Presidential Leadership Is Key to the Development of New Faculty Models

Among the many challenges college and university presidents face, the need to address contingent faculty roles and related work policies is among the most pressing, according to Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Scott of the University of Southern California.

Free Speech and Campus Inclusion: A Survey of College Presidents

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy fielded its second national Pulse Point survey of college and university presidents in February to better understand their viewpoints on and experiences with free speech and campus inclusion.

For College Students and Presidents Alike, Free Speech Is a Balancing Act

In February of this year, ACE fielded a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their thoughts and experiences with the pressing issues of free speech and campus inclusion. Comparing our findings with Knight and Gallup’s 2017 survey of college students on the First Amendment, it may be that campus leaders and their students are more aligned on these issues than we believe or the media often depicts.

To A Degree Podcast Looks at Achieving Equity in Higher Education

ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa joined a panel discussion to discuss “Achieving Equity in Higher Ed” in a new episode of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “To A Degree” podcast.

Free Expression on Campus: Presidents Respond to 2018 Knight-Gallup Survey of College Students

The Knight Foundation has released an updated version of its survey on how college students see the First Amendment—and what they think about the relationship between inclusion and free expression. Seven college presidents and chancellors respond to the results.

ACE at 100: Commemoration Through Art

In 1993, ACE approached Jacob Lawrence to use his work, University, to commemorate our 75th anniversary. To continue this tradition of recognizing historic milestones through art, ACE commissioned a sculpture last year in honor of our 100th anniversary, from artist Therman Statom. Statom works primarily in glass out of his studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and has deep roots in the support of education at all levels.

To A Degree Podcast Explores Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

In this episode of To A Degree, guests Ted Mitchell. Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

Guns on Campus: An Unfolding Public Health Crisis

President Emeritus Leo Lambert of Elon University writes that it will take courage, moral leadership, and political will to solve the crisis of gun violence at colleges and universities and K-12 schools.

Presidential Perspectives on the Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion were the focus of the March 8 NADOHE/ACE Joint Session, “Addressing Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in U.S. Higher Education: The Role of College and University Chancellors/Presidents in Today’s Colleges and Universities.”

ACE2018: Addressing College Student Health and Well-Being

At the session “Addressing College Student Health and Well-Being: What Senior Leaders Need to Know,” five panelists discussed the biology, sociology, and history behind mental health on campuses.

Video: Dealing With the Historical Injustice of Slavery on Today’s College Campuses

Ruth Simmons, former president of Brown University, and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia discuss how the legacy of slavery impacts the modern-day fulfillment of higher education’s mission.

Video: Free Speech on Campus—What Students Think and How We Respond

Panelists at the closing plenary of ACE2018 unpacked the findings of a new report on student beliefs and attitudes on the First Amendment and discussed what they mean for campuses.