Membership Benefits

​​​​​​​​​When you join the American Council on Education (ACE), you and your institution benefit from advocacy, research, briefings, and leadership development programming.

Join our more than 1,700 members in promoting, protecting, and advocating for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education.

Learning Opportunities When and Where You Want Them

Through online courses, a peer-to-peer learning community, and regional and national meetings, you will have access to timely research, analysis of current trends, tactical briefings, practical courses, and a network of engaged professionals sharing knowledge and learning together.

Members receive discounted registration rates to attend ACE meetings, webinars, and programs:

  • ACE Transformation Labs​: Transformation Labs guide colleges and universities through a strategic planning process to advance critical institutional priorities.​​
  • ACE's Annual Meeting: One of the largest gathering​​​s of national and international higher education leaders.
  • ACE Fellows Program​: This members-only, customized learning experience enables emerging leaders to immerse themselves in the study and practice of leadership, while experiencing another institution's culture, policies, and decision-making processes.

Essential Information and Research

  • Stay in touch with public policy issues by reading two weekly e-newsletters, President to President and Higher Education & National Affairs.
  • Get original research and data analysis that give you the tools to respond to such challenges as leadership in a changing world, free speech on campus, and effective classroom instruction.
  • Explore current issues and gather insight from colleagues by reading ACE's Higher Education Today blog.
  • Dive deeper into data through focused research sites such as Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and the American College President Study.

ACE Engage®

We built ACE E​ngage, ACE'​s peer-to-peer online learning solution​, specifically for higher education leaders. With ACE Engage, you can integrate professional development into the flow of your work with on-demand access to content, microcourses, and a safe, confidential space for you and your team to connect and learn with colleagues in the higher education community. Workshops and communities of practice help you to address day-to-day challenges collectively and share resources and practices.

ACE Engage is improving and evolving to better support your professional development needs. Contact to request resources or provide your feedback.

A Voice in Washington, DC

As a member, you help influence higher education public policy. ACE is at the center of federal policy debates concerning legislation that affects campuses across the country.

We regularly convene representatives from all sectors to respond with one clear voice on vital issues affecting institutions and students, provide leadership on key higher education issues, and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. We are also ready to assist you with issues that arise on your campus.

 Purchase Our Mailing List

A members-only benefit, ACE's postal mailing list enables you to contact college and university presidents and chancellors.​

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