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  • Budget and Appropriations

    June 20, 2016

    The Last Word: Summer 2016

    Quips and quotes on higher education.

  • 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

  • Institutional Capacity

    June 20, 2016


    ACE’s Advancing to the Presidency Workshop Will Provide Senior Leaders with Tools for the Next Step

    ​Senior level higher education administrators who are planning to seek a college presidency within the next two years should apply now for ACE’s Advancing to the Presidency 2016 workshop.

  • 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 Effectiveness

    June 20, 2016

    Q&A: Getting Past the Cost Conundrum

    In this exclusive Q&A, Rolando Montoya, provost of operations at Miami Dade College, shares best practices for boosting administrative productivity and graduation rates without breaking the bank.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Diversity in Leadership

    June 15, 2016

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    ACE Women’s Forums to Provide Leadership Opportunities for Leaders on All Career Paths

    ​Aspiring and senior women leaders have opportunities to hone their leadership skills through ACE programs later this year.

  • Leading Internationalization

    June 15, 2016


    ACE Institute Fostered Collaboration Among Campus Leaders in Crafting Plans for Internationalization

    ​ACE last week hosted the Institute for Leading Internationalization, a three-day professional development program for campus leaders who have a critical role in advancing internationalization.