ACE Seeks Experts to Contribute to Agile Administrators Microcredential Initiative
October 21, 2020

ACE is seeking subject matter experts and agile leaders to contribute to a microcredential program aimed at helping senior college and university leaders become more adaptable and foster innovation to meet the needs of students and society in a rapidly changing environment.

ACE is developing the Microcredential in Startup Thinking for Campus Administrators to enable higher education administrators to apply entrepreneurial startup thinking to the higher education sector. The microcredential, whose development is supported by a generous grant from the Charles Koch Foundation, will be a one-of-a-kind program offered via ACE Engage®, the Council’s peer-to-peer professional learning platform. It will be launched in early 2021, with registration for the credential available beginning in December.

As part of the development of the microcredential, ACE is looking to engage with an array of experts and advisors who are interested in collaborating and contributing to the curriculum, courses, and learning communities that will grow out of this initiative. In addition, ACE is interested in leaders whose work can be profiled as examples and case studies of innovation happening on campuses. For more information on how to connect with this initiative, click ​here.

As ACE President Ted Mitchell said when the Microcredential in Startup Thinking for Campus Administrators was unveiled Oct. 7, “It’s vital for higher education leaders to develop new ways of thinking and to act decisively and plan strategically in response to a wide range of challenges in ways that will help close attainment gaps, improve the quality of education, and drive innovation.”

ACE is working with experts on innovation and institutional transformation from both higher education institutions and startups to develop the microcredential. It will include 10 courses organized around the competencies, processes, and concepts necessary to make the shift to entrepreneurial leadership.