The broad, challenging issues facing colleges and universities today require current senior leaders to be knowledgeable, have perspective and acquire skills to lead the structural and cultural changes necessary to strengthen institutional momentum.
ACE provides high-quality integrated services to assist higher education systems, as well as individual colleges and universities, with building capacity and advancing their missions. We create custom-designed, solution-oriented services which draw upon all of ACE's considerable expertise to implement initiatives in areas of special institutional concern, ranging from strategic planning and change management to faculty career flexibility.
Implementing structural and cultural changes requires special workshops and training for mid-level administrators and key faculty committee members to keep progress on track. Any critical challenge, such as creating flexible faculty career options, demonstrates the need for this education and why it is critical to creating sustainability of this transformation.
Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility
This series of projects highlighted and rewarded institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity. Programs included efforts to create smooth transitions into retirement for faculty. ACE worked with pilot institutions and systems to understand their challenges, strategies and policies occurs through invitational conferences, awards programs, and presentations at national meetings. Our online toolkit compiles and links to proven practices which other colleges and universities can replicate for institutional effectiveness.
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National Challenge for Higher Education
This campaign selected 10 coalition partners to act as an advisory board and as advocates in advancing the national agenda for creating workplace flexibility for faculty. These partners recruited presidential champions and together both groups promulgated best practices at their own institutions, spread awareness of the importance of flexibility and encouraged their colleagues to adopt similar strategies to change the culture to one of acceptance and unbiased usage of flexibility in the academy.
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