ACE News Releases Feedhttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=NewsReleasesView all of the most recent news releases from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduWed, 22 Oct 2014 20:37:53 -0500ACE News Feeds 1.0http://www.acenet.edu/PublishingImages/264x93-ACE-Print-Logo.jpgACE News Releases Feedhttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=NewsReleasesNewsReleaseshttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Paper-Explores-Challenges-to-HBCUs-in-Internationalization.aspxNew ACE Paper Explores Challenges to HBCUs in InternationalizationThe paper is the culmination of a three-year research project that was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, where seven HBCUs worked with ACE to develop campus-wide internationalization strategies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Alternative-Credit-Project-to-Increase-Attainment-Levels-for-Nontraditional-Learners-With-Some-College-No-Degree.aspxACE Alternative Credit Project to Increase Attainment Levels for Nontraditional Learners With Some College, No DegreeACE launches groundbreaking effort to form a next-generation alternative credit system that will boost the ability of nontraditional learners to gain a college degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Presidential-Innovation-Lab-Papers-Explore-Higher-Education-Business-Model-Challenges-Changing-Faculty-Roles.aspxACE Presidential Innovation Lab Papers Explore Higher Education Business Model Challenges, Changing Faculty RolesEffort examines potential of new education innovations to boost national college attainment rate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Student-Loan-Repayment-Program-Expansion.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Student Loan Repayment Program ExpansionPresident Obama's decision to expand the "Pay As You Earn" student loan repayment plan is an important step that will make several million more Americans eligible for this generous option.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Report-by-the-White-House-Sexual-Assault-Task-Force.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Report by the White House Sexual Assault Task ForceCollege and university presidents are firmly committed to providing safe, secure environments for their students, said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad in a statement on the Task Force report.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-31-Faculty-and-Administrators-to-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 31 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 31 emerging college and university leaders for the 2014-15 class of the ACE Fellows Programhttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on-Schuette-v-Coalition-to-Defend-Affirmative-Action-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action RulingACE President Molly Corbett Broad’s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case which sought to overturn Michigan’s ban on considering diversity in college admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-U-Va-FOIA-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on U.Va. FOIA RulingWe are gratified that the Supreme Court of Virginia recognized the importance of safeguarding the free exchange of ideas that is integral to the academic environment at American colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-SUNY-COIL-Announce-Second-Round-of-Internationalization-Technology-Awards.aspxACE, SUNY COIL Announce Second Round of Internationalization Technology AwardsACE and the State University of New York Collaborative Online International Learning (SUNY COIL) Center today announced the winners of an inaugural internationalization online learning award.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Analysis-Scrutinizes-Impacts-of-College-Ranking-Systems.aspxNew ACE Analysis Scrutinizes Impacts of College Ranking SystemsA new ACE issue brief finds that college rankings often have detrimental effects on institutions and that students—particularly low-income students—do not use them when choosing among their higher education options.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Honors-Charlene-M-Dukes-With-the-2014-Reginald-Wilson-Diversity-Leadership-Award.aspxACE Honors Charlene M. Dukes With the 2014 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership AwardCharlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College (MD), is the 2014 recipient the award named in honor of Reginald Wilson, senior scholar emeritus at ACE and former director of the Council's Office of Minority Concerns.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/American-Council-on-Education-SUNY-Award-Leaders-in-Internationalization-Through-Technology.aspxACE, SUNY Award Leaders in Internationalization Through TechnologyACE and The State University of New York, through its Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, today announced the winners of the first-ever Leaders in Internationalization Through Technology Awards.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Allegheny-College-President-James-H-Mullen-Jr-Elected-Board-Chair-of-American-Council-on-Education.aspxAllegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr. Elected Board Chair of ACEJames H. Mullen, Jr., president of Allegheny College (PA), was elected chair of the ACE Board of Directors at ACE's 96th Annual Meeting in San Diego.