casteen-Receives-2016-ACE-Council-of-FellowsFidelity-Investments-Mentor-Award.aspxCasteen Receives 2016 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award​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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Survey-Finds-Increased-Focus-Among-College-Presidents-on-Campus-Racial-Climate.aspxACE Survey Finds Increased Focus Among College Presidents on Campus Racial ClimateCampus 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/California-Community-Colleges-Chancellor-Brice-W-Harris-to-Receive-ACE-Lifetime-Achievement-Award.aspxCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Receive ACE Lifetime Achievement AwardHarris 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.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/A-Blueprint-for-Improving-Educational-Outcomes-for-Black-and-Latino-Men.aspxA Blueprint for Improving Educational Outcomes for Black and Latino MenA new brief in CPRS's Viewpoints series aims to help educators and policymakers better understand the challenges young male students of color face and give them tools to address those challenges.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Girl-Scouts-USA-CEO-Anna-Maria-Chavez-to-Address-ACE2016.aspxGirl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez to Address ACE2016​Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will explore the theme of Leading in a Changing World at ACE2016's closing plenary.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-and-ACUE-Announce-Landmark-Collaboration-to-Advance-Student-Success-Through-Effective-College-Instruction.aspxACE and ACUE Announce Landmark Collaboration to Advance Student Success Through Effective College InstructionThe shared goal of the collaboration is to dramatically expand the use of effective teaching practices to benefit students, faculty and institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2016-Begins-This-Weekend.aspxACE2016 Begins This WeekendACE2016, ACE's 98th Annual Meeting, will begin Saturday and bring together more than 1,800 higher education leaders in San Francisco.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Honor-University-of-Cincinnati-President-Santa-J-Ono-With-2016-Reginald-Wilson-Diversity-Leadership-Award.aspxACE to Honor University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono With 2016 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership AwardSanta J. Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, will receive the 2016 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award at ACE2016.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Meet-in-Montreal-to-Discuss-Global-Learning-in-General-Education.aspxHigher Education Leaders Meet in Montreal to Discuss Global Learning in General Education​More than 100 higher education leaders gathered Feb. 20 in Montreal to discuss strategies for internationalizing the general education curriculum as part of this year’s ACE-AIEA Internationalization Collaborative.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2016-App-Now-Available-for-Download.aspxACE2016 App Now Available for Download​The mobile app for ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, is now available for download in the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-Illinois-Resident-Mario-Sankis-2015-Student-of-the-Year.aspxACE Names Illinois Resident Mario Sankis 2015 Student of the Year​Mario Sankis, of Round Lake Beach, IL, will be presented with ACE's Student of the Year Award at ACE2016 during the March 14 morning plenary session.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Infographic-Series-Highlights-CAOs-Background-Job-Duties-and-Career-Paths.aspxInfographic Series Highlights CAOs’ Background, Job Duties and Career Paths​ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy has released a series of infographics on chief academic officers, the most senior academic official on college and university campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Two-New-Papers-Explore-Benefits-to-Students-and-Employers-of-Improved-Postsecondary-Credentialing-Effective-Communication-.aspxTwo New Papers Explore Benefits of Improved Postsecondary Credentialing, Effective Communication of CompetenciesImproving the higher education credentialing system and better communicating the value of competencies offer significant benefits to students and employers, according to the white papers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Lucie-Lapovsky-to-Receive-Donna-Shavlik-Award-at-ACE2016.aspxLucie Lapovsky to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2016The award will be given at ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, during the Women's Leadership Dinner. The Michigan ACE Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education also will be recognized.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/13th-Cohort-of-Internationalization-Laboratory-Shares-Steps-Forward.aspx13th Cohort of Internationalization Laboratory Shares Steps Forward​Members of the 13th Cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory joined in a robust discussion last Monday in Washington during its mid-year seminar. The participants, who represent 13 institutions of various types and sizes, are midway through 20 months of work.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-President-Releases-Budget-for-FY-2017-Requests-Funding-for-Americas-College-Promise-Program.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: President Releases Budget for FY 2017, Requests Funding for America’s College Promise Program​President Obama released the final budget request of his presidency yesterday, requesting a total of $69.4 billion for the Department of Education for FY 2017.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Gather-for-Mid-Year-Retreat-Gain-Perspective-on-Fellowship-Year.aspxACE Fellows Gather for Mid-Year Retreat, Gain Perspective on Fellowship YearThe ACE Fellows Program Class of 2015-16 met last month in Miami for a mid-year retreat designed to foster reflection on the fellowship experience, assess progress on individual goals and create a post-Fellowship plan.