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.

Fulfilling Lifelong Dreams: College Promise Programs for Adult Learners

Louis Soares and Morgan Taylor present a case for expanding Promise Programs—which help students complete their degree—to the adult student population.

ACE at 100: The GED® as a Critical and Evolving Tool for College and Career Success

Most people have heard of the GED, but many might not know that it was created by ACE in 1942, after the United States Armed Forces Institute approached ACE with a request to develop tests to measure high school-level academic skills.

Community College Research Center Reports on Labor Market Value of Stackable Credentials

In a recent report released by the Community College Research Center, researchers Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield examined whether or not there is evidence of the labor market value of stacking credentials.

Faculty Development as an Authentic Professional Practice

For most college instructors, regular participation in their teaching development is neither a workplace expectation nor a professional obligation. Yet faculty who regularly participate in professional development improve their students’ chances for success.

CSU Innovations In Developmental Education Will Support Those Who Need It Most

California State University is preparing to implement a host of policy changes that will improve student achievement and lead to more Californians earning a high-quality degree in less time—including a revamp of the support structure for underprepared students in need of skill development.

Live Like a Student: UNI’s Financial Literacy Strategy Reduces Student Debt

The University of Northern Iowa has decreased student debt upon graduation by an average of $3,300 per borrower since 2010. President Mark Nook discusses the cornerstone of that success—Live Like a Student, the university’s counseling and financial literacy program.

ACUE Announces Collaboration With Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), an organization working with dozens of colleges and universities to put great teaching at the heart of their student success agenda, has announced a collaboration with Bonni Stachowiak and the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

Community Insights: 15 to Finish, Or One More Course?

In their third “Community Insights” report, Civitas Learning examines persistence among part-time students and the gap in persistence rates between part-time and full-time students. The brief also provides examples of what institutions successfully working to close these gaps are doing to support their part-time students.

ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings and Welfare

The report found that while Pell eligibility does not necessarily increase or change the likelihood of a student choosing to go to college or not, relatively small additional grant aid at college entry substantially increases college completion and earnings.

Second-Wave Competency-Based Education: A Focus on Quality

The second CBE wave—more grounded and focused on quality than the first—is underway, and resources to support development of high-quality programs include the University of Wisconsin Flexible Option case study.