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  • Innovative Practices

    September 9, 2014

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    A Traditional, Liberal Arts, Competency-Based Education

    The president of Lipscomb University, a traditional liberal arts campus in Tennessee, details how and why his institution has embraced competency-based education.

  • Innovative Practices

    September 9, 2014

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    Competency-Based Education Is Not the “New MOOC”

    It’s a scenario that will sound very familiar to anyone who remembers the massive open online course (MOOC) exuberance of recent years: Cheered on by both policymakers and funders, an alternative way of delivering postsecondary education emerges...

  • Student Issues

    September 9, 2014

    Up Front: Fall 2014

    Who’s Influencing Whom?; Test score? What test score?; Help Wanted; New Methods of Attraction

  • Faculty Issues

    August 4, 2014

    College Presidents Encouraged to Join Workplace Flexibility Initiative at National Challenge Conference

    ​A new generation of faculty is arriving on campuses, and institutions that want to compete for the best and brightest must find ways to grant better work-life balance.

  • 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.”