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Entrepreneur-and-Investor-Reid-Hoffman-Journalist-Eugene-Robinson-to-Address-ACE2016.aspxEntrepreneur and Investor Reid Hoffman, Journalist Eugene Robinson to Address ACE2016Entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman and journalist Eugene Robinson will be featured speakers at ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 12-15 in San Francisco.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2016-to-Feature-Sessions-Crucial-for-Leadership-Development.aspxACE2016 to Feature Sessions Crucial for Leadership Development​ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting, will feature a wide range of sessions and events specifically designed to help ensure that higher education’s current and future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Geography-Shapes-Equity-and-Opportunity-in-Higher-Education-Paper-Finds.aspxGeography Shapes Equity and Opportunity in Higher Education, Paper FindsEducation Deserts: The Continued Significance of “Place” in the Twenty-First Century is the first paper in Viewpoints, a new series by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Report-Looks-at-the-Status-of-Women-in-Higher-Education.aspxNew Report Looks at the Status of Women in Higher EducationA new infobrief by ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy, “Pipelines, Pathways, and Institutional Leadership: An Update on the Status of Women in Higher Education,” updates key statistics about women in higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-Moving-the-Needle-Campaign-to-Achieve-Higher-Education-Leadership-Gender-Parity.aspxACE Launches Moving the Needle Campaign to Achieve Higher Education Leadership Gender ParityA new campaign that asks presidents of colleges, universities and related associations to commit to helping achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE2016-Plenary-Session-to-Address-Higher-Education-Equity-and-Social-Justice.aspxACE2016 Plenary Session to Address Higher Education Equity and Social Justice​A discussion about how colleges and universities can address inequity issues on campus and increase access to education, research and community investment will be one of the featured plenary sessions at ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Congress-Poised-to-Reinstate-Perkins-Loan-Program.aspxCongress Poised to Reinstate Perkins Loan Program​Congress is poised this week to reinstate the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which expired on Oct. 1. The Senate today approved a bill renewing the program for two years, although with restrictions that will raise costs for many borrowers. The House is expected to follow suit on Thursday.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Takes-a-Second-Look-at-Fisher-v-UT-Austin.aspxSupreme Court Takes a Second Look at UT's Admissions PolicyThe U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 9 in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), a case that focuses on UT’s limited use of race in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Brice-W-Harris-to-Keynote-ACE2016-Atwell-Plenary.aspxBrice W. Harris to Keynote ACE2016 Atwell PlenaryBrice W. Harris, chancellor of California Community Colleges, will keynote the Robert H. Atwell Plenary at ACE2016, scheduled for March 12-15 in San Francisco.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Perkins-Loan-Supporters-Push-for-Reinstatement-of-the-Program.aspxPerkins Loan Supporters Push for Reinstatement of the Program​ACE, 53 higher education organizations and 535 colleges and universities are requesting a one-year extension of the Perkins Loan Program, which expired on Oct. 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Associations-Ask-Congress-to-Prioritize-Higher-Education-in-FY-2016-Labor-HHS-Spending-Bill.aspxAssociations Ask Congress to Prioritize Higher Education in FY 2016 Labor-HHS Spending BillACE and a group of 21 higher education associations ask for higher education be made a priority as appropriations committees move forward on the remaining spending bills for the 2016 fiscal year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Executive-Forum-for-Leading-Internationalization-Helps-Higher-Ed-Leaders-Get-Their-Global-Houses-in-Order.aspxExecutive Forum for Leading Internationalization Helps Higher Ed Leaders Get Their Global Houses in OrderPresidents, chief academic officers and senior international officers explored strategies for advancing internationalization at the 2015 Executive Forum for Leading Internationalization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Number-of-International-Students-at-U-S-Colleges-and-Universities-the-Highest-in-35-Years.aspxNumber of International Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities the Highest in 35 YearsThe 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by 10 percent to a record high of 974,926 students in 2014-15.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Research-Explores-Impact-of-Tenure-and-Promotion-Policies-on-Campus-Internationalization-Efforts.aspxACE Research Explores Impact of Tenure and Promotion Policies on Campus Internationalization EffortsACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement has released a new report, Internationalizing the Tenure Code: Policies to Promote a Globally Focused Faculty.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Department-of-Education-Announces-Accreditation-Plans.aspxDepartment of Education Announces Accreditation Plans​The Department of Education has released a package of measures designed to enhance higher education accreditation, part of the administration’s push to make accreditors focus more on student outcomes.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Exploring-Higher-Education-Risk-Factors-for-the-Diverse-Community-of-Military-Connected-Students.aspxNew Report Explores Higher Education Risk Factors for Military-Connected StudentsA new report by ACE and NASPA concludes that America’s military-connected undergraduates are a diverse socioeconomic group, but a large number face life circumstances associated with not completing a college education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Department-of-Education-Accreditation-Plan.