Regional Summits

 

​ACE Regional Summits are one- to two-day workshops on critical issues facing today’s higher education leaders and their campuses. The American Council on Education (ACE) partners with member institutions in different regions of the U.S. to create accessible, place-based professional learning opportunities that facilitate collaboration with peers and result in actionable campus strategies.

Topics

Experiences and input from ACE members inform the selection of Summit topics. The issues and challenges addressed are broad in scope, require campus-wide approaches, and involve an array of leaders and stakeholders. Past Summits have focused on student mental health, student success, and free expression and inclusion.

What to Expect

While format and content vary by event, key elements of Summits include:

  • Insights and practical advice from national and regional experts, leaders, and practitioners
  • Presentation, analysis, and discussion of new data from ACE and other sources and its implications for practice
  • Hands-on analysis of case examples and real-world situations
  • Exercises to assess participants' own campus implementation, identify immediate action opportunities, and plan for the future
  • Facilitated networking with colleagues to share strategies and good practices
  • Access to the ACE Engage® online platform to prepare in advance and stay connected after the live event
Who Should Come

Because Summits address complex, campus-wide issues and include analysis and planning for participants’ own work, institutions are encouraged to send teams of leaders and faculty from relevant offices and disciplines in order to build internal lines of communication and lay the groundwork for post-Summit collaboration. 

While Summits are intended to maximize accessibility for nearby institutions, participants from around and outside the U.S. are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Interested in hosting an ACE Regional Summit on your campus? Email us at Summits@acenet.edu.

Upcoming Summits

Check back for more details about our upcoming Summits!

Past Summits
ACE Midwest Fall Summit - Reclaiming the High Ground: Aligning Value and Student Success
ACE Midwest Fall Summit - Reclaiming the High Ground: Aligning Value and Student Success
​Discover how campuses can thrive in the current landscape by identifying their unique value proposition, communicating it to key stakeholders, and delivering on its promises.
ACE West Summer Summit - Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students
ACE West Summer Summit - Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students
A gathering of experienced thought leaders and senior administrators unpacking the public’s perception of higher education and exploring ways to meet the needs of all students in a manner that truly demonstrates the value of higher education.
ACE South Winter Summit - Tackling the Mental Health Crisis on American Campuses
ACE South Winter Summit - Tackling the Mental Health Crisis on American Campuses
ACE is convening a regional community to proactively address the challenge of student mental health and how it impacts individual institutions.
Inaugural ACE Regional Summit Explores Campus Free Expression and Inclusion
Inaugural ACE Regional Summit Explores Campus Free Expression and Inclusion
A new series of ACE Regional Summits seeks to help leaders feel more connected to a community of peers and find immediate but comprehensive solutions to pressing matters.

 ​Interested in Hosting?

​​ACE is partnering with member institutions to bring workshops on critical issues and place-based professional learning opportunities directly to your campuses.

If your team is interested in hosting an ACE Regional Summit on your campus, please let us know!

Email us at Summits@acenet.edu.