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Arizona-State-University-Receives-ACEFidelity-Investments-Award-for-Institutional-Transformation.aspxArizona State University Receives ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional TransformationThe new yearly award was presented at ACE’s 96th Annual Meeting and accepted by ASU President Michael M. Crow on behalf of his institution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Hrabowski-Receives-2014-ACE-Council-of-Fellows-Fidelity-Investments-Mentor-Award.aspxHrabowski Receives 2014 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor AwardFreeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was presented with the 2014 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award during the opening plenary of ACE's 96th Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-Hammann-2013-Adult-Learner-of-the-Year.aspxACE Names Hammann 2013 Adult Learner of the YearChris Hammann, an employee and student at Northern Kentucky University, will be presented with the award at ACE’s 2014 Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Governors-State-University-President-Elaine-P-Maimon-to-Receive-Donna-Shavlik-Award-at-ACEs-96th-Annual-Meeting.aspxGovernors State University President Elaine P. Maimon to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE’s 96th Annual MeetingUniversity of Alabama’s Graduate Parent Support Program also to be recognized.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Adult-Education-Is-a-Team-Sport-ACE-Analysis-of-OECD-Report-Calls-for-New-Approaches.aspxAdult Education Is a “Team Sport:” ACE Analysis of OECD Report Calls for New ApproachesA new issue brief from ACE examines the results of a November 2013 report on adult learning from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-of-Michigan-President-Mary-Sue-Coleman-to-Be-Given-ACE-Lifetime-Achievement-Award.aspxUniversity of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman to Be Given ACE Lifetime Achievement AwardACE will present University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award at the Council’s 96th Annual Meeting next month in San Diego.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Daniel-T-Madzelan-Named-ACE-Associate-Vice-President-for-Government-Relations.aspxDaniel T. Madzelan Named ACE Associate Vice President for Government RelationsACE today announced the appointment of Daniel T. Madzelan as associate vice president for government relations. In his role, Madzelan will help advance ACE’s advocacy on behalf of the higher education community, particularly the array of federal policies and issues critical to the missions of American colleges and universities and the students they serve.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Change-and-Innovation-Lab-to-Focus-on-Attainment.aspxChange and Innovation Lab to Focus on First-generation and Nontraditional Student AttainmentACE's Change and Innovation Lab will help colleges and universities implement initiatives to increase the number of first-generation and nontraditional students who gain a college degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Launch-of-2014-GED-Program.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Launch of 2014 GED ProgramThis new, comprehensive GED program is a critical step forward in ACE's efforts to expand the pipeline of learners who are prepared for college-level work.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Boycotts-of-Israeli-Academic-Institutions.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Boycotts of Israeli Academic InstitutionsSeveral scholarly associations have voted on formal motions to boycott activities involving faculty and staff at Israeli academic institutions. Such actions are misguided and greatly troubling, as they strike at the heart of academic freedom.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Gallup-Purdue-Index.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on the Gallup-Purdue IndexThe Gallup-Purdue Index is a promising new addition in our continuing efforts to advance the understanding of the benefits of higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Launch-of-GED-Testing-Services-MyGED-Resources-and-Registration-Website.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Launch of GED Testing Service’s MyGEDToday marks an important milestone in ACE's work to expand the pipeline of post-traditional learners who are prepared for college-level work.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Veteran-Students-Study-Harder-But-Are-Less-Engaged-in-Campus-Life-Says-New-ACE-Report.aspxVeteran Students Study Harder, But Are Less Engaged in Campus Life, Says New ACE ReportNew report finds student veterans/service members are more likely to be the first in their family to attend college, are older, and are more selective about their campus life and academic activities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Research-Brief-Explores-Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Practices.aspxACE Research Brief Explores Credit for Prior Learning PracticesA new ACE research brief finds that many higher education institutions recognize the potential value of extending credit for prior learning experiences.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Publication-Explores-Dynamics-Between-Presidents-and-Their-Boards.aspxACE Publication Explores Dynamics Between Presidents and Their BoardsPresidents and chancellors of higher education institutions nationwide must contend with buffeting governance forces that didn't exist a generation ago, according to a new publication released by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-College-Board-Trend-Reports-.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend ReportsThe College Board’s 2013 Trends in Student Aid and College Pricing reports present a mixed picture. The good news is the rate of increase in tuition for public four-year and community colleges is at its lowest in recent years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACEFidelity-Investments-Award-to-Highlight-Innovative-Institutional-Transformation.aspxNew ACE/Fidelity Investments Award to Highlight Innovative Institutional TransformationACE has announced the creation of an annual award to recognize institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-Enhanced-Online-Toolkit-for-Institutions-Serving-Student-Veterans.aspxACE Launches Enhanced Online Toolkit for Institutions Serving Student VeteransThe updated Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions features blogs and interactive discussion forums for participating institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-SUNY-COIL-Center-Announce-Technology-Awards-to-Enhance-Internationalization-and-Global-Competence.aspxACE, SUNY COIL Center Announce Internationalization Technology AwardsACE and the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning have created an awards program to recognize the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and the global competence of U.S. students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Resignation-of-Under-Secretary-of-Education-Martha-Kanter.