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  • March 12, 2012

    A President's Guide to the Clery Act

    An in-depth white paper for university presidents or other senior administrators on ensuring Clery Act compliance at their institution.

  • July 18, 2011

    Supporting the Culminating Stages of Faculty Careers: Legal Issues

    An ACE White Paper, funded by the Sloan Foundation. Brief History of Mandatory Faculty Retirement, The Nature of Age Discrimination, Voluntary Retirement, Retaliation, Contract Issues in Phased Retirement, Benefits and Age Discrimination, Retirement Incentives and the Safe Harbor, Tax and Other Twists and Turns, and An Operational Lesson in Retirement Incentives.

  • September 1, 2010

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    College Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers

    College Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers provides a layperson’s guide to the most common databases used to calculate these rates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the report suggests several factors for policymakers to consider before using graduation rates from existing databases to assess institutional success.

  • June 17, 2010

    Knight Commission Issues Report, Recommendations on Financing College Athletics

    The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today issued a report on the financing of college sports that calls for additional transparency and financial reforms.

  • April 1, 2010

    Literature Review of Faculty Retirement Transitions

    ACE’s Literature Review of Faculty Retirement Transitions for the Sloan Foundation’s Working Longer Program. This 9 page literature review contains 140 references on the topics of retirement, faculty retirement, and managing faculty compositions. Topics include; Faculty Retirement Trends; Implications of an “Aging” Faculty; Faculty Retirement Policies and Programs; Retirement Planning by Faculty; Retirement Intentions of Faculty; Satisfaction and Vitality of Senior Faculty and the Decision to Retire; Retirement Transition Theories; Retirement Transition Experiences; Postretirement Activities, Satisfaction, and Needs; and the Intersections between Institutional and Individual Needs

  • January 17, 2008

    Facts About College and University Endowments

    Talking points on college and university endowments.

  • April 3, 2003

    Distributed Education: Summary of a Six-Part Series

    This report, Distributed Education: Summary of a Six-Part Series, consists of an executive summary of each of the six monographs on distributed education commissioned by the American Council on Education (ACE) and EDUCAUSE. This publication provides readers a brief overview of each of the six invited papers, which cover a variety of topics related to distributed education: the contemporary context of distributed education, self-regulation, the importance of institutional leadership, among others.

  • For College Students and Presidents Alike, Free Speech Is a Balancing Act

    ACE's survey of college and university presidents' views on free speech and campus inclusion, compared with a recent Knight-Gallup survey of college students, shows that campus leaders and students may be more aligned on these issues than we thought.

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    Free Expression on Campus: Presidents Respond to 2018 Knight-Gallup Survey of College Students

    College presidents and chancellors respond to The Knight Foundation's new survey on how college students see the First Amendment—and what they think about the relationship between inclusion and free expression.

  • Academic Ceremony Guide

    In response to numerous requests from institutions, the Committee on Academic Costumes and Ceremonies prepared the following academic ceremony guide.

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