ACE to Host Midwest Fall Summit on Aligning Value With Student Success
Published: August 08, 2019

In today’s competitive market, colleges and universities must be very clear on the unique value proposition that their institution offers to students. Campus leaders will develop the tools and strategies to do so at ACE’s Midwest Fall ​Summit, “Reclaiming the High Ground: Aligning Value and Student Success.”

The day-and-a-half-long summit will take place Oct. 28-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Participants will 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. During this event, attendees will explore data on student demographics in tandem with current public expectations of higher education to design a strategy that will help reconsider institutional mission and articulate the particular promises that each institution offers students.

Speakers will include ACE President Ted Mitchell, Senior VP Terry Hartle, and Chief Learning and Innovation Officer Louis Soures, as well as leaders from regional campuses sharing their experiences. Session topics include: 

  • Higher Education and Federal Policy: What’s Next? (Optional pre-Summit session)

  • Defining Student Success? Let the Data Speak for Itself

  • Student Success as the Institutional Epicenter

  • Sustainable Innovation: Business Models that Work 

  • Connecting the Dots Across Design Experiences

  • Launchpad to Your Student Success

View more agenda details here​.

College and university leaders can register now to attend. We encourage institutions to send leadership teams consisting of at least three individuals whose collective work will address the alignment of value with student success. Click here​ to learn more and to register.

A limited number of individual and team scholarships are now available to offset expenses of attending, thanks to the generous support of Fidelity Investments. Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented populations within higher education’s senior leadership ranks and to those whose institutions lack the necessary resources to cover program attendance costs. To be considered for a scholarship, individuals and teams must be paid registrants for the Summit and submit a completed scholarship application by Sept. 13.

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