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Resignation of Under Secretary of Education Martha KanterIn her time as under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, Martha Kanter has played a major role in setting higher education policy in some of the most important areas under the department’s purview.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-of-Wisconsin-System-President-Kevin-P-Reilly-Named-ACE-Presidential-Advisor-for-Leadership.aspxUniversity of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly Named ACE Presidential Advisor for LeadershipACE today named Kevin P. Reilly presidential advisor for leadership. Reilly, currently president of the University of Wisconsin System, will join the Council in January 2014 after nearly nine years in that position.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Louis-Soares-Joan-Wodiska-Named-ACE-Vice-Presidents.aspxLouis Soares, Joan Wodiska Named ACE Vice PresidentsACE today announced the appointment of Louis Soares as vice president for policy research and strategy and Joan Wodiska as vice president and chief leadership officer.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-City-College-of-San-Francisco-Accreditation-Action.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on City College of San Francisco Accreditation Action“The City College of San Francisco is a historic institution which since 1935 has served the postsecondary needs of hundreds of thousands of Californians. The action by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges is regrettable— and absolutely necessary.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-Presidential-Innovation-Lab-.aspxACE Launches Presidential Innovation LabFourteen presidents from diverse institutions to explore the potential of new educational technologies to help address attainment gaps.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-National-Challenge-for-Higher-Education-to-Promote-Faculty-Work-Life-Balance.aspxACE Launches National Challenge for Higher Education to Promote Faculty Work-Life BalanceThe National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Brief-Calls-for-Strategic-Diversity-Leadership-in-Higher-Education-.aspxNew ACE Brief Calls for Strategic Diversity Leadership in Higher EducationA new ACE brief asserts that campus diversity is no longer just a question of moral and social responsibility but is critical to achieving excellence and competing in the 21st century knowledge economy.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Broad-on-the-Retirement-of-OSU-President-Gordon-Gee.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Retirement of The Ohio State University President Gordon GeeFew leaders in the past 25 years have had such a profound impact on American higher education as E. Gordon Gee. He is an iconic leader, unparalleled in skills and widely respected among presidents, chancellors, policymakers and business leaders at both the state and federal levels.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Demographics-of-College-Graduates.aspxReport Finds Demographics of College Graduates Do Not Reflect Changes in Overall Student BodyA new analysis from ACE finds that individuals who earned their baccalaureate degrees in 2007-08 were not nearly as racially diverse as the overall undergraduate student body.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Brief-Examines-Scarcity-of-Asian-Pacific-Islander-American-Leaders-in-Higher-Education.aspxACE Brief Examines Scarcity of Asian Pacific Islander American Leaders in Higher EducationAn examination of the barriers to advancement for Asian Pacific Islander Americans and a call on the higher education community to take immediate steps to ameliorate the situation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Obama-FY-2014-Budget.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama's FY 2014 BudgetAs the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, ACE welcomes many of the proposals included in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Brief-Strategic-Leadership-Campus-Retirement-Transitions.aspxACE Brief Calls for Strategic Leadership on Campus Retirement TransitionsRetirement Transitions in Higher Education encourages campus leaders to expand their view of traditional retirement, as professors and presidents seek to move from full-time work on campus to an encore career or find new opportunities for involvement with the institution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-Faculty-Administrators-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 50 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2013-14 class of the ACE Fellows Program. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation's colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-Feldeisen-Young-Adult-Learners-of-the-Year.aspxACE Names Feldeisen and Young Adult Learners of the YearBette A. Feldeisen, a plumbing supervisor and honors graduate, and Joshua John Young, a police officer and Army veteran, today were named ACE's 2012 Adult Learners of the Year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Honors-Johnnetta-Cole-2013-Wilson-Diversity-Award.aspxACE Honors Johnnetta B. Cole With the 2013 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership AwardACE named Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and former president of Spelman College (GA) and Bennett College (NC), the 2013 recipient of the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-Texas-El-Paso-President-Natalicio-Elected-ACE-Board-Chair.aspxUniversity of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio Elected Board Chair of ACEDiana Natalicio, president of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of ACE. She succeeds Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University (MA), and will serve a one-year term.