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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 Related Programs and Initiatives

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.

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ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

The Academy builds on the legacy of ACE's longtime, highly regarded Department Chairs Workshop. It focuses on the chair both as a unit leader and as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission.

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education

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

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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ACE Institute for New Presidents

The ACE Institute for New Presidents strives to ensure new presidents find long-term success in today's uncertain environment.

National Women's Leadership Forum

Registration is now open for this 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.