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Institutional Capacity

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Institutional Capacity

  • Colleges and universities continually work to build capacity in both personnel and programs. This includes the continuing development of leaders who will facilitate the changes essential to deploying resources to increase productivity. The key tasks necessary to achieve an institution’s mission with greater efficiency also involve the buy-in of the campus community. These include: Improving the skill sets of key personnel, developing strategies to effect change, and facilitation of discussions to achieve buy-in.

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  • ACE-ACUE Collaboration

    ACE and the Association of College and University Educators have formed an important collaboration to provide professional development and support services to college instructors, with a focus on current and future college faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach or support instruction.

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    Undergraduate Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions, by Race/Ethnicity (1976 to 2010)

    The Center for Policy Research and Strategy is responsible for the content in ACE Fact Sheets on Higher Education.

  • At Home in the World Toolkit

    ACE's At Home in the World Toolkit highlights collaborative work with 8 institutions to advance new analytical frameworks, enhance pedagogy, and develop innovative ways of fostering collaboration between internationalization and diversity/multicultural education on campus.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership

This collaborative, multi-association initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources.

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ACE Fellows Program

The ACE Fellows Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.

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Presidential Roundtables

Roundtable conversations among presidents, leaders and experts which explore a set of pressing higher education issues.

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

This series of projects highlights and rewards institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.