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Study-Finds-Higher-Ed-Presidential-Pipeline-Slow-Change.aspxStudy Finds Higher Education Presidential Pipeline Is Slow to ChangeA selection of 149 four-year higher education institutions tracked between 2008 and 2013 showed slight increases in the age and gender diversity of senior administrators holding positions that often lead to the presidency but no change in the share of racial and ethnic minorities in these roles, according to a new report from ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Gee-Receives-2013-Council-FellowsFidelity-Mentor-Award.aspxGee Receives 2013 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor AwardE. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University, was presented today with the 2013 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award* during the opening plenary of ACE's 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Honors-Garcia-Haynes-Women-Leadership-Dinner.aspxACE Honors Juliet V. Garcia and Karen S. Haynes at Women's Leadership DinnerACE has awarded Juliet García, president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award and Karen Haynes, president of California State University San Marcos, with the 2013 Donna Shavlik Award.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-CDP-Train-College-Mental-Health-Counselors-Aid-Veterans.aspxACE, CDP to Train College Mental Health Counselors to Aid Student VeteransACE is launching an initiative to train hundreds of college and university mental health counselors on how to better address issues such as post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention in their work treating student veterans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/More-Than-1,500-Higher-Education-Leaders-to-Gather-in-Washington-for-ACE's-95th-Annual-Meeting-.aspxMore Than 1,500 Higher Education Leaders to Gather in Washington for ACE's 95th Annual MeetingMOOCS, college completion, campus internationalization—these are just a few of the issues more than 1,500 leaders will discuss at ACE's 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, March 2-5, 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Announces-Launch-of-Association-of-Chief-Academic-Officers.aspxACE Announces Launch of Association of Chief Academic OfficersACE has announced plans for the launch of the first national professional organization representing chief academic officers from all sectors of higher education, the Association of Chief Academic Officers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Call-Action-Attainment.aspxHigher Education Leaders Call for Bold Action on AttainmentIn an open letter released today, leading college and university presidents call upon their colleagues to make retention and completion a critical campus priority to stem the unacceptable loss of human potential represented by the number of students who never make it to graduation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Paper-Revamping-Higher-Ed-Meet-Needs-Post-Traditional-Learners.aspxNew Paper Calls for Revamping Higher Education to Meet the Needs of Post-Traditional LearnersHigher education leaders should transform the academy to better serve post-traditional learners, according to a new paper commissioned by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Forge-New-Ground-in-MOOC-Evaluation-and-Research-Effort.aspxACE to Forge New Ground in MOOC Evaluation and Research EffortACE is opening a new front in its groundbreaking initiative to evaluate massive open online courses (MOOCs) for possible college credit and explore how this new learning mode can best spur student success.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Issue-Brief-Diversity-Attainment-Gaps.aspxNew Issue Brief Explores African American and Hispanic College Attainment GapsA new issue brief from ACE sheds light on why certain racial and ethnic minorities—specifically African Americans and Hispanics—have lower levels of postsecondary degree attainment. The Education Gap: Understanding African American and Hispanic Attainment Disparities in Higher Education is the first in a series of four briefs on diversity and inclusion issues. The series is generously supported by the GE Foundation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Publication-Provides-Guidance-Leaders-on-Campus-Crises.aspxACE Publication Provides Guidance to Academic Leaders on Handling Campus CrisesPreparing for a wide array of potential emergencies and being ready to employ every available form of communication are some of the keys that enable college presidents to successfully lead their campuses through a crisis, according to a new publication released by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Assess-Potential-of-MOOCs-Evaluate-Courses-for-Credit-Worthiness.aspxACE to Assess Potential of MOOCs, Evaluate Courses for Credit-WorthinessACE has announced a wide-ranging research and evaluation effort that will examine the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-NSC-Explore-More-Postsecondary-Graduation-Rate.aspxACE, National Student Clearinghouse Explore More Comprehensive Graduation RateA new analysis of postsecondary graduation rates by ACE finds that markedly more students have actually completed or are still pursuing their education than is indicated by the current federal method of reporting graduation rates.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-MCB-on-the-Re-Election-of-President-Barack-Obama.