Johns Hopkins University Invests in Baltimore’s Future

After a tumultuous 2015 in Baltimore, administrators at Johns Hopkins University wondered what they could do to reaffirm their commitment to and help revitalize the city it calls home. And so BLocal, an initiative to build, hire and buy locally, was born.

The Right Credential for the Right Student at the Right Time

Credentials have proliferated in recent years to meet the diverse needs of our 21st century knowledge economy, including not only degrees, but also certificates, professional/industry certifications, licensures and badges. Deborah Seymour and Deborah Everhart write on the importance of sorting through this maze of post-secondary credentials.

Indiana University School of Medicine Enhancing Career Flexibility

According to recent research, care giving support is integral to work-life balance. But a gap persists between the need for childcare and eldercare and access to those resources. As the largest medical school in the United States, the Indiana University School of Medicine sought out ways to solve this problem by creating a “Work-Life Portal.”

Hanover Park’s Education and Work Center: Embarking on a Path of Hope

President Obama in 2014 signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which helps ensure that job seekers have access to strategically coordinated education, employment, training and support services. However, in a small town in Illinois, one mayor was already spearheading the kind of strategic planning the federal mandate would soon require. ACE Fellow Kenya F. Ayers takes a look.

Babson College Is Changing the Conversation for Women Entrepreneurs

Many of the programs in ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group—Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership, the National and Regional Women’s Leadership Forums and the state-based ACE Women’s Network—are committed to the identification, development and advancement of women leaders in higher education. Babson College in Massachusetts is now doing the same for women in… Read more »

McDaniel College Scholarship Program Aims for Diverse Workforce

Workforce diversity and postsecondary access are both key to creating a more creative and productive workforce. That’s why McDaniel College is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to create Teachers for Tomorrow, a scholarship program aimed at increasing higher education access and affordability for low-income students and developing a more diverse workforce in Howard County.

#HBCUWeek: North Carolina A&T Goes the Distance With Distance Learning

As the higher education community celebrates HBCU Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is among the ACE member institutions in the news for promoting education excellence and innovation. A&T is already the nation’s largest HBCU, but it is now working to increase its enrollment even further by expanding and emphasizing distance education.

ISU President Steven Leath: Prioritize Agricultural Research

By 2050, the world population is projected to increase by roughly one third, creating one of the greatest conundrums in history: How to produce as much food in the next 35 years as we have produced in the previous several thousand. Iowa State President Steven Leath writes about his institution’s role in addressing this challenge, and the need to make agricultural research a national priority.

Florida International University Cultivates Veterans and Vegetables

When veterans return home from active duty, many face a difficult question: what’s next? Florida International University (FIU) is hoping to answer that question with its new Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program.

ACE Endorses Call to Action for American “Innovation Imperative”

ACE was among the business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering groups yesterday issuing an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development.

Old Dominion University Offering Apprenticeships and Degrees

Inside Higher Ed has a great look at an apprentice program started at Old Dominion University that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering while also working full-time as an apprentice at a local shipyard.

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.