UTEP President Diana Natalicio Bridging Borders Between Access and Excellence

The University of Texas at El Paso, situated along the U.S.-Mexico border, has long been focused on both access and excellence and providing its students authentic and stimulating educational opportunities.

College Board Releases 2016 Reports on College Pricing, Student Aid

The College Board today released its annual Trends in Higher Education reports, one focusing on student aid and the other on tuition and fees. The reports showed moderate increases in published tuition and fees, ranging from 2.2 percent to 3.6 percent across all sectors between 2015-16 and 2016-17. However, that still exceeded the growth in… Read more »

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service: Stop Guessing, Start Making Data-Driven Decisions

There’s still time to participate in the 2016 EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS). CDS provides benchmarks and core metrics you can use to compare your IT staffing, financials, and services data to peer and aspirant institutions. With the shorter Quick Start module, it’s easier for first-time institutions to add the data required for service access…. Read more »

NLRB’s Columbia Decision: What Does it Mean and Where Do We Go From Here?

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), with the support of ACE and the Association of American Universities, has scheduled a webinar Sept. 21 to discuss the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent decision to allow certain students to unionize.

New From ACUE: Learning Never Ends, the Science of Students’ Brains, More

As the fall semester ramps up, read a selection of posts from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) blog, The Q. Sign up for The ‘Q’ Newsletter for the latest news and insights about higher education teaching and learning.

What Does Competency-Based Education Look Like?

An infographic from ACE’s The Presidency seeks to answer that question by showing how the shape and depth of competency-based education (CBE) shifts each time a college or university starts a CBE program, because each institution’s needs are different.

The Prose of Participation: 15 Minutes with Julie Schrock and Steven Benko

This Q&A was originally posted on the Association of College and University Educators blog, The Q.  We started the month of August with an invigorating trip to Asheville, North Carolina, for the Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching. In between a whirlwind of sessions, we asked some presenters to share their work and ideas.

PODCAST: Lorelle Espinosa on Campus Diversity and Inclusion

Lorelle Espinosa, assistant vice president for ACE’s Center on Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), spoke recently with Hobsons on the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion on U.S. college campuses. Her interview was featured on a recent episode of Hobsons’ monthly podcast on student success, “Upgraded.”

How Cal State LA Promotes Civic Learning

Michael Willard, faculty director of service learning for California State University LA’s Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, writes about how to prepare faculty to prepare students to be civically engaged citizens.  

AACC Magazine Profiles ACE Fellow Kenya Ayers

The 2015-16 Class of the ACE Fellows Program just concluded their Fellowship year at institutions across the country, becoming a part of the integral process of building institutional capacity in the higher education leadership ranks.

ACUE Welcomes Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Board Discussion on Effective College Instruction

Originally posted on ACUE’s Q Blog.  The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) held its Board of Advisors meeting last week in Washington, DC, and was joined by some special guests, including a top official at the U.S. Department of Education.

Proposed FLSA Regulations: Get Ready, They’re Coming

The Department of Labor is in the process of finalizing changes to the regulations governing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime pay requirements, which were first issued in July 2015. While the substance of the rule is not yet public—the final review can take up to 90 days—the National Association of College and… Read more »