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Re-Election of President Barack ObamaThe American Council on Education congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election. I join more than 3,000 college and university presidents across the country in wishing him well as he embarks on a second term in January.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-ACE-President-College-Board-Reports.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend ReportsThe good news is that tuition increases have moderated at both public and private colleges and universities, but the bad news is that tuition continues to outpace inflation and growth in family income.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Effort-to-Diversify-U-S--Higher-Education-.aspxACE Launches Effort to Diversify U.S. Higher EducationRecent ACE research shows that while 57 percent of those enrolled in higher education are women, women constitute only 26 percent of college presidents. And while members of racial and ethnic minority groups make up 30 percent of college classrooms, only 13 percent of presidencies are held by these individuals.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Death-of-William-Friday.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Death of William FridayUniversity of North Carolina (UNC) President Emeritus William Friday passed away Oct. 12, 2012, at the age of 92. Friday served as president of UNC from 1956 to 1986. ACE President Molly Corbett Broad, Friday’s successor at UNC, issued the following statement.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-Grants-Support-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxNew Grants Support Leadership Development Work of ACE Fellows ProgramThree leading higher education corporations are providing new financial support for the ACE Fellows Program, which trains future campus leaders.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Cathy-Sandeen-to-Join-ACE.aspxCathy Sandeen to Lead ACE Adult Learning and Attainment InitiativeACE announced today that Cathy A. Sandeen, a longtime leader in serving nontraditional learners, will join the Council as vice president for education attainment and innovation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-to-Discuss-Fisher-Case.aspxACE Experts Available to Discuss Fisher CaseAs the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments Oct. 10 in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and ACE General Counsel Ada Meloy are available to comment on the importance of diversity at American colleges and universities and why the Supreme Court should reaffirm the constitutionality of UT's use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Work-Life-Balance-Academic-Physicians.aspxMedical Schools Make Strides on Work-Life Balance for Academic PhysiciansACE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation honor five medical schools today by awarding each a $250,000 grant for excellence in faculty career flexibility. Two additional institutions will receive $25,000 each for promising practices in the field.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Adult-Education-Grants.aspxACE Awards Grants to Advance Innovative Adult Education Demonstration ProjectsACE has awarded grants to six higher education institutions for innovative adult education demonstration projects.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/KnowHow2GO-PSAs-Debut-US-Open.aspxNew College Access KnowHow2GO PSAs to Debut at US OpenThe Ad Council, in partnership with ACE and the U.S. Tennis Association, will debut new TV public service advertisements (PSAs) at the US Open today on behalf of the national KnowHow2GO campaign designed to encourage low-income and first generation students to take the steps necessary to prepare for college.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Brief-UT-Admissions-Policy.aspxACE Submitting U.S. Supreme Court Brief Supporting University of Texas Admissions PolicyACE today is submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Texas at Austin (UT), urging the court to reaffirm the constitutionality of the university's use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/The-Academic-Minute.aspxACE Partners With Mount Holyoke College, WAMC on Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, The Academic MinuteACE is pleased to join with producers Mount Holyoke College (MA) and WAMC Northeast Public Radio by underwriting a radio segment that promotes research in higher education, The Academic Minute.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Soldier-to-Student-II.aspxMany Colleges and Universities Ramping Up Programs for Military and Veteran StudentsA survey of 690 higher education institutions finds that responding colleges and universities have increased services and programs for veteran and military students over the past three years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Campuses-Report-Internationalization-Is-Accelerating,-but-Progress-Is-Mixed.aspxCampuses Report Internationalization Is Accelerating, but Progress Is MixedThe majority of colleges and universities perceive that their efforts to internationalize have increased in recent years, but the data present a mixed picture, according to a new report from ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UMN-Student-Discipline-Case.aspxMinnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of University of Minnesota in Student Discipline CaseThe Minnesota Supreme Court today upheld a lower court decision in favor of the University of Minnesota in the case Tatro v. the University of Minnesota, which dealt with the university’s right to enforce academic codes of conduct and professional ethics.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Faculty-Retirement-Grants.aspxInnovative Practices in Faculty Retirement Honored With $100,000 GrantsACE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation today recognized 15 colleges and universities that demonstrate cutting-edge approaches to supporting faculty before, during and after their retirement transitions. Awardees will each receive $100,000 grants to accelerate innovative practices.