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It Begins with Difficult Conversations: How Community College Leaders Can Support Faculty-led Student Success Efforts

If community colleges want to make a difference in student persistence and attainment—and to make the improvement sustainable over time—these efforts must be led by those on campus who have the most frequent contact with students: the faculty. Carrie B. Kisker, a director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, looks at where to begin.

The 5 Percent: Action Steps for Institutions Investing in Women of Color

The face of the college presidency has changed in recent years, moving slowly away from the monolithic profile of the past (White men over the age of 60) to something more representative of the face of colleges and universities themselves.

The Harvard Admissions Case: Reactions to the Judge’s Ruling

ACE Vice President and General Counsel Peter G. McDonough talks with four experts on diversity in admissions policy about the recent district court decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard.

Education Department Does the Right Thing in Reimbursing Colleges for Canceled Perkins Loans

It was a long-running federal public policy question that could have ended badly for many colleges and universities. Were they going to owe tens of millions of dollars to the Treasury as the Department of Education wound down the now-defunct Perkins Loan program? Happily, the answer is no

Are More Colleges Closing? (Spoiler Alert: Probably Not)

There is no doubt that colleges and universities in demographically challenged states are facing serious headwinds. Yet, stories suggesting that colleges are closing more frequently than they did before don’t withstand a careful examination of the data.

Helping Students at Risk of Self-Harm: Considerations for the New Academic Year

ACE General Counsel Peter McDonough outlines a series of principles gleaned from Department of Education documents that campuses can use as they design policies and practices to help at-risk students.