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We Are All Complicit in the College Admissions Scandal

In wake of the recent college admissions scandal, former Tulane President Scott Cowen writes that it’s time to own up to our mistakes, close admissions loopholes, and rethink what it means to be elite.

Higher Education Community Gathers in Philadelphia for ACE2019

Read posts from a selection of sessions and other events at ACE2019, the Council’s 101st Annual Meeting held March 10-12 in Philadelphia.

Transforming Professional Learning and Building a New Higher Education Community

ACE believes that the power to sustain and renew American higher education lies in the creativity, commitment, and expertise of the thousands of leaders that work every day to educate students on the nation’s college campuses. Philip Rogers and Louis Soares discuss the Council’s efforts to develop affordable, scalable, professional learning opportunities to make institutions and leaders more effective.

Higher Education Leadership and the Importance of Place

If being president of a college or university can be the hardest job in the nation, leaders who move to a radically different place—in terms of sector, geography, or both—confront an added level of difficulty. Read the latest post from ACE Fellow John Marx.

What the Outrage Over Blackface Overlooks

We are rightly taken aback by racist yearbook photos and other symbols. But we talk much less about what they represent: the longstanding, systemic racism that permeates the lives of people of color, including critical issues linked to college access and success.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury on College Campuses

Conversations about the mental health and well-being of college students often underestimate the prevalence and impact of non-suicidal self-injury in college settings. Four scholars from institutions in the United States, Canada, Belgium, and Australia look at the problem—and how institutions can respond.