UMMC Center for Telehealth Gives Rural Patients Innovative Access to Healthcare

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the state’s only academic medical center, is working to improve access to healthcare for tens of thousands of rural residents who might otherwise go without—all through a secure digital video and audio connection.

Bringing Global Learning to West Virginia

Glenville State College in West Virginia is bringing global learning to its rural Appalachian campus—where 85 percent of students come from the surrounding counties—by connecting faculty and students online to teach and learn with their peers in Spain and Mexico. Megan Gibbons and Heather Ward look at how making international connections through online learning is transforming the college.

Harvey Mudd College Confronts Lack of Female Computer Science Majors

“Dork,” “Nerd” and “Geek” are stereotypes that surround the computer science major at most colleges and universities. An even more prevalent CS stereotype? Male. Although Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe herself embraces the title of “dork,” she is working to change the perception that all computer scientists are men.

#HBCUWeek: North Carolina A&T Goes the Distance With Distance Learning

As the higher education community celebrates HBCU Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is among the ACE member institutions in the news for promoting education excellence and innovation. A&T is already the nation’s largest HBCU, but it is now working to increase its enrollment even further by expanding and emphasizing distance education.

HBCUs Investing in STEM Careers

Several HBCUS are getting an extra boost encouraging careers in STEM fields thanks to a unique new partnership with Google. Designed to diversify the STEM workforce and bring students out west to the hubs of innovation in Silicon Valley, Google software engineers spend the semester on a campus to mentor and teach students and advise the institutions on the curriculum.

UNC-Chapel Hill Accelerating the Search for an AIDS Cure

This week a groundbreaking partnership was announced between UNC-Chapel Hill, a leader at the forefront of AIDS research, and GlaxoSmithKline, one of the top producers of HIV drugs, to create a new venture that will leverage government funds, private investment and research to accelerate the search to eradicate AIDS.

What Will “College 2050” Look Like?

What will “College 2050” look like? A panel at the closing plenary of ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting agreed that technology and innovation can play key roles in increasing the number of first-generation and low-income students who enroll and complete their degrees. But that technology must be deployed in ways that engage students in collaborative, supportive… Read more »

Student Success: A Vital Part of the 21st Century College Presidency

There is no dearth of challenges facing college and university presidents these days, from pressures on the higher education business model to questions about how to best leverage fast-changing learning technology.

VIDEO: Information Technology and the Future of Teaching and Learning

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy opened ACE’s Annual Meeting Sunday evening with the 2015 Robert H. Atwell Lecture.

Will the TEACH Act Make Higher Education More Accessible?

Colleges and universities are committed to creating the best possible learning experience for all of their students. In the case of students with disabilities, this means providing accessible campuses and learning materials that support their education. Meeting these goals can be challenging, but we believe that institutions working together with students can determine the best course of action.

VIDEO: Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education

Our colleagues at the Council on Library and Information Services and Vanderbilt University (TN) are looking at how the higher education community can manage the transition from analog to digital technology in a way that stresses access, collaboration and inclusion.

Virginia Supreme Court Rules on U.Va. FOIA Case

The Supreme Court of Virginia today ruled in favor of the University of Virginia ​(U.Va.) in its attempt to protect researchers and their work from unwarranted access through the commonwealth’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)​. The unanimous decision in the case American Tradition Institute v. the University of Virginia is the latest development in the university’s effort to protect… Read more »