The Advantages of Being a New President in a Virtual World

Cathy Sandeen joined Cal State East Bay as president in the middle of the pandemic. To her surprise, virtual leadership has had unmistakable upsides.

Rethinking the Academy: Lessons From Higher Ed’s Response to Equity Concerns During COVID-19

With vaccines now available and campuses preparing for a return to “normal,” higher education leaders must ask what we have learned about our institutions’ capacity for change and how we will incorporate that learning into a post-COVID future, not just in terms of teaching and learning but also in considering equity and inclusion.

Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

Department of Education Should Not Leave Needy Students Out in the Cold in Midst of a Pandemic

The Trump administration has rejected the opportunity to do the right thing by all students in distributing CARES Act emergency grants. We must hope that Congress does not allow them to do it again.

Lessons Learned from Rural Community Colleges’ Response to COVID-19

An array of challenges have shaped the response of rural community colleges to COVID-19. Yet an informal survey of rural institutions indicates that this is not a story of defeat, but one of creativity and commitment.

Shared Leadership As a Strategy for Leading in a Time of Crisis and Beyond

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many faculty and campus leaders have begun working together in new ways, unlocking a new capacity for collaboration and innovation that we did not know we had. How can we keep this sense of common purpose after the crisis passes?

Survival to Transformation: Navigating Fiscal Distress During COVID-19

The challenge ahead for higher education is unprecedented, and the typical solutions won’t sustain our institutions. If we can’t go back to what we used to be before COVID-19, we must instead evolve to something better, writes ACE’s Philip Rogers.

Supporting College Students Through a Public Health Crisis: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast, significantly affecting 13 million people in states throughout the region. Ruth M. López and Vincent D. Carales of the University of Houston look at what colleges can learn from Hurricane Harvey to address student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition

COVID-19 is pressing millions of students and faculty into an experiment in teaching and learning that has implications for a new form of college-going that may transform our understanding of higher education. ACE’s Louis Soares writes that our knowledge of how students learn can help us figure out how to move forward.

Can Internationalization Survive Coronavirus? You Need to See My Data.

Coronavirus has been a blow to study abroad and foreign exchange. But as Robin Helms explains, the most powerful lever for international education is not moving people back and forth. It’s what’s happening on our own campuses.

NACUA Webinar: Legal Issues Associated with Campus Law Enforcement

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) will present a webinar Dec. 4 from 12-2 p.m. ET on “Preserving the Peace: Legal Issues Associated with Campus Law Enforcement.”

Don’t Call it a Scandal

As provost, what is your role during during times of crisis on campus? Gail F. Baker, provost at the University of San Diego, considers this question in the latest post from the Association of Chief Academic Officers.