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  • Diversity in Leadership

    August 15, 2016

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    The American College President Study: ACE Needs Your Expertise

    The survey is the oldest, most comprehensive and in-depth source of information about the college presidency and the leadership pipeline in higher education. Make sure your institution's president is included.

  • Institutional Capacity

    August 1, 2016


    ACE CPRS' Research Informs Pressing Issues in Higher Education

    CPRS produces papers, briefs, blog posts, infographics and convenings that explore emergent practices with an emphasis on solutions for an evolving higher education landscape and changing American demographic.

  • Institutional Capacity

    July 20, 2016

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    ACE Fellows Program Builds Institutional Capacity for Higher Education

    With over five decades of success, the ACE Fellows Program prepares the leadership pipeline with individuals ready to serve American colleges and universities. The application process for the 2017-18 class is now underway.

  • Institutional Capacity

    July 18, 2016


    ACE Institute for New Presidents Provides Invaluable Networking Opportunities

    ​The ACE Institute for New Presidents kicks off March 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Presidents and chancellors from all institutional types are encouraged to apply.

  • Institutional Capacity

    July 13, 2016

    ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs Seeks to Prepare Rising Administrators

    The two-day workshop slated for Oct. 25-26 focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission.

  • Institutional Capacity

    July 11, 2016

    2015-16 ACE Fellows

    After a Year of Change, 2015-16 Class of ACE Fellows Gathers for Final Retreat

    ​For many members of the 2015-16 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the institutions they will be returning to this fall will look and feel drastically different than when they left.

  • Accessibility

    June 20, 2016

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    Expanding the Reach—and Definition—of Transfer

    With traditional-age college students now a shrinking minority, policymakers are relying on community colleges to boost transfer rates—including those of place-bound, low-income, and other nontraditional students. The solution? Start offering...

  • Innovative Practices

    June 20, 2016

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    Community Colleges: Creating the Future

    No higher education sector of such massive size is innovating so fast in so many directions as community colleges: Free tuition, zero state support, bachelor’s degrees, and direct training pipelines to the labor force are just a few of the...

  • Budgets and Endowments

    June 20, 2016

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    Best Practices: Funding “Free”

    Across all the many approaches to making community college free, there is one challenge in common: affording it. So the Community College of Philadelphia’s biggest surprise was that some in the local philanthropic community thought the college’s...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    June 20, 2016

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    Which Top Priority?

    Increase degree and certificate production. Cut costs. Ramp up transfers. Prep more students for the workforce. Community colleges are being tasked with more and more priorities, but the result is often that nothing gets prioritized, and goals go...