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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.”

Reconsidering the Pipeline Problem: Increasing Faculty Diversity

Kimberly A. Griffin writes that a pathway is a better metaphor than a pipeline when considering how to diversify college and university faculty. This is the third in a series sparked by recent student protests and the national dialogue on diversity and inclusion.

A Tenure and Promotion Wish List

For a recent ACE study on how international activities and engagement are rewarded (or not) in the tenure process, Robin Helms analyzed 91 tenure policy documents from 61 U.S. institutions. Putting herself in the shoes of a junior faculty member, she has compiled a wish list for what she would like to see in campus tenure policies and procedures.  

Facing Crisis in Faculty Retirement, Institutions Find Creative Solutions

Like other sectors of the U.S. workforce, higher education is facing a looming crisis in retirement as baby boomer faculty plan the next chapter of their lives. ACE’s Jean McLaughlin discusses five key takeaways on faculty retirement, for both institutions and faculty members themselves. This piece is drawn from the recent book, Faculty Retirement: Best Practices for Navigating the Transition.

Faculty and CFOs: It’s Not Us Versus Them

Instead of viewing each other as opposing sides, both faculty and business officers must come together to participate in budget discussions and help ensure that institutions are operating in ways that are financially sustainable, writes Audrey Bilger.