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ACE Fellows Explore Higher Education Planning Process During Visit to DePaul

August 29, 2012


​Participants in the ACE Fellows Program visited DePaul University Aug. 27 to explore how an institution uses its long-term planning process as a tool to meet institutional mission goals.

The Fellows Program’s 2012-13 class of 55 college and university senior faculty and administrators spent the day learning about DePaul’s new strategic plan, “Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community,” which kicks off this month.

The Fellows delved into the ways DePaul can deepen its distinctive connection to the global city of Chicago. DePaul seeks to leverage the city’s international diversity and extend its linkages with the business, civic and cultural communities to enrich students’ learning experiences, according to Jay Braatz, vice president for Planning and Presidential Administration.

The Fellows now will undertake a research project to identify best practices on these topics and develop recommendations to advance the university’s efforts in measurable ways.

The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul president, was on hand to work with the Fellows during their visit.

“DePaul has a vested interest in preparing presidents, provosts, vice presidents and deans who are well-qualified to lead America’s public and private universities in the future,” he said. “DePaul is honored to have these senior-level administrators apply their creativity to help us achieve our academic aspirations.”  

This year’s “live institution case study” visit to DePaul occurred as the 2012-13 Fellows class embarked on the leadership development program’s yearlong schedule combining retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States serving all institutional sectors and function areas—focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities.

“The visit to DePaul and the work the Fellows will do stemming from it are prime examples of how the program benefits both the Fellows and the institutions they visit as a group and individually,” said Sharon A. McDade, director of the program. “This group of senior academic leaders from around the country learned from the work being done by a great institution and now will combine their own diverse sets of expertise and knowledge to try to enhance that work.”

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