New Study Highlights Value of ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

According to a new study, many department chairs receive only minimal training. And when chairs do receive training, they typically focus on hard skills “that may or may not be relevant rather than on interpersonal and other soft skills that can make or break a departmental climate.” That is an area where ACE’s Leadership Academy for Department Chairs can make a difference.

Shared Governance, Shared Responsibility: One CAO’s Lessons Learned

In many ways, these are times of upheaval in American higher education. Operating assumptions that institutions have relied upon to guide practice seem no longer to be reliably practical or even wise. Birmingham-Southern College (AL) Provost Michelle Behr shares tips culled from BSC’s experience with engaging faculty to help address the challenges facing their college.

What Should Boards Know About Teaching?

The Association of Governing Boards’ Trusteeship Magazine recently asked Kevin P. Reilly, president emeritus and Regent Professor at the University of Wisconsin System, about his work with the new national teacher training and credentialing program spearheaded by ACUE and ACE, and why it’s so important that boards understand what good teaching is and how to promote it on their campuses.

New From ACUE: Learning Never Ends, the Science of Students’ Brains, More

As the fall semester ramps up, read a selection of posts from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) blog, The Q. Sign up for The ‘Q’ Newsletter for the latest news and insights about higher education teaching and learning.

The Prose of Participation: 15 Minutes with Julie Schrock and Steven Benko

This Q&A was originally posted on the Association of College and University Educators blog, The Q.  We started the month of August with an invigorating trip to Asheville, North Carolina, for the Lilly Conference on Designing Effective Teaching. In between a whirlwind of sessions, we asked some presenters to share their work and ideas.

How Cal State LA Promotes Civic Learning

Michael Willard, faculty director of service learning for California State University LA’s Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, writes about how to prepare faculty to prepare students to be civically engaged citizens.  

ACUE Welcomes Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Board Discussion on Effective College Instruction

Originally posted on ACUE’s Q Blog.  The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) held its Board of Advisors meeting last week in Washington, DC, and was joined by some special guests, including a top official at the U.S. Department of Education.

Full-Time Faculty for Freshmen at Governors State University

Governors State University (GSU) has filled its freshman program entirely with full-time professors as part of an effort to pair GSU’s most vulnerable learners—many of them first-generation college students from low-income households—with some of its most experienced educators.

The Future of the Academic Enterprise

Academics often wonder about the future of higher education as technological changes arrive at an increasingly fast rate. A session at ACE2016 on “The Future of the Academic Enterprise” staked the claim that evolution in the academic core will drive the most meaningful change.

Faculty Development and Student Success

“The results are in, folks. Faculty development does have an incredible effect on student success.”

Mastering the Art of Teaching

As ACE and the Association of College and University Educators’ launch a national effort to advance effective higher education instruction, Deborah Seymour writes on the importance of quality teaching at the college level.

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.”