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University of Toledo Providing Resources to Ensure Student Veterans’ Academic Success

In honor of Veterans’ Day Monday, we are highlighting one of the institutions doing exemplary work to assist veterans making the transition from the military to higher education. At the University of Toledo’s (OH) Military Service Center, staff members work with student veterans to develop an individualized course of action designed to meet their needs and encourage academic success.

November 8, 2013

Higher Education Has Changed. Will the Higher Education Act?

The perennial joke about any reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) is that it’s like a Russian novel: It’s long, it’s boring, and by the end, everyone winds up dead. But as yet another HEA reauthorization rolls around, it’s a good bet that many of us will think there’s a fair amount of truth in that old chestnut, writes ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle.

October 18, 2013

Obamacare: Cal State’s Model Outreach Program

Libby Nelson has a great story this morning in Politico on the Cal State University System’s push to inform their nearly half-million student body about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The initiative is led by Walter Zelman, chairman of the Department of Health Science Cal State Los Angeles and former health policy adviser in the Clinton administration.

October 8, 2013

Pursuing a Diverse Campus in a Post-Fisher World

There’s no need in the wake of the Fisher ruling for colleges and universities to put the brakes on the use of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, as long as their senior leaders, admissions officers and legal counsels keep certain principles in mind and implement carefully crafted policies, writes Ada Meloy.

October 8, 2013

A New Campus Abroad

October 1, 2013

The Emerging World of Alternative Credentials

Digital badges. Verified certificates. Alternative credentials. More and more people are finding new ways—outside of traditional postsecondary degree programs—to show employers they possess the skills and knowledge needed for a constantly changing workplace, writes Cathy Sandeen.

October 1, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday, UTEP

We wanted to wish the institution that’s home of our Board Chair, President Diana Natalicio, a very happy centennial. The University of Texas at El Paso has a special place as a research university in the Paso del Norte, and has reached hundreds of thousands of hardworking students in that region.

September 23, 2013