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  • Institutional Effectiveness

    October 5, 2015

    Last Chance to Apply for the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award

    ​Has your college or university successfully responded to challenges on your campus in innovative ways? If so, consider applying for the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Done: How Colleges and Universities Are Successfully Boosting Attainment Rates

    Everyone agrees that the United States must significantly ramp up the proportion of students who graduate from college—the only question is how. A look at best practices and promising solutions.

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    September 17, 2015

    Alternate Pathways to Degree Attainment

    Post-traditional students are crucial to boosting attainment rates, but they require different approaches than traditional-age students.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

    Webster University students with President Stroble

    Attainment = Retention

    Attainment isn’t something that just happens on a stage with gowns and embossed pieces of paper. It’s made out of individual one-on-one intensive academic counseling sessions. It’s built out of summer days spent acclimating to the rigor of...

  • Innovative Practices

    September 17, 2015

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    Getting It Together

    As a tool for boosting retention and graduation rates, academic counseling isn’t new. But as more underrepresented and under-resourced students enter the postsecondary system, institutions that serve particularly high percentages of these students...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015


    How to Graduate on Time

    Two years ago, Georgia Regents University faced a daunting attainment problem: Its six-year graduation rate was just over 25 percent. Two years later, that rate has jumped by about 7 percentage points, and it’s still climbing.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

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    Perspective: Three Things Presidents Need to Know About Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

    Given the plethora of issues that compete for the president’s attention, what three things must a president know about collecting and using evidence of student learning?

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 17, 2015

    From Our President: Fall 2015

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses best practices for improving retainment and attainment.

  • Faculty Issues

    September 14, 2015

    Retirement Transitions Conference to Focus on Issues Facing Aging Faculty and Their Institutions

    Registration is now open for Sharing the Knowledge: Navigating Retirement Transitions, a two-day meeting that will focus on issues facing aging faculty cohorts as they approach and progress to retirement.

  • College and Career Readiness

    March 19, 2015

    Data Wise: A Liberal Arts College’s Commitment to Outcomes Transparency

    St. Olaf College (MN)—the first liberal arts institution to receive the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes—believes sharing student outcomes is imperative.