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  • Technology

    September 26, 2016


    The Metrics System: Seven Smart Choices About Data

    More and more, higher education is relying on technology to quickly gather, analyze, and act on data that can improve campus efficiency and more effectively educate students.

  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

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    What the Data Are For

    The problem is not having enough data—the challenge is in using data to move the needle on key goals. Leveraging a data-driven student-advising system, Georgia State University has boosted six-year graduation rates by more than 20 percentage points...

  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

    From Our President: Fall 2016

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad highlights a broad spectrum of strategic insights and best practices from some of higher education’s foremost practitioners and thought leaders.

  • 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...

  • Technology

    September 26, 2016

    Q&A: Chalk and Talk 2.0

    In this exclusive Q&A, Perry Samson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan, shares the impetus and implications of a high-tech tool he developed to help colleagues gather and apply data about their own...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    September 21, 2016

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    Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on C-RAC’s New Review Policy

    Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions' new review policy, which will further scrutinize institutions with low graduation rates.

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    August 10, 2016

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    New ACE Leadership Program Designed Specifically for System and Campus Leaders

    The inaugural ACE and NASH Leadership Academy will support system and campus leaders in the development of high performing teams that facilitate large-scale change, enhance campus and system performance, and scale best practices across multiple...

  • Institutional Effectiveness

    July 25, 2016

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    ACE Blog Series on Data Offers Campus Leaders Ideas to Spur Institutional Change

    ​A recent three-part blog series on ACE’s Higher Education Today blog looks at financial data issues in higher education and offers insights for leaders looking to improve the way they use data in everyday decision-making.

  • 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...

  • June 20, 2016

    Up Front: Summer 2016

    Degrees Are Up—and Down; Flustered by Cluster Hiring; Losing Our Humanities; The Gender Gap Behind the Science