Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Secretary of Education-designate Miguel A. Cardona February 03, 2021 Section 1 Content“We urge the Senate to act swiftly and in a bipartisan manner to confirm Dr. Miguel A. Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education. During these challenging times for all of education, including colleges and universities and our students, it is vital to fill this post as quickly as possible. And as we have noted previously, Secretary-designate Cardona in his past roles as teacher, principal, and Connecticut education commissioner has demonstrated an unflagging dedication to his students and community and been a committed advocate for increasing educational access, equity, and completion.We look forward to working with Dr. Cardona and his team at the Department of Education on the many important issues facing students, families, and colleges and universities.” Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Media Contact Jon Riskind Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone:(202) 939-9453 Button Content Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related Trends & Data January 13, 2022 In this survey, 91 presidents identified their most pressing current concerns and shared their views on changing student demographics, as well as the value of Pell Grants in providing low- and moderate-income students access to higher education. Read More Trends & Data January 13, 2022 2021 Fall Term Pulse Point Survey of College and University Presidents, Part III Trends & Data ACE surveyed college and university presidents about Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) used by their institutions. Responses indicate that the federal relief funds were especially critical for lower-resourced institutions and their students. Read More Trends & Data Use of HEERF at U.S. Colleges and Universities, Part II News January 4, 2022 In good news for international students, the Department of State announced before the holiday break that consular offices would have more flexibility in determining non-immigrant intent for F-1 and M-1 student visa applicants Read More News January 4, 2022 Biden Administration Revises Regulations to Ease Entry for International Students News December 17, 2021 Register now for the ACE Annual Meeting March 5-7 in San Diego. Read More News December 17, 2021 ACE2022 Closing Plenary to Tackle Online Learning Environment News December 17, 2021 The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has granted an extension to April 30, 2022, of the COVID-19 related flexibilities related to Form I-9 compliance. Read More News December 17, 2021 Federal Government Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility Podcast December 16, 2021 ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle reviews the higher education policy successes and failures of 2021, and what we can expect from Congress and the administration in 2022. Read More Podcast December 16, 2021 2021 in Higher Education Policy (A Good Year, Not a Great One) Press Release December 9, 2021 The report indicates wide interest in the potential of nascent technology and highlights opportunities and considerations to enhance education and workforce equity through blockchain. Read More Press Release December 9, 2021 ACE Publishes Findings From U.S. Department of Education-Funded Blockchain Initiative Podcast December 2, 2021 Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, comes on the podcast to talk about student loan forgiveness and other topics important to borrowers. Read More Podcast December 2, 2021 The Future of Student Loan Forgiveness News November 29, 2021 ACE and 45 other higher education associations have submitted sent comments to the Department of Homeland Security on the draft rules released in September to strengthen the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More News November 29, 2021 ACE, 45 Other Groups Praise Biden Administration’s Effort to “Protect and Fortify” DACA Podcast November 19, 2021 In this live conversation, hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer discuss the status of the Build Back Better Act and more as Congress pushes toward the end of the year with a lengthy to-do list. Read More Podcast November 19, 2021 End of Year Countdown: What’s on the Congressional Agenda for Students and Colleges Statement November 15, 2021 Higher education associations issued a statement urging the U.S. government to partner with the higher education community to develop and implement a national strategy to return international student enrollment and exchanges to pre-COVID 19 numbers. Read More Statement November 15, 2021 U.S. Higher Education Community Calls for a Return to Pre-COVID 19 International Student Enrollment Numbers News November 15, 2021 ACE and seven other organizations issued a statement urging the federal government to engage in efforts with the higher education community to return international student enrollment to pre-pandemic numbers and support policies that encourage growth. Read More News November 15, 2021 Higher Education Organizations Call for Federal Support of International Students News November 15, 2021 ACE is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 15-21) by announcing the success of its Apprenticeship Pathways Project pilot program, which focuses on developing new standards for college-level equivalencies and workplace competencies. Read More News November 15, 2021 ACE Kicks off National Apprenticeship Week Building Bridges Between Colleges and Employers Webinar November 9, 2021 Join ACE for a moderated discussion with real-life examples from industry leaders and postsecondary institutions that are building bridges via apprenticeships. Read More Webinar November 9, 2021 Apprenticeships: Building Bridges Between Colleges and Employers News November 8, 2021 The House voted to approve a key procedural measure to prepare for what congressional Democrats hope will be the eventual passage of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act,which includes a number of programs and funding for higher ed institutions. Read More News November 8, 2021 House Moves Forward on Build Back Better Act, Passes Infrastructure Bill News November 8, 2021 This year’s ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative will focus on “Mobilizing Synergies Between Internationalization and DEI” and will take place virtually on Feb. 23, 2022. Read More News November 8, 2021 Register Now for 2022 ACE/AIEA Collaborative on Internationalization and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion News November 8, 2021 Last week, the Biden administration rolled out two new COVID-19 vaccine regulations covering over 100 million employees, including at colleges and universities. Read More News November 8, 2021 Biden Administration Announces New Vaccine Rules for Public and Private Sectors Podcast November 4, 2021 With the House heading toward a vote on the Biden administration’s domestic spending plan, the hosts talk about what is in the bill for higher education and speak with Morgan Taylor about ACE’s latest Pulse Point survey of college presidents. Read More Podcast November 4, 2021 Higher Ed Waits for Congress to Act; ACE Takes Pulse of College Presidents News November 1, 2021 The long-awaited framework for the Democrats’ reconciliation bill has been released, a roughly $1.75 trillion package of spending priorities to support the Biden administration’s domestic agenda. Read More News November 1, 2021 Reconciliation Framework Increases Maximum Pell Grant, Cuts Free Community College Statement October 28, 2021 We are appreciative of the higher education support that is included in this legislation and will work closely with the administration and Congress to build on this beginning. Read More Statement October 28, 2021 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Reconciliation Legislation Agreement Podcast October 21, 2021 he hosts look at what we know so far about the higher ed provisions in the budget reconciliation bill, the future of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and the president's order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for federal contractors. Read More Podcast October 21, 2021 Capitol Hill Fall Showdown: Will Higher Ed Get Left Behind?