The hurdles for community college students who are first-generation, low-income, and members of other underrepresented groups are often formidable. One model that over 300 community colleges have embraced to support these students is Guided Pathways. ACE Fellow Suzanne Wilson Summers takes a look.
January 24, 2020
ACE Fellows John Marx and Nancy Wayne are conducting an ongoing longitudinal study of the 2018-19 ACE Fellows class. Read what they have learned so far.
August 5, 2019
Presidents and chancellors of urban institutions are forging local partnerships—refuting the idea that the work of colleges and universities is cut off from the larger world.
May 15, 2019
If being president of a college or university can be the hardest job in the nation, leaders who move to a radically different place—in terms of sector, geography, or both—confront an added level of difficulty. Read the latest post from ACE Fellow John Marx.
March 4, 2019
Women’s colleges have been grabbing headlines in a year dominated by the politics of #metoo and the 2018 midterms, which saw more than 100 women elected to the House. But along with gender equity, these institutions must also prioritize diversity, John Marx and Elizabeth Hillman write.
November 29, 2018
In the upcoming months, John Marx will be blogging about his year in the ACE Fellows Program in a series of posts centered on the idea of “place” in American higher education leadership. Marx, professor and chair of the English Department at University of California, Davis, is spending his year working with President Elizabeth Hillman at Mills College in Oakland, California.
September 26, 2018
Cindy Kane, a 2016–17 ACE Fellow, used her year in the program to reimagine her position at Bridgewater State University—and plan an innovative next step in her career.
August 8, 2018
Faculty member or administrator? Rob Deemer, member of the ACE Fellows Class of 2016-17, says maybe both: Leadership development programs can add to your career options rather than make you abandon the academic discipline you love.
March 1, 2017
Sherri Lind Hughes, a former ACE Fellows Program participant and now director, writes about the power of the program to prepare leaders in higher education.
February 6, 2017
Since 1965, more than 1,800 vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program. Over the next nine months, ACE Leadership Vice President Lynn M. Gangone will bring an inside look to the program as the members of the 2016-17 cohort embark on a path to senior higher education leadership. First up, the opening retreat.
September 19, 2016