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Innovative Practices

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Innovative Practices

  • A broad range of educational innovations—technological, pedagogical, structural, and financial—is playing an increasingly important role in supporting student persistence and degree completion in our national drive to increase postsecondary attainment. The Center for Education Attainment and Innovation is involved in a number of initiatives designed to better understand these innovations. Using an evidence-based approach, we help students, faculty, and institutional leaders identify the innovations best suited to their unique needs. Our work includes helping senior leaders understand the forces driving change in higher education; how to advance and scale change and transformation initiatives at an institution; and the roles of educational technology, open educational resources, new business models, and new pedagogical models such as competency-based education.

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  • ACE Center for Education Attainment and Innovation

    Center for Education Attainment and Innovation

    ACE's Center for Education Attainment and Innovation is committed to students and attainment and offers a wide range of programs and initiatives that support postsecondary access and success.

  • Alternative Credit Project

    Alternative Credit Project™

    ACE is engaging in an Alternative Credit Project to encourage greater acceptance of students’ alternative credit and a more flexible pathway towards post-secondary education attainment for the more than 31 million non-traditional students who may have some college credit but no degree.

  • ACE Center for Educational Attainment and Innovation

    Quick Hits

    A series of “Quick Hit” papers: briefs on current and emerging topics in the realm of education attainment and innovation.

  • Presidential Innovation Papers

    A series of papers which reflect some of the important conversations of ACE's Presidential Innovation Laboratory group.

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    Portraits of CBE Practice Report

    To better understand the state of CBE implementation and the prospects for mainstream growth, Eduventures and Ellucian have initiated a 3-year longitudinal study of CBE in U.S. higher education. The American Council on Education is a strategic partner.

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