Difficult But Increasingly Important: Shared Governance on Campus

Without buy-in from stakeholders like boards of trustees, faculty and students, strategic plans don’t go far. And according to a panel at ACE’s 96th Annual Meeting this morning, as the world in which higher education operates becomes more complicated, it’s important to use these plans to advance big ideas on campus. The panel, moderated by… Read more »

Aneesh Chopra: 10 Red Balloons and Innovation

Aneesh Chopra addressed Annual Meeting participants at #ACESeize14 today about how technological innovations at use in health care relate to higher education, among other things. We’ll have more later, but he told a great story of innovation and social networks that came out of MIT. Here are the details, if you aren’t already familiar with… Read more »

What’s the Deal With the Toothbrush?

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin engaged in an in-depth conversation Monday morning with ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle about her new book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, and her work chronicling the lives and careers of other presidents. But Hartle ended the… Read more »

Mary Sue Coleman Tells Universities to Innovate, Disrupt, Repeat

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman kicked off ACE’s 96th Annual Meeting Sunday afternoon with the Atwell Lecture, the traditional opening to the meeting each year. Her focus was on the need for universities to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, using her own institution and state–which was hit earlier and harder by the 2008 recession… Read more »

VIDEO: Nine Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure

Nine national higher education organizations have endorsed the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), a collaborative effort by the association community to track student attendance across institutions.

VIDEO: Close the Innovation Deficit

Innovation Deficit:  The gap between actual and needed federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations such as China, India and Singapore are dramatically boosting research funding to develop the next great technological and medical breakthroughs. More at www.innovationdeficit.org/. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #InnovationDeficit.

VIDEO: International and Diversity Initiatives On Campus—a Good Mix

“We’re in a society that’s on a collision course with itself if we don’t figure out how to really live together across differences to create a world community,” says Yolanda Moses, associate vice chancellor for Diversity, Excellence, and Equity at the University of California, Riverside.

VIDEO: How to Create and Support Diversity on Campus

Martha Kanter, under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education (above), was among the speakers at a panel discussion hosted by the Departments of Education and Justice on Sept. 27, 2013, in the wake of the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Higher Education in the Media: #WhatsHot?

By Ginnie Pera Titterton Over the past year or so, we’ve been tracking popular higher education stories in the trade press, in the top Internet media outlets and on social media sites. The tracking, while unscientific, has revealed some insight into what general public and trade audiences are reading and talking about regarding higher education…. Read more »

University of Michigan President Cautions Continued Impact of Budget Cuts on Research, Urges Congress to Act

Many breathed a sigh of relief in mid-October when the federal shutdown finally came to a close after 16 days. However, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman this week warned if Congress does not reach a compromise on federal spending, the university’s research operations will continue to remain in peril.