Examining leadership research and trends to help higher education leaders thrive in a complex global environment and are prepared for the challenge of serving complex institutions in the modern world. By staff members from ACE’s Leadership Division and ACE member guest writers, who believe that fulfilling higher education’s mission in the 21st century depends upon a visionary, bold and diverse community of institutional leaders.

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On Scandal, Trust, and the Role of College Presidents in Times of Crisis

ACE partnered with researchers from the UC Rossier School of Education to field a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their viewpoints on college admissions and public trust in higher education. Read the survey results along with some equity-focused strategies that could strengthen the process.

Maximizing Your Dean Team

Creating a team that can effectively work together is key to the success of the entire academic enterprise. Read advice on how to manage that process from retired CAOs Michael A. Gealt and B.J. Reed.

Supporting Students Through Faculty Professional Development

Marielena DeSanctis, college provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student services at Broward, recently spoke with Sherri Hughes, ACE’s assistant vice president of professional learning, about the impact of the ACUE program on faculty development, equity, and student success.

Civic Engagement and Democracy: How to Make the 2020 Election Meaningful for Students

No matter which candidate wins the upcoming presidential election, campus leaders have a role in maintaining civility, promoting civic engagement, and celebrating the democratic process. Six participants from ACE’s Community of Practice on Civic Engagement and Democracy talk about how colleges and universities can make a difference.

Bridging Divides, Public Work: A Call to Action for Higher Education

In these times of stress, higher education needs to reclaim its democratic role as bridge builder and commit to what might be called a “higher partisanship” beyond partisan warfare—that is, a forceful commitment to the democratic process itself without favoring any particular viewpoint.

Last Call for Democracy: A Message for College and University Leaders

Nancy Thomas and Adam Gismondi of the Tufts Institute for Democracy & Higher Education ask higher education leaders to take a stand for student voting rights during these contentious times, engage the big questions about our democracy’s health, and protect academic freedom and the right of educators to discuss political issues with students.