The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

If your institution is not a member of ACE, consider joining the nearly 1,800 organizations that collectively promote, protect and advocate for students, faculty and administrators in higher education. In addition, you will have access to some of the best leadership development programs, policy analysis, research briefs and peer-to-peer seminars and meetings, all of which will help you become a more effective campus leader.

Read more about the benefits of membership on the ACE website.

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Northwestern University Expands Native American Initiatives

New fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research relevant to Native American communities and organizations is the latest result of Northwestern University’s (IL) efforts to address and rectify the historical mistreatment of Native Americans.

ACE Members Use Technology to Expand Access to International Education

A group of American and Japanese colleges and universities are coming together through an ACE initiative to design courses that bridge the borders between their classrooms using technology.

FSU Launches Interactive Toolkit to Bolster Student Mental Health

Florida State University launched a program this fall for all incoming freshman and transfer students to help them adjust to and thrive at college. The interactive, multimedia Student Resilience Project is an evidence-informed toolkit designed to strengthen student emotional and academic coping skills.

University Consortium Addresses History of Slavery and Its Continuing Impact

The University of Virginia has organized a consortium called Universities Studying Slavery that brings together over 40 colleges and universities across the country and world to share resources as they confront the role of slavery and racism in their histories and its impact today.

Morgan State Preservation Project Encourages African Americans in Architecture

This summer, six students from Morgan State University, a historically black university in Maryland, participated in a hands-on historical preservation project called “Touching History: Preservation in Practice” as part of a pilot program to increase African American representation in architecture and related career paths.

Tuskegee University Hosts International Institute on Rural Public Policy

Tuskegee University (AL) this year hosted the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Summer Institute, which brings together students, faculty, and professionals from around the world and across many disciplines to study and exchange ideas on rural policy.

West Chester University Opens Doors to Students With Intellectual Disabilities

West Chester University (PA) is launching a pilot program this fall for students with intellectual disabilities to pursue a full college experience. The Real Achievement Matters (RAM) initiative will provide the opportunity for students to learn, live, and interact with others on campus, while supporting and accommodating their needs.

ASU Connects to Hispanic Students Through Mother-Daughter Program

Arizona State University created the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, an early-outreach program for middle and high school students, in 1984 knowing that one of the best ways to encourage young Latinas and other first-generation students to pursue college was to involve the family.

UNC Chapel Hill Professor Uses Inclusive Teaching to Make Class More Fair

A University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill professor redesigned her class to help close achievement gaps between minority students and white students as well as first-generation students and continuing-generation students. Her method, inclusive teaching, was recently featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education and is taking off among her Chapel Hill colleagues and beyond.