ACE Endorses Call to Action for American “Innovation Imperative”

ACE was among the business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering groups yesterday issuing an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development.

Higher Education Policy: Left, Right, and Center

Christopher Nellum, senior policy research analyst for ACE’s Center for Policy and Research Strategy, writes on the Tuesday morning Annual Meeting session that looked at higher education policy across the ideological spectrum.

State Financial Aid in the Twenty-First Century

Jonathan Turk, graduate research associate for ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, looks at Tuesday’s Annual Meeting session on the current state of financial aid.

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.

Alexander to Higher Education Leaders: Rally Lawmakers in Support of Streamlining Federal Regulations

The evidence detailing the need to overhaul federal higher education regulations is easy to come by, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Tuesday morning during a session at ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting.

A Dream Undone?

Jessie Brown, ACE’s associate general counsel, looks at Monday’s Annual Meeting session, “Compelling Interest: Race-Conscious Admissions in Turbulent Legal Times.”

Higher Education and the Obama Administration: A Reading List

In a concurrent session this afternoon at ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting, Terry Hartle, ACE senior vice president for government and public affairs, provided an overview of the higher education landscape in Washington.

VIDEO: Regulation Task Force Co-Chairs Zeppos and Kirwan Testify at Senate Hearing

A few clips from today’s Senate HELP Committee hearing on the report from the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education. Testifying were the task force’s co-chairs, Chancellors William E. Kirwan of the University System of Maryland and Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt University (TN).

VIDEO: President Obama Announces Free Community College Plan

For a summary of the proposal and media reaction, see: FRIDAY BUZZ: President Obama Proposes Two Years of Free Community College

VIDEO: Higher Education Accountability Proposals and Minority-Serving Institutions, Students

If you weren’t able to make it to Capitol Hill yesterday for the Civil Rights Project event on higher education accountability proposals and minority-serving institutions and students—co-sponsored by the ACE Center for Policy Research and Strategy—you can now watch a recorded version on C-SPAN.

Regional Accreditors Take Steps to Improve Public Understanding of Commission Actions

Good news from the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) yesterday—the coalition announced plans to implement a common framework and understanding of terms for key actions regarding accredited institutions. Beginning this year, the terms “Warning,” “Probation,” “Show Cause,” “Withdrawal of Accreditation,” “Denial of Accreditation” and “Appeal” will be identical across regions, according to C-RAC’s plans…. Read more »