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  • Faculty Issues

    July 9, 2014

    ACE, Sloan Foundation to Host National Challenge for Higher Education Conference

    ​As part of ACE’s National Challenge for Higher Education, a diverse group of college and university presidents and their senior staff are invited to a July 31 conference in Washington, DC, on academic workplace flexibility.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    All Deliberate Speed

    College and university presidencies keep getting shorter, and a tidal wave of retirements looms in the horizon, yet searches still take six months to a year. Is it time to rethink the way presidents get hired?

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    How to Follow a Legend (With Your Own)

    A. Gabriel Esteban, in his first presidency at Seton Hall University (NJ), is also the institution’s first lay president in a generation.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    How to Leave (A Legacy)

    Ronald A. Crutcher, who is stepping down from the presidency at Wheaton College (MA) after a decade of sterling leadership, passes along five principles that have helped him maximize his effectiveness.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

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    Just Like Starting Over: The Need for Mid-Term Transitions

    R. Barbara Gitenstein, who has guided The College of New Jersey with a sure and expert hand since 1999 and recently renewed her commitment for another five years of leadership, reflects on the dynamics that have challenged her to pivot her...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

    Perspective: Eight Lessons for Leadership

    Robert A. Scott, president of Adelphi University (NY), shares his philosophies of education and leadership in eight “lessons of leadership.”

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 6, 2014

    From Our President Summer 2014

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses the cycle of a college or university presidency.

  • Law and the Courts

    June 6, 2014

    Legal Watch: Search Engine: Legal and Practical Issues in Conducting a Presidential Search

    ACE’s general counsel explores several issues to take into consideration when outlining a presidential search process.

  • Law and the Courts

    March 31, 2014

    ACE, Higher Ed Groups Support Pacific Lutheran in Faculty Unionization Case

    ACE and six higher education associations have submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of Pacific Lutheran University in a case dealing with the unionization of full-time, non-tenure-track instructors.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    March 10, 2014

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    The New Frontier in Higher Education

    The rapid changes in higher education represent a great opportunity and responsibility for leaders to grab the reins and boldly drive forward.