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Department of Education's Accreditation PlanThere is no question that accreditors are being called upon to watch institutions—especially low-performing schools—more carefully and the Department of Education’s action comes in response to that imperative.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Brief-to-Supreme-Court-for-Second-Hearing-of-Fisher-v-UT-Austin.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Submit Brief to Supreme Court for Second Hearing of Fisher v. UT-AustinThe U.S. Supreme Court will rehear the case on the University of Texas at Austin's diversity in admissions policy Dec. 9.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-GEDWorks.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on GEDWorksThe establishment of GEDWorks™ and the partnership between GED Testing Service and some of the nation’s largest employers marks a significant step toward our goal of expanding the pipeline of adult learners equipped to compete in today’s global economy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Explore-Higher-Education-Innovation-at-ACE2016-Focus-Zones.aspxExplore Higher Education Innovation at ACE2016 Focus ZonesA series of Focus Zone sessions at ACE2016, ACE’s 98th Annual Meeting, will allow higher education leaders to investigate cutting-edge practices on a diverse range of topics, from economic development to improving student learning.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Research-Released-on-U-S-and-Global-Internationalization-Policies.aspxNew Research Released on U.S. and Global Internationalization PoliciesIn collaboration with The Boston College Center for International Higher Education, ACE has released new research on government-sponsored higher education internationalization policies and programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Election-of-Margaret-Spellings-as-University-of-North-Carolina-Presid.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Election of Margaret Spellings as University of North Carolina PresidentMargaret Spellings is an experienced leader who helped set a national higher education agenda around affordability and accountability, and she now brings that experience to the University of North Carolina.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Report-Explores-Global-and-Intercultural-Education-in-the-Co-curriculum.aspxNew Report Explores Global and Intercultural Education in the Co-curriculumACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement's new report, “Global and Intercultural Education in the Co-curriculum,” explores global and intercultural learning through student experiences complementary to the curriculum.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Last-Chance-to-Participate-in-International-Student-Enrollment-Snapshot-Survey.aspxLast Chance to Participate in International Student Enrollment Snapshot SurveyThe deadline for the fall 2015 International Student Enrollment Snapshot Survey has been extended to Oct. 26. The anonymous survey will collect feedback on enrollment trends so far this academic year. The results, in aggregate form, will be shared with the international education community and the media on Nov. 16.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Unveils-Alternative-Credit-Project-Course-Pool.aspxACE Unveils Alternative Credit Project Course PoolACE today announced the pool of courses selected as part of ACE's Alternative Credit Project,™ a groundbreaking initiative to boost the ability of millions of nontraditional learners to gain a college degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/CTI-Seeking-Colleges-and-Universities-to-Help-Develop-a-Credential-Registry.aspxCTI Seeking Colleges and Universities to Help Develop a Credential Registry​The Credential Transparency Initiative is seeking 15-20 four-year colleges and universities from a broad range of institutions to participate in the development of a credential registry and to test related apps.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Military-Evaluations-Work-to-Expand-With-Awarding-of-New-Contract.aspxACE Military Evaluations Awarded New Contract, Will Expand Work With DANTESACE has been awarded a contract by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to continue and expand its longtime Military Evaluations work aimed at helping service members and veterans gain access to higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Ways-and-Means-Hearing-Looks-at-Higher-Education-Costs-and-Tax-Policy.aspxHouse Ways and Means Hearing Looks at Higher Education Costs and Tax Policy​ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle was among the witnesses before a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing on the role federal tax policy plays in controlling college costs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Resources-Available-for-Medical-Schools-and-Colleges-Navigating-Career-Flexibility-Issues.aspxNew Resources Available for Medical Schools and Colleges Navigating Career Flexibility Issues​The Policy Trends at Medical Schools and Colleges toolkit, an examination of structural and cultural changes institutions can utilize to better balance professional and personal lives for faculty in academic medicine, is now available.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Convening-Highlights-Research-on-Developmental-Education-Reform-Efforts.aspxACE Convening Highlights Research on Developmental Education Reform Efforts​ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy released two case studies on system- and state-level curricular innovation in Tennessee and Connecticut at a convening last week.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Shooting-at-Umpqua-Community-College.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Shooting at Umpqua Community CollegeStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Oct. 1, 2015.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-by-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Ninth-Circuits-Ruling-in-OBannon-v-NCAA.aspxStatement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Ninth Circuit’s Ruling in O’Bannon v. NCAAStudent-athletes are first and foremost students, and transforming them into paid professionals would harm the quality of their overall educational experience.