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  • 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...

  • Institutional Capacity

    May 11, 2016

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    Applications Now Being Accepted for ACE Fellows Program Class of 2017-18

    With over five decades of success, the ACE Fellows Program continues to prepare senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities.

  • Institutional Capacity

    April 13, 2016

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    ACE Names 33 Emerging Higher Education Leaders to ACE Fellows Program

    ACE has selected 33 emerging college and university leaders for the 2016-17 Class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.

  • Institutional Capacity

    April 11, 2016

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    CAO-CBO Workshop Will Focus on Strengthening the Partnership, Achieving Institutional Goals

    ACE and NACUBO will bring together CAOs and CBOs for a workshop Aug. 1-2 on how to build successful partnerships and meet current institutional challenges.

  • Institutional Capacity

    February 24, 2016

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    Infographic Series Highlights CAOs’ Background, Job Duties and Career Paths

    ​ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy has released a series of infographics on chief academic officers, the most senior academic official on college and university campuses.

  • Institutional Capacity

    February 8, 2016

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    ACE Fellows Gather for Mid-Year Retreat, Gain Perspective on Fellowship Year

    The ACE Fellows Program Class of 2015-16 met last month in Miami for a mid-year retreat designed to foster reflection on the fellowship experience, assess progress on individual goals and create a post-Fellowship plan.

  • Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

    January 11, 2016

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    Diversifying Diversity

    As higher education aims to reflect an ever-wider diversity of students, faculty, and leadership, what successful practices can it look to scale up? What mistakes can it learn from? What does a realistic road map for more representative diversity...

  • Institutional Capacity

    September 16, 2015

    ACE Fellows Step Out of Their Comfort Zone During Opening Retreat

    The ACE Fellows Program Class of 2015-16 gathered in August for six days for a retreat to mark the official kick-off to the Fellowship year. The application is now open for 2016-17 class.

  • Institutional Capacity

    June 22, 2015

    Class of 2014-15 ACE Fellows Gathers for Closing Retreat

    The 2014-15 class of the ACE Fellows Program gathered last week in Washington, DC, to reflect on their shared experiences during the program’s four-day closing retreat.