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ACE2019: Ensuring the Success of Men of Color

ACE Vice President Lorelle Espinosa moderated a panel during ACE2019 on “Ensuring the Success of Men of Color: Lessons from Two Statewide Consortia,” featuring panelists Juan Sánchez Muñoz, president of the University of Houston, Downtown; Victor Sáenz, department chair and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin; and William Franklin, vice president of student affairs for California State University, Dominguez Hills.

ACE2019: Global Challenges to Civic Engagement

With civil discourse seemingly deteriorating on campuses and a public that is increasingly questioning the value of higher education, higher education leaders now more than ever are faced with the challenge of re-affirming the public mission of higher education. The ACE2019 session “Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: A Global Perspective” looked at the problem.

ACE2019: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education

In the ACE2019 session “The Three Cs: Creating, Calculating, and Communicating the Value of Higher Education,” panelists discussed how a commitment to instructional quality generates educational, financial, and reputational value. They asserted that we create value for our students every time they experience powerful teaching and learning and, upon graduation, send into the world champions of our value.

ACE2019: Assessing Challenges to the Value of Higher Education From a Journalist’s Perspective

There hasn’t been a hotter topic in higher education circles over the past several years than whether the public no longer believes that a college education is worth the cost—or at least as a good a value as in years past—and if so, why? And what can be done to demonstrate to Americans that by any standard, the average person with a postsecondary degree is better off than someone without one? Three veteran journalists gathered at ACE2019 to assess these questions.

 

ACE2019: Faculty Impact on Career Readiness

Representatives from Strada Education Network, the Career Leadership Collective, and the Association of College and University Educators joined forces to facilitate the session “From Impactful Classes to Rewarding Careers: The Unique Influence of Faculty on Students’ Career Readiness and Satisfaction” to a packed room of highly engaged attendees at ACE2019.

Georgia State University President Wins 2019 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award

The TIAA Institute announced this week that Georgia State University President Mark Becker is the recipient of the 2019 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The award recognizes a college or university president or chancellor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Victor Thomas Receive 2019 Dr. John Hope Franklin Award

The Dr. John Hope Franklin Awards Reception was held Monday evening at ACE2019. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced the awardees last month: Harvard historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Michael T. Nettles, a nationally recognized as a top policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance and achievement and educational equity.

ACE2019: Leading a Community During the Kavanaugh Hearings

When a Palo Alto University (CA) faculty member stepped forward and became embroiled in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the institution was pulled into a storm. On Sunday at ACE2019, three higher education leaders reflected on this journey and provided perspective to those gathered during the session “Through the Storm: Leading a Community During the Kavanaugh Hearings.”

ACE2019: Creating Programs for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This panel explored the range of programs for students with intellectual disabilities and highlighted the institutional support necessary to make these programs a success.

ACE2019: International Student Strategies in Difficult Times

The ACE2019 session “International Students: Institutional Strategies in Difficult Times” examined the downward trend in new international enrollment in U.S. higher education institutions, and how institutions are working to address these trends.

ACE2019: Connecting Veterans with Quality Higher Education Institutions

With a growing number of veterans taking advantage of the GI Bill, it is critical for senior leaders on college and university campuses to continually stay abreast of the emerging opportunities and challenges of serving veterans in their successful higher education journey. An ACE2019 session on Monday discussed strategies for success and partnerships that are delivering value.

Higher Education Community Gathers in Philadelphia for ACE2019

Read posts from a selection of sessions and other events at ACE2019, the Council’s 101st Annual Meeting held March 10-12 in Philadelphia.