The Advantages of Being a New President in a Virtual World

Cathy Sandeen joined Cal State East Bay as president in the middle of the pandemic. To her surprise, virtual leadership has had unmistakable upsides.

Learner Records: If You Build It, Will They Use It?

There’s promising evidence that easier connections across higher education and work—especially innovations that allow learners to completely unbundle education—can improve economic mobility and equity in outcomes.

Lessons Learned from Rural Community Colleges’ Response to COVID-19

An array of challenges have shaped the response of rural community colleges to COVID-19. Yet an informal survey of rural institutions indicates that this is not a story of defeat, but one of creativity and commitment.

We Need to Talk About Learning Continuity

Amid all the transitions that students and colleges will be going through in the coming months, we need to start experimenting with new tools and practices—like blockchain—that hold the potential to equitably safeguard, verify, and share learning no matter where it happens, writes ACE’s Louis Soares.

FBI Report Addresses Hacking in Online Classes and Other Meetings

Tthere has been a significant uptick in reports of conference disruptions by individuals posting pornographic or hate images and using threatening language. In light of these security concerns, the FBI has sent out a press release on how to use the platform more securely.

Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition

COVID-19 is pressing millions of students and faculty into an experiment in teaching and learning that has implications for a new form of college-going that may transform our understanding of higher education. ACE’s Louis Soares writes that our knowledge of how students learn can help us figure out how to move forward.

Analytics in Higher Education and Barriers to Expansion

A recent report by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) examines the use of analytics in higher education.

ACE2019: Digital Transformation and the Future of Higher Education Leadership

On the first day of ACE 2019, Rod McDavis, managing principal of AGB Search, led a discussion between John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners, ACE President Ted Mitchell, and Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College to explore how higher education leaders are leveraging technology to transform their institutions.

Transforming Professional Learning and Building a New Higher Education Community

ACE believes that the power to sustain and renew American higher education lies in the creativity, commitment, and expertise of the thousands of leaders that work every day to educate students on the nation’s college campuses. Philip Rogers and Louis Soares discuss the Council’s efforts to develop affordable, scalable, professional learning opportunities to make institutions and leaders more effective.

Five New England Colleges Open Solar Plant to Offset Energy Use

Five ACE member institutions in New England are teaming up to build a solar power facility to help offset their use of electricity. Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and Williams College in Massachusetts and Bowdoin College in Maine will build the plant and purchase zero-carbon electricity from it when it is completed.

ACE2018: Innovation-Driven Approaches to Teaching Effectiveness

Efforts to improve the quality of instruction surface very differently across institutions based on mission, structure, approach, and population served. During a packed session at ACE2018, presenters delivered three 20-minute micro-sessions to thread the needle of technology-enhanced teaching and learning through the institutional, research, and instructional practice perspectives.

Study Abroad (At Home)

EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien writes that collaborative online international learning—or COIL—gives students and campuses options when it comes to study abroad.