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Leadership-Initiatives.aspxNew ACE Directors, Programs Highlight Ongoing Focus on Leadership InitiativesFollowing the 2011 reorganization of its leadership programs, ACE has hired directors for the Inclusive Excellence and Executive Leadership groups and this summer will launch two programs for senior and emerging administrators, reflecting the Council’s continued emphasis on the professional development of campus leaders and greater inclusivity in higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Accreditation-Task-Force-Release.aspxACE Releases Accreditation Task Force ReportIn the report of the ACE's National Task Force on Institutional Accreditation released today, academic leaders urge the higher education community to strengthen and improve the quality and public accountability of the institutional accreditation process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Search-for-Lifelong-Learning-Innovator.aspxACE Launches National Search for Lifelong Learning InnovatorACE is searching for an innovative higher education leader as part of a multipronged national initiative to ensure more adults in the United States obtain college degrees.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Online-Toolkit-Serving-Veterans.aspxACE to Enhance Online Toolkit Helping Institutions Serve Student VeteransA Kresge Foundation grant will enable ACE to enhance the resources available through ACE’s online Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions and further ACE’s mission of supporting higher education programs that ensure veterans are college- and career-ready.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/57-Named-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 57 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 57 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2012-13 class of the ACE Fellows Program. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation's colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Launches-Toolkit--Veterans.aspxACE Launches Online Toolkit for Institutions Serving VeteransACE today launched its Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, an interactive online resource to help colleges and universities build effective programs for student veterans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Seminar-Receives-ACE-Award.aspxAsilomar Leadership Skills Seminar Receives ACE AwardThe Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar of the Community College League of California (CCLC) won the 2012 ACE Inclusive Excellence Group State Network Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Beatty-Adult-Learner.aspxACE Names Beatty Adult Learner of the YearEileen Beatty, a National Merit Teacher and mother of four, today was named ACE's 2011 Adult Learner of the Year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Honors-Rosser.aspxACE Honors James M. Rosser for Commitment to Diversity in Higher EducationJames M. Rosser, the sixth president of California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.), today was awarded the 2012 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Aoun-Elected-Board-Chair.aspxNortheastern University President Joseph E. Aoun Elected Board Chair of American Council on EducationJoseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University (MA), has been elected chair of the Board of Directors at ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACPS-Release-2012.aspxLeading Demographic Portrait of College Presidents Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Diversity, AgingAccording to data released today by ACE, the typical American college or university president is a married white male who is 61 years old, holds a doctorate in education and has served in his current position for seven years—a profile that has not varied greatly over the previous 25 years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/2012-ACE-Council-of-Fellows-Award.aspxCavanaugh Receives 2012 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor AwardJohn C. Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, was presented today with the 2012 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award* during the opening plenary of ACE's 94th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Honors-Simmons-Tatum.aspxACE Honors Ruth J. Simmons for Lifetime Achievement; Beverly Daniel Tatum Receives Donna Shavlik AwardACE presented Ruth J. Simmons, president of Brown University (RI), with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women's Leadership Dinner during the association's 94th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College (GA), was also honored with the Donna Shavlik Award for her ongoing commitment to women's issues in higher education at the event.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Broad-on-Obama's-Higher-Ed-Proposals.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama's Higher Education ProposalsPresident Obama has put forward a thoughtful and important proposal to help students and families finance higher education. It is also a complex, multi-faceted plan, and important details remain to be unveiled.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Advisory-Commissions.aspxACE Names Members to Advisory Commissions on Leadership, Inclusion and Lifelong LearningACE today named members to its three recently restructured advisory commissions on leadership, inclusion and lifelong learning. These commissions will play a vital role in advising ACE on mission-related issues and guiding the Council in initiating new programs and policies.