How to Explode a Myth: Reshaping the Conversation About the Liberal Arts

Higher education leaders are living and leading in the context of increased public scrutiny, demands for greater public accountability, and a “new normal” of constrained resources. Educational leaders must redouble our efforts to clarify the essential components of a high-quality college degree and provide evidence on that oft-repeated and anxiety-generated question: Is college really worth it?

VIDEO: Income Inequality in Higher Education

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks with Catharine Hill, president of Vassar College (NY), about “Income Inequality in Higher Education.” ACE President Molly Corbett Broad moderates the session, which took place at ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting March 16.

A Half-Century of Fellowship

Audrey Bilger on the extended network of ACE Fellows that has supported higher education leadership through the years.

Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions: Perspectives of Promises to Keep

Brandon Daniels, associate director of ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, writes on the unique perspective Minority-Serving Institutions bring to the partnership between higher education institutions and public policymakers, a topic discussed at ACE’s Annual Meeting.

NADOHE: Building a Global and Inclusive Campus Climate

Bryant O. Best, a graduate research associate in ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, reports on a session exploring the potential for building a strong campus culture that is both inclusive and global. ACE and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) held a joint session at the Council’s 97th Annual… Read more »

Belle Wheelan Receives 2015 John Hope Franklin Award

Bryant O. Best, a graduate research associate in ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, on Belle Wheelan, who received this year’s John Hope Franklin Award at ACE’s Annual Meeting.

Sexual Assault on Campus—Prevention and Response: A High Level Overview

Jessie Brown, ACE’s associate counsel, looks at Tuesday’s Annual Meeting joint session with the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

A Conversation With Michael Beschloss

Monday morning’s plenary session at ACE’s Annual Meeting featured a conversation between moderator James H. (Jim) Mullen Jr., president, Allegheny College (PA) and speaker Michael R. Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian and PBS NewsHour contributor.

Student Success: A Vital Part of the 21st Century College Presidency

There is no dearth of challenges facing college and university presidents these days, from pressures on the higher education business model to questions about how to best leverage fast-changing learning technology.

Celebrating 50 Years of the ACE Fellows Program

A look at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the ACE Fellows Program from current Fellow Audrey Bilger, who is blogging her way through her year at the University of California Riverside.

Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, President and Mentor

President Dennis H. Holtschneider of DePaul University (IL) moved attendees at the ACE Annual Meeting opening plenary with his remarks on the importance of the guidance he received early in his career—and how vital it is to give that support in turn to the next generation of leaders.

The Importance of “Deep Diversity”

It didn’t take long for Irshad Manji, an author who has written extensively about Islam and created the Emmy-nominated documentary “Faith Without Fear,” to set the tone of her keynote address at Saturday night’s Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting: Spirited, a bit irreverent, but packing a powerful emotional and intellectual message. “Good… Read more »