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Video: Richard Haass and Lawrence Bacow Discuss Global Affairs and Higher Education at ACE2019

Former U.S. diplomat Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed global affairs that are likely to impact higher education during ACE2019’s Opening Luncheon Plenary.

Video: Catharine Bond Hill​ Delivers 2019 Atwell Plenary Address

Catharine “Cappy” Bond Hill, president emerita of Vassar College (NY) and managing director at ITHAKA S&R delivers the Robert H. Atwell Plenary address at ACE2019.

Video: Students Take the Stage at ACE2019

During the ACE2019 closing plenary, a student panel moderated by John B. King Jr. discussed a “human-centered” approach to designing public policy and institutional practice from the bottom up to enhance student outcomes. Two of the students on that panel also received the 2018 ACE Students of the Year Award: Sophia Norcott and Brendyn Melugin.

Video: Tara Westover and Nick Anderson on the Transformative Power of Education

Tara Westover discusses her bestselling memoir “Educated” and the transformative power of education in conversation with Nick Anderson of The Washington Post at ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting.

ACE2019: Global Challenges to Civic Engagement

With civil discourse seemingly deteriorating on campuses and a public that is increasingly questioning the value of higher education, higher education leaders now more than ever are faced with the challenge of re-affirming the public mission of higher education. The ACE2019 session “Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: A Global Perspective” looked at the problem.

ACE2019: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education

In the ACE2019 session “The Three Cs: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education,” panelists discussed how a commitment to instructional quality generates educational, financial, and reputational value. They asserted that we create value for our students every time they experience powerful teaching and learning and, upon graduation, send into the world champions of our value.

ACE2019: Assessing Challenges to the Value of Higher Education From a Journalist’s Perspective

There hasn’t been a hotter topic in higher education circles over the past several years than whether the public no longer believes that a college education is worth the cost—or at least as a good a value as in years past—and if so, why? And what can be done to demonstrate to Americans that by any standard, the average person with a postsecondary degree is better off than someone without one? Three veteran journalists gathered at ACE2019 to assess these questions.

 

ACE2019: Faculty Impact on Career Readiness

Representatives from Strada Education Network, the Career Leadership Collective, and the Association of College and University Educators joined forces to facilitate the session “From Impactful Classes to Rewarding Careers: The Unique Influence of Faculty on Students’ Career Readiness and Satisfaction” to a packed room of highly engaged attendees at ACE2019.

Georgia State University President Wins 2019 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award

The TIAA Institute announced this week that Georgia State University President Mark Becker is the recipient of the 2019 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The award recognizes a college or university president or chancellor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.

ACE2019: Designing Strategies to Support the Mental Health of Students

Campus leadership plays a key role in helping move the needle on long-term, long-lasting systemic change that will serve all students on campus.

President and CEO of Ms. Foundation Addresses ACE Women’s Leadership Dinner

Teresa C. Younger addressed a crowd of 220 higher education leaders at the ACE Women’s Leadership Dinner Saturday night, stressing the importance of “being the kind of woman.”

ACE at 100: Commemoration Through Art

In 1993, ACE approached Jacob Lawrence to use his work, University, to commemorate our 75th anniversary. To continue this tradition of recognizing historic milestones through art, ACE commissioned a sculpture last year in honor of our 100th anniversary, from artist Therman Statom. Statom works primarily in glass out of his studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and has deep roots in the support of education at all levels.