The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

If your institution is not a member of ACE, consider joining the nearly 1,800 organizations that collectively promote, protect and advocate for students, faculty and administrators in higher education. In addition, you will have access to some of the best leadership development programs, policy analysis, research briefs and peer-to-peer seminars and meetings, all of which will help you become a more effective campus leader.

Read more about the benefits of membership on the ACE website.


Featured Posts

Mississippi’s Public Universities on Track to Reduce Energy Consumption

In FY 2006, the College Board of Mississippi challenged its public universities to meet a goal by 2016: reduce energy consumption by 30 percent per square foot on campus. Nearly eight years into the project, several institutions, including ACE members, are well on their way to meeting this goal.

SUNY Aiming to Increase Access and Completion with Online Offerings

Open SUNY, a new online initiative from the State University of New York, is pioneering efforts to expand access for current and future students to the 64-campus system. The program aims to maximize access to online courses worldwide and provide students with a better opportunity to complete their degrees and achieve success in the competitive… Read more »

Stanford University Offers Promising New Program for Veterans

There’s a lot of excellent work being done on college and university campuses to assist student veterans, and we wanted to share an example of one such project: Stanford University’s 2 to 4: A Veteran’s Accelerator. It’s designed for veterans attending community colleges who are exploring a four-year degree.

Innovative Partnership Breaking Down Barriers in the Science World

NPR’s CodeSwitch blog featured a great story last week on a partnership between Vanderbilt University and Fisk University—both located in Nashville—that is successfully helping women and minority students earn PhDs in the sciences.

Two Partnerships Will Help Mid-Atlantic Community College Students Earn Four-Year Degrees

If you’re a community college student at certain institutions in the Philadelphia-Camden area, entering a four-year bachelor’s degree program just got a whole lot easier. Drexel University (PA) recently entered into an agreement with Delaware County Community College so that students can earn credits towards a bachelor’s degree while simultaneously taking classes at DCCC.

Boise State Among Institutions Honored as a “Model of Efficiency”

University Business magazine recently honored Boise State University (ID) for implementing an innovative solution to students’ printing troubles. The award is part of the publication’s “Models of Efficiency” program, which recognizes work by colleges and universities to enact “effective and successful solutions” on campus.

Auburn Architecture Students Want to Bring $20,000 House to the Entire Country

Rural Studio, an undergraduate program at Auburn University, gives students the opportunity to put their architecture skills to the test in some of west Alabama’s most underserved and poverty-stricken counties. 

Cultivating the Benefits of the Humanities

Even amid a push to improve U.S. education in fields such as science and engineering, it is vital for colleges and universities to continue to stress the importance of the humanities and social sciences to students, say two of our member presidents in an op-ed published today in The Washington Post.

Ohio State Leading Charge to Raise Black Mens’ Graduation Rates

The Columbus Dispatch has a great story on the work The Ohio State University is doing to raise the graduation rate of African-American men. Ohio State has implemented specialized classes, leadership institutes, guest lectures, and events specifically designed to help these students succeed and stay on the path to graduation.