ACE2022 to Feature Sessions on Higher Ed Trends, What Keeps Presidents Up at Night
January 24, 2022

​What are the key trends higher education leaders sh​ould be prepared for in the coming year? What are the vexing problems keeping college and university presidents up at night?

Attendees at ACE2022, ACE’s annual meeting set for March 5-7 in San Diego, can learn more during the always-popular concurrent sessions conducted by editors from The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

During the Chronicle’s 2022 Trends Report session, Deputy Managing Editor Jennifer Ruark and Senior Editor Dan Berrett will discuss major shifts in higher education and emerging trends to be on the watch for. Among the potential topics: how politics are affecting institutions’ reputations; the future of faculty; and how colleges will align their physical footprint with the projected drop in enrollments.

Inside Higher Ed Co-Founder and Editor Doug Lederman will convene a panel of college presidents to explore the publication’s 2022 survey of campus leaders and issues, such as how colleges are changing in the wake of COVID-19 and what a new administration and a deeply divided Congress means for higher education, and what else is keeping presidents up at night?

In addition to these and other informative and compelling concurrent sessions, ACE2022 plenaries will feature speakers such as Kristen Soltis Anderson who, during the opening plenary that is sponsored by Fidelity Investments, will discuss the state of politics leading up to the midterm elections and some recent polling she has done on the public's view of education. Anderson is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

During the closing plenary, sponsored by the Eos Foundation, a panel of four speakers will address how to provide an online learning environment that works for students, tackling questions such as how to train faculty to better teach online and how an online or blended environment might impact enrollment. 

William R. Harvey, a prominent national higher education leader who has been president of Hampton University since 1978, will deliver the keynote address at the Robert H. Atwell Plenary Sunday afternoon that is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. The Monday Luncheon Plenary, sponsored by TIAA, will feature Maria Hinojosa, creator of the Futuro Media Group and anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA.

Click here for more information and to register. Note that advanced registration pricing remains in effect through Feb. 10.

ACE2022 attendees and vendors will be required to show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to participating in the event in person or have a documented medical or religious exemption and present a negative COVID test within 48 hours of participation. Check the ACE2022 website often for updates on speakers, sessions, and information about onsite health and safety practices.

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