VIDEO: Carving Your Own Innovative Path

Watch Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn and a partner with Greylock Partners, and Nicholas Dirks, chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, discuss innovation during the March 14 luncheon plenary:  

The Future of the Academic Enterprise

Academics often wonder about the future of higher education as technological changes arrive at an increasingly fast rate. A session at ACE2016 on “The Future of the Academic Enterprise” staked the claim that evolution in the academic core will drive the most meaningful change.

What Does the Higher Education Community Mean for the Black Lives Matter Movement?

The sociocultural lines drawn between college and university campuses, the communities within which they reside, and society at large are never brightly drawn.

Guns on Campus May Change the Nature of the Learning Environment

Philip Rogers, ACE vice president and chief of staff, looks at the ACE2016 session on guns on campus, presented with the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.

VIDEO: “If Higher Education Can’t Do Social Change Well, Who Will?”

Watch Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire’s Hesburgh award acceptance speech at ACE2016: For more information and a transcript of the speech, see Trinity’s website.

VIDEO: Access, Success, and Accountability

Watch Brice W. Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, discuss access and accountability in the 2016 Robert H. Atwell Lecture:

Evolving Higher Education Business Models

As resources for higher education are decreasing and the pressure to keep tuition low is increasing, colleges and universities are looking for ways to spend more efficiently and effectively. A session at ACE2016 explored this topic with the help of its panel: Alana Dunagan, researcher, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation Bob Shea, senior fellow, Finance… Read more »

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe on the Importance of Asking for Help

In a deeply personal and moving speech, Harvey Mudd College (CA) President Maria Klawe began Saturday evening’s ACE Women’s Leadership Dinner by asking the audience a simple question: “When was the last time you asked for help?”

Racial Climate on Campus: A Survey of College Presidents

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy fielded its first national Pulse Point anonymous online survey of college and university presidents in January 2016 to better understand their experiences, perceptions and (re)actions on the timely issue of campus racial climate. Lorelle Espinosa, Hollie Chessman and Lindsay Wayt look at the results.

Dispatches From Riyadh

ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn M. Gangone writes about her journey to Saudi Arabia, where she is participating in the first Women’s Leadership Forum sponsored by Academic Leadership Center, part of the Ministry of Education and housed at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Inclusivity, History, and Navigating the Way Forward

Reaching more low‐income, underrepresented-minority, and first-generation student populations must hold a prominent place not just in our institutions’ but in our nation’s priorities as well. William E. Kirwan, chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland, asks if higher education is prepared to lead on the issues of inclusion facing institutions today.

Reflections on Advancing Women in Higher Education

ACE has launched a new campaign—Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership—that asks college and university presidents to commit to helping achieve the goal that by 2030, half of U.S. college and university chief executives are women. ACE’s Lynn M. Gangone looks at women’s advancement in higher education leadership in recent years—and the prospects for the future.