Free Expression on Campus: Presidents Respond to 2018 Knight-Gallup Survey of College Students

The Knight Foundation has released an updated version of its survey on how college students see the First Amendment—and what they think about the relationship between inclusion and free expression. Seven college presidents and chancellors respond to the results.

ACE at 100: Commemoration Through Art

In 1993, ACE approached Jacob Lawrence to use his work, University, to commemorate our 75th anniversary. To continue this tradition of recognizing historic milestones through art, ACE commissioned a sculpture last year in honor of our 100th anniversary, from artist Therman Statom. Statom works primarily in glass out of his studio in Omaha, Nebraska, and has deep roots in the support of education at all levels.

To A Degree Podcast Explores Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

In this episode of To A Degree, guests Ted Mitchell. Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

Guns on Campus: An Unfolding Public Health Crisis

President Emeritus Leo Lambert of Elon University writes that it will take courage, moral leadership, and political will to solve the crisis of gun violence at colleges and universities and K-12 schools.

Presidential Perspectives on the Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion were the focus of the March 8 NADOHE/ACE Joint Session, “Addressing Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in U.S. Higher Education: The Role of College and University Chancellors/Presidents in Today’s Colleges and Universities.”

ACE2018: Addressing College Student Health and Well-Being

At the session “Addressing College Student Health and Well-Being: What Senior Leaders Need to Know,” five panelists discussed the biology, sociology, and history behind mental health on campuses.

Video: Dealing With the Historical Injustice of Slavery on Today’s College Campuses

Ruth Simmons, former president of Brown University, and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia discuss how the legacy of slavery impacts the modern-day fulfillment of higher education’s mission.

Video: Free Speech on Campus—What Students Think and How We Respond

Panelists at the closing plenary of ACE2018 unpacked the findings of a new report on student beliefs and attitudes on the First Amendment and discussed what they mean for campuses.

Video: Freeman Hrabowski on Why Higher Education Matters

Watch Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, talk about why he believes higher education matters now more than ever at ACE2018. Hrabowski is the recipient of the 2018 ACE Lifetime Achievement Award.

Video: Nancy Zimpher Discusses College Completion and Leadership in 2018 Atwell Lecture

Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor emeritus, senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, and faculty member at the University at Albany (NY), gave the keynote address during the ACE2018 Robert H. Atwell Plenary March 11. Watch her full remarks.

ACE2018: Harnessing the Data Analytics Revolution for Student Success

Harnessing the analytics revolution presents an opportunity for colleges and universities to create a campus-wide culture of data-informed decision making, while increasing the success of the students they serve and strengthening institutional sustainability. The ACE2018 session, “Enabling the Data-Informed CEO” sought to unpack the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in their efforts to harness the analytics revolution.

President Of Southern New Hampshire University Wins 2018 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award

The TIAA Institute announced today that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) President Paul LeBlanc has received the 2018 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The award recognizes a university president or chancellor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.