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  • Technology

    September 26, 2016


    Leveraging Size to Save Costs

    Smaller colleges and universities depend just as much on finance, human-resource, and student-information software as larger institutions do. To increase their buying power on information technology—along with legal services and other big-ticket...

  • Institutional Capacity

    August 1, 2016

    ACE Center for Policy Research and Strategy

    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 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.

  • 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...

  • Innovative Practices

    June 20, 2016

    Colorful Wires Extending from an Electrical Socket

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Institutional Capacity

    April 13, 2016

    Classroom with professionals

    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

    March 8, 2016

    ACE and ACUE Announce Landmark Collaboration to Advance Student Success Through Effective College Instruction

    The shared goal of the collaboration is to dramatically expand the use of effective teaching practices to benefit students, faculty and institutions.

  • 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.