Presidential Leadership Is Key to the Development of New Faculty Models

Among the many challenges college and university presidents face, the need to address contingent faculty roles and related work policies is among the most pressing, according to Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Scott of the University of Southern California.

The Delphi Award for Faculty Models That Support Student Success

The Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success has announced the inaugural Delphi Award, which is designed to recognize campuses that have made changes to their policies and practices for college instruction, particularly for the non-tenure-track faculty. One 2-year and one 4-year institution will be chosen each year for the $15,000 award. The submission deadline is June 1, 2018.

Century Foundation Report Explores Future of Statewide College Promise Programs

A report released by the Century Foundation categorizes and investigates different choices in designing Promise programs in different states, along with challenges and opportunities created by each choice.

ACE2018: Innovation-Driven Approaches to Teaching Effectiveness

Efforts to improve the quality of instruction surface very differently across institutions based on mission, structure, approach, and population served. During a packed session at ACE2018, presenters delivered three 20-minute micro-sessions to thread the needle of technology-enhanced teaching and learning through the institutional, research, and instructional practice perspectives.

Video: Nancy Zimpher Discusses College Completion and Leadership in 2018 Atwell Lecture

Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor emeritus, senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, and faculty member at the University at Albany (NY), gave the keynote address during the ACE2018 Robert H. Atwell Plenary March 11. Watch her full remarks.

ACE2018: Strengthening Transfer Pathways to Improve Student Success

To address issues surrounding transfer students and degree completion, experts gathered during ACE2018 to discuss important initiatives, resources, strategies, and research currently underway.

ACE2018: Student Success, Attainment, and Equity—International Lessons

During ACE2018, the session “Student Success, Attainment, and Equity: International Lessons” sponsored by Lumina Foundation, brought together university leaders from Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to compare innovative policies and programs shown to improve rates of success and degree attainment, particularly among traditionally underserved student populations.

ACE2018: How Effective Instruction Maximizes the Impact of Other Student Success Initiatives

At a session titled, “The Future of Teaching Across American Higher Education” at ACE2018, higher education leaders discussed efforts to improve student outcomes dependent on effective teaching, including the relationship between the first-year experience, the use of high-impact practices, career readiness, and the quality of classroom instruction.

ACE2018: Shaping Today’s Minds for Tomorrow’s World

Ever sit through a lecture on demographic data trends and feel energized? Excited? Inspired? If you haven’t, then you have not sat in on a lecture or session with James H. Johnson Jr.

ACE2018: The Forgotten Students—The Completion Crisis in Higher Education

There are 31 million Americans with some college and no degree. People leave college for a variety of reasons. What ReUp, a company specializing in helping students complete their degrees, has discovered is that it rarely has to do with academics

ACE2018: Higher Education Leaders Gather in Washington for ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting

ACE staff are blogging on a selection of sessions and other events at ACE2018, the Council’s 100th Annual Meeting.

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Increased Satisfaction and Course Engagement Among Miami Dade College Students Taught by ACUE-Credentialed Faculty Members

A new study by the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Miami Dade College (MDC), finds that students gave faculty credentialed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) statistically higher marks when compared to college-wide averages.