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Apply Now for the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers

March 26, 2014

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​Applications are open for the upcoming class of the ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers, a yearlong program that gives provosts and other chief academic officers (CAOs) in their first three years on the job the opportunity to immerse themselves in learning how to address key leadership and management challenges.

The Institute is a highly participatory program that meets three times during the year. Participants engage with seasoned CAOs and presidents, national experts and other leaders on pressing topics CAOs face. The goals are to identify issues of immediate concern to CAOs and provide the means to address them.

The 2014-15 Institute kicks off this summer with a July 15-17, 2014 session in Portland, OR. The other dates for the 2014-15 class are: Dec. 2-4, 2014 in Nashville, TN; and March 13-14, 2015, during ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

“Becoming a new Provost is a whirlwind – lots of excitement, and at the same time challenges coming at you from all sides,” noted Chuck Thorpe, senior vice president and provost at Clarkson University (NY), and a past Institute participant. “Besides learning some useful tools and techniques, I also learned that I am not alone: others have also encountered, and keep encountering, most of the same issues. It’s great to have colleagues at other institutions with whom we can compete and collaborate, and share best practices.”

To apply to join the 2014-15 class, click here.

Topics could include:

  • Building a High Performing Team
  • Best Practices for Student Success
  • Effective Use of Legal Counsel
  • Evaluating Academic Programs
  • Recruiting and Retaining Faculty
  • Financial Planning and Management of Programs
  • Fundraising Essentials for CAOs

For additional information about the Institute, email To speak with a staff person, call 202-939-9728.

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