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.

ACE2018: What Keeps College and University Presidents Up At Night?

The packed room at the concurrent session Monday morning devoted to exploring Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 survey of college and university presidents, conducted by Gallup and published Friday in conjunction with ACE2018, testified to the power of the topic: What Keeps Presidents Up at Night.

ACE2018: Harmonizing Interests in Campus Inclusion and Free Expression—Perspectives and Policy Recommendations

Understanding the complexities of free speech and expression on college campuses requires multi-faceted and targeted strategies. These strategies include universities correctly interpreting the law, institutional leadership managing expectations from varying stakeholders, and dealing with crises preemptively as they arise on campus.

ACE2018: Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part II—Having Hard Conversations

Moderated by Anne Clark Bartlett of the University of Washington-Tacoma, “Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part II: Having Hard Conversations” provided ACE2018 participants a window into both the challenges and opportunities of critical incidents on campuses today. In this interactive session, five Fellows from the 2017-18 cohort played the role of select higher education leadership, providing the various perspectives in having to manage the visit of a controversial speaker gone awry.

ACE2018: Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part I—The Past and Future

With an eye to the past of diversity and inclusion in the United States, “Higher Education’s Diversity Journey Part I: Past and Future” at ACE2018 focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion at institutions today.

ACE2018: Higher Education Leaders Gather in Washington for ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting

ACE staff are blogging on a selection of sessions and other events at ACE2018, the Council’s 100th Annual Meeting.

ACE2018: Women’s Leadership Dinner Keynote—Students Have the Solutions

In her keynote address to the Women’s Leadership Dinner at ACE2018, Dickinson College (PA) President Margee Ensign brought her audience first to Nigeria. While president of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), which was purposefully founded in one of the poorest places in the world, Ensign encountered food insecurity, corruption, and the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Claiming Our Story: The Importance of Higher Education to Transform Lives and Society

CASE President Sue Cunningham talks about why we need to tell the story of higher education as a public good—and how to do it.