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  • Access and Success

    December 17, 2014

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    The (Less-) Big Picture

    Recently released figures confirm what many higher education leaders are experiencing firsthand: America’s enrollment decline is real, no matter where an institution is located. The days of reliable year-over-year growth are numbered, but colleges...

  • Innovative Practices

    December 17, 2014

    University of Cincinnati

    Growing Through the Great Contraction

    Despite a projected 7 percent drop in Ohio high school graduates overall, the University of Cincinnati’s enrollment last year broke institutional records. University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono details his institution’s successful...

  • December 17, 2014

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    Best Practices: Enrollment Success Stories

    CEOs of Lawrence University (WI), Georgia Gwinnett College, Dickinson College (PA), and North Carolina Central University share directly how their institutions are successfully overcoming enrollment challenges.

  • 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.