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Launches-Institute-New-Presidents.aspxACE Launches Institute for New PresidentsACE today announced the launch of the ACE Institute for New Presidents, a leadership development program to help new college presidents successfully navigate the unique and varied issues confronting American higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-Departure-Penn-State-University-President-Graham-Spanier.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Departure of Penn State University President Graham SpanierStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Departure of Penn State University President Graham Spanierhttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE's-Blue-Ribbon-Panel-Global-Engagement-American-Higher-Education.aspxACE's Blue Ribbon Panel on Global Engagement Report Informs Next Steps for American Higher EducationU.S. colleges and universities have historically set the benchmark for excellence in higher education, but these institutions will have to adapt and collaborate with their peers abroad in the coming years to remain competitive. Assisting institutions in addressing these challenges is the centerpiece of a report issued today by ACE which charts a new agenda for global engagement in higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Commission-on-Attainment.aspxHigher Education Associations to Convene Commission on AttainmentSix presidential higher education associations today announced the creation and first convening of a national Commission on Higher Education Attainment.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Racial-Disparities-Gender-Gaps-Student-Achievement-Higher-Education.aspxRacial Disparities, Gender Gaps Persist in Student Achievement in Higher EducationLarge disparities persist among racial and ethnic groups even for younger generations in higher education, and women are surpassing men in postsecondary attainment, according to Minorities in Higher Education—Twenty-Fourth Status Report: 2011 Supplement from ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Ninth-Internationalization-Laboratory-Cohort.aspxACE Announces Ninth Internationalization Laboratory CohortA new cohort of eight institutions led by ACE will begin work this fall to create more globally engaged campuses with enhanced curricula and other international opportunities for their students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Project-on-Diversity-and-Internationalization.aspxEight Institutions Named to ACE Project on Diversity and InternationalizationACE today named eight institutions as participants in At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments, a project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation to promote collaboration between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education initiatives on college and university campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Sloan-Foundation-Faculty-Career-Flexibility-Awards-Medical-Schools.aspxSloan Foundation Funds $1.3 Million in Faculty Career Flexibility Awards for Medical SchoolsACE, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced the fourth round of Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility, which will focus on schools of medicine. The awards will recognize institutions that demonstrate policies and promising practices in providing unbiased opportunities for work/life balance.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-Presidents-Recommendations-for-the-Future.aspxUniversity Presidents From Two Continents Offer Recommendations for the FutureUniversity presidents representing countries across Europe, the United States and Canada may encounter different cultures, governments and students, but they all agree on one thing: Higher education institutions are facing turbulent times, according to a new essay from ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-50-Faculty-and-Administrators-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 50 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2011-12 class of the ACE Fellows Program, including two sponsored by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Leadership Program and six from Latin America.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Accommodating-Traumatic-Brain-Injury-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder-on-Campus.aspxACE Provides Tips for Accommodating Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on CampusAs millions of returning service members and veterans enter higher education, ACE offers tips in a new report for faculty and staff who may be working with students suffering from "invisible injuries" like traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Legal-Issues-in-Faculty-Retirement.aspxNew Paper Examines Legal Issues in Faculty RetirementHigher education institutions face increasingly complex legal challenges since Congress ended mandatory retirement for tenured faculty in 1994. A publication released today by ACE provides college and university presidents and cabinet members with guidance on these issues.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Bataille-Peterson-Freeman-to-Leadership-Positions.aspxACE Names Bataille, Peterson and Freeman to Leadership PositionsACE today announced the following appointments: Gretchen M. Bataille, senior vice president for programs and services; Patti McGill Peterson, presidential advisor for global initiatives; and Kara D. Freeman, vice president for administration.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-and-Pearson-Collaborate-to-Transform-GED-Test.aspxACE and Pearson Collaborate to Transform GED Test, Aligned with Common Core State Standards, Based on GED 21st Century InitiativeACE and Pearson today announced the creation of a ground-breaking new business that will drive the future direction, design, and delivery of the GED® testing program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Mercedes-Acu%C3%B1a-Adult-Learner-of-the-Year.aspxACE Recognizes Mercedes Acuña as Adult Learner of the YearMercedes Acuña, mother of three, full-time employee and military spouse, was today named ACE's 2010 Adult Learner of the Year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Nancy-Cantor-Honored-Commitment-Diversity-in-Higher-Education.aspxNancy Cantor Honored for Ongoing Commitment to Diversity in Higher EducationNancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University (NY), received the 2011 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from ACE today.