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Institutional Effectiveness

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Institutional Effectiveness

  • The dynamism and fluidity of current trends and those yet unimagined will continue to influence and shape higher education’s future. The degree to which institutions can harness their resources to achieve their objectives will depend upon the clarity of these objectives and the institution’s willingness to set priorities and solve its problems. This requires assessing current status, designing a change process, developing and educating senior leaders, and the obligation and nimbleness to make significant widespread change at all levels.

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    College Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers

    College Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers provides a layperson’s guide to the most common databases used to calculate these rates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the report suggests several factors for policymakers to consider before using graduation rates from existing databases to assess institutional success.

  • Background Papers: Convening on Financial Data in Higher Education

    In this publication, three commissioned issue papers explore fresh insights on how the alignment of financial transparency and leadership can enhance higher education academic and business models.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

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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.

ACE State Network Leadership Award

The award recognizes an outstanding, innovative, and visionary program sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university.

Donna Shavlik Award

The Donna Shavlik Award

This award recognizes sustained and continuing commitment to women's advancement in higher education, either in colleges and universities or in national positions.

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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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.

Making Productivity Real

ACE and the Forum for the Future of Higher Education, with the support of Lumina Foundation for Education, have launched an initiative designed to foster a national conversation around the topic of productivity.

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The Spectrum Initiative

Advancing Diversity in the College Presidency

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