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Institutional Capacity

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Institutional Capacity

  • Colleges and universities continually work to build capacity in both personnel and programs. This includes the continuing development of leaders who will facilitate the changes essential to deploying resources to increase productivity. The key tasks necessary to achieve an institution’s mission with greater efficiency also involve the buy-in of the campus community. These include: Improving the skill sets of key personnel, developing strategies to effect change, and facilitation of discussions to achieve buy-in.

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  • ACE-ACUE Collaboration

    ACE and the Association of College and University Educators have formed an important collaboration to provide professional development and support services to college instructors, with a focus on current and future college faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach or support instruction.

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    Undergraduate Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions, by Race/Ethnicity (1976 to 2010)

    The Center for Policy Research and Strategy is responsible for the content in ACE Fact Sheets on Higher Education.

  • At Home in the World Toolkit

    ACE's At Home in the World Toolkit highlights collaborative work with 8 institutions to advance new analytical frameworks, enhance pedagogy, and develop innovative ways of fostering collaboration between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education on campus.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

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ACE Fellows Program

The ACE Fellows Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.

National Women's Leadership Forum

The National Women’s Leadership Forum is a 3-day leadership program designed for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.

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Advancing to the Presidency

A workshop that helps senior administrators gain a better understanding of the presidential search process and provides strategies and training for effective searching.

ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers

A year-long institute that provides practical executive leadership development for CAOs in their first three years on the job.

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Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer Workshop

A 2-day workshop for CAOs and CBOs that focuses on exploring the dynamics between the CAO and CBO. Presented by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

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ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

The Academy focuses on strengthening the chair, division head, or program director not only as a unit leader, but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission.

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Advancing to the CAO

A two-day workshop designed specifically for mid-career administrators who will be seeking a CAO position within the next 2 years.

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

This collaborative, multi-association initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources.

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Presidential Roundtables

Roundtable conversations among presidents, leaders and experts which explore a set of pressing higher education issues.

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

This series of projects highlights and rewards institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity.