Mapping New Pathways for Native Youth

While 208,838 American Indian and Alaska Native students were enrolled in college in 2012—a 17 percent increase from 2004—46 percent are first-generation and low-income, a population that often struggles with college completion. As the White House gears up for the first Tribal Youth Gathering, Christine Nelson looks at efforts to expand higher education opportunities for these students.

VIDEO: Open Textbooks: The Current State of Play

This video accompanies the newly released paper, “Open Textbooks: The Current State of Play,” which concludes that the use of open textbooks is gaining popularity across different types of colleges and universities. The paper and video are the second installments in a series of eight Quick Hit briefs on current and emerging topics in the… Read more »

VIDEO: Revisiting Apprenticeships

This video accompanies ACE’s newly released paper, “Revisiting Apprenticeships,” which explores how an ancient concept is becoming a hot topic in American higher education.

VIDEO: Equity and Innovation in Higher Education

Louis Soares, vice president for ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, moderates a discussion between Sheryll Cashin and Cheryl Crazy Bull during the first ACE Annual Meeting Ideas Forum.

VIDEO: Income Inequality in Higher Education

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman talks with Catharine Hill, president of Vassar College (NY), about “Income Inequality in Higher Education.” ACE President Molly Corbett Broad moderates the session, which took place at ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting March 16.

What Will “College 2050” Look Like?

What will “College 2050” look like? A panel at the closing plenary of ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting agreed that technology and innovation can play key roles in increasing the number of first-generation and low-income students who enroll and complete their degrees. But that technology must be deployed in ways that engage students in collaborative, supportive… Read more »

Promising Practices for Collaboratively Serving Military Student Populations

Tanya Ang, ACE’s director of veterans’ programs, on the Monday session, “Promising Practices for Collaboratively Serving Military Student Populations.”

Competency-Based Education Gains New Ground

Partnering with Flat World, Brandman University (CA) offers an online competency-based bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA). Competency-based education (CBE) allows students to demonstrate skills and knowledge in a given domain through competency-based assessments instead of through accumulation of credit hours. Brandman Chancellor Gary Brahm spoke to ACE Annual Meeting attendees about the partnership in Monday’s session, “Competency-Based Education: An Investment in the Future.”

VIDEO: Information Technology and the Future of Teaching and Learning

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy opened ACE’s Annual Meeting Sunday evening with the 2015 Robert H. Atwell Lecture.

Credit for Prior Learning Implementation: Where Is Your Institution?

Credit for prior learning (CPL), also known as prior learning assessment, has become more salient in current conversations on postsecondary attainment than ever before. ACE has developed a matrix that college and university administrators can use to explore where their campus is along a spectrum in each of three key areas (e.g., student outreach and… Read more »

Warrior-Scholar Project Helping Veterans Earn Their Degrees

For veterans transitioning from the military to college, the return to academic life can be challenging.

From Access to Graduation: Supporting Post-9/11 Undergraduate Student Veterans

Given the huge investment in veterans’ postsecondary education represented by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, one could argue that veterans who use this generous benefit are in a good position to enroll in college and ultimately earn a postsecondary certificate or degree. And some do. But for veterans who didn’t finish college, what were the barriers to their success?