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Many American colleges should be proud of how they navigated COVID-19. The next draft of history should reflect their success.

Campuses across the country are moving toward a more a sustainable set of pandemic-response practices—a transition with which much of society is struggling. Longwood University’s Justin Pope thinks history will show that many liberal arts colleges were in the lead, both in 2020 and today.

February 1, 2022

Smith College Replaces Student Loans With Grants, Making Access and Equity a Priority

Beginning in fall 2022, Smith College will replace federal loans with institutional grants for all current and future undergraduates. Smith President Kathleen McCartney explains the three reasons that drove this decision.

October 26, 2021

Student in a pink mask at California State commencement

Virtual Learning Can Be a Gateway to Increasing Equity in Higher Education

Much remains uncertain about what the fall 2021 semester will bring, but it’s increasingly obvious that expanded online offerings will be a welcome development—both now and for many years to come. Read more from Joseph I. Castro, chancellor of The California State University.

September 8, 2021

Student working on laptop

Do Institutions Really Know What Is Going on With Their Students’ Mental Health?

A number of studies, articles and blog posts in recent years have hinted that campuses are figuratively hanging off of a mental health cliff. Kate Wolfe-Lyga and Marcus Hotaling write that while numerous factors that have likely contributed to this increase in need, the main concern is whether colleges and universities have the capacity to support their students’ mental health.

June 28, 2021

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.

June 2, 2021

Shared Equity Leadership: Transforming Campus Communities Is a Collective Responsibility

Shared equity leadership can help dismantle the systems that perpetuate inequities by drawing upon the strengths of a range of campus stakeholders rather than the perspective of a single leader.

May 24, 2021

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Rethinking the Academy: Lessons From Higher Ed’s Response to Equity Concerns During COVID-19

With vaccines now available and campuses preparing for a return to “normal,” higher education leaders must ask what we have learned about our institutions’ capacity for change and how we will incorporate that learning into a post-COVID future, not just in terms of teaching and learning but also in considering equity and inclusion.

May 24, 2021

Examining HR Hiring Practices for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Community Colleges

Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?

May 3, 2021

Boston College student

Refocusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from a Community of Practice

As the pandemic continues exacerbating the effects of structural barriers that communities of color face in our country, now is the time to commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and make a true difference in the lives of our students and campus communities. Auburn’s Taffye Benson Clayton writes about the work of ACE’s community of practice on DEI.

January 13, 2021

On Scandal, Trust, and the Role of College Presidents in Times of Crisis

ACE partnered with researchers from the USC Rossier School of Education to field a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their viewpoints on college admissions and public trust in higher education. Read the survey results along with some equity-focused strategies that could strengthen the process.

October 28, 2020

Students walking on campus at Tulane University

Maximizing Your Dean Team

Creating a team that can effectively work together is key to the success of the entire academic enterprise. Read advice on how to manage that process from retired CAOs Michael A. Gealt and B.J. Reed.

October 20, 2020

Supporting Students Through Faculty Professional Development

Marielena DeSanctis, college provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student services at Broward, recently spoke with Sherri Hughes, ACE’s assistant vice president of professional learning, about the impact of the ACUE program on faculty development, equity, and student success.

October 19, 2020