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Miami-Dade-College-Eduardo-Padr%C3%B3n-Board-Chair-American-Council-on-Education.aspxMiami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón Becomes Board Chair of American Council on EducationEduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College (FL), has been named chair of the Board of Directors of ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/TIAA-CREF-Freeman-Hrabowski-Theodore-M--Hesburgh-Award-Leadership-Excellence.aspxTIAA-CREF Honors Freeman Hrabowski with 2011 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership ExcellenceTIAA-CREF has announced that Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has been awarded the 2011 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Report-Seeks-New-Definition-of-Dynamic-Presidential-Leadership.aspxACE Report Seeks New Definition of Dynamic Presidential LeadershipAs nearly 1,500 college and university leaders gather for ACE's 93rd Annual Meeting, a new report examines what kind of leadership higher education will need for the future and how to best develop it.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Robert-Caret-ACE-Council-of-Fellows-Fidelity-Investments-Mentor-Award.aspxRobert Caret Receives 2011 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor AwardRobert Caret, president of Towson University (MD) and president-elect of the University of Massachusetts, was today presented with the 2011 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award* during ACE's 93rd Annual Meeting. The Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award is presented annually to acknowledge the enormous role of mentors in the success of ACE Fellows Program participants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Susan-Perry-Donna-Shavlik-Award-ACE.aspxACE Honors Susan L. Perry With 2011 Donna Shavlik AwardACE this evening honored Susan L. Perry, a pioneer in the integration of computing and library services, with the 2011 Donna Shavlik Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment to advancing women’s issues in higher education. The award was presented during the Women’s Leadership Dinner hosted by ACE’s Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) as part of the ACE Annual Meeting currently underway at the Washington Hilton.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Washington-ACE-93rd-Annual-Meeting.aspxMore Than 1,400 Higher Education Leaders to Gather in Washington for ACE's 93rd Annual MeetingLeadership, information technology and the future of higher education will be just a few the issues addressed at the 93rd Annual Meeting of ACE, taking place in Washington, DC, March 5-8, 2011. Among the featured speakers will be: the Honorable Raymond Jefferson, assistant secretary for veterans' employment and training service, U.S. Department of Labor; Clayton M. Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School (MA); and Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow, Institute for the Future.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/STUDENT-AID-ALLIANCE-OPPOSE-STUDENT-AID-CUTS.aspxStudent Aid Alliance Urges House to Oppose Drastic Student Aid Cuts in H.R. 1The Student Aid Alliance (SAA) today sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives asking them to oppose the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (H.R. 1), citing drastic cuts to student aid programs that will cause significant damage to the U.S. economy in both the short and long term.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Statement-HHS-Student-Health-Care-Regulations.aspxACE Reacts to Proposed HHS Student Health Care RegulationsACE today reacted to the release of proposed regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would ensure college and university health plans offer students the consumer protections created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care reform legislation signed into law last year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-HBCU-Internationalization-Project.aspxACE Selects Seven Institutions for HBCU Internationalization ProjectACE today named seven institutions to its new Creating Global Citizens: Exploring Internationalization at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) project, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. The institutions are Dillard University (LA), Howard University (DC), Lincoln University of Missouri, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Savannah State University (GA), Tuskegee University (AL) and Virginia State University.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Luce-Foundation-Grant-ACE-Will-Multicultural-Education-and-Internationalization.aspxLuce Foundation Grant to ACE Will Promote Multicultural Education and InternationalizationThe Henry Luce Foundation has awarded ACE a three-year, $400,000 grant for At Home in the World, a project to promote collaboration between internationalization and multicultural education initiatives on college and university campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-MCB-on-Knight-Commission-Report.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Knight Commission ReportIn its new report, Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics builds on its previous research—as well as the good work of the NCAA and others—to lay out specific recommendations for enhancing transparency and accountability in the financing of intercollegiate athletics.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Class-of-2014-15.aspxACE Fellows Program Class of 2014-15ACE Fellows Class of 2014-15 List