Why Higher Education Is Still Our Country’s Greatest Defense

Given all the changes in the past century, how can the higher education community leverage its strengths to do an even better job of contributing to national security? Michele Spires discussed how workforce development transcends mere job training—and why it’s so crucial now.

June 11, 2024

New student orientation at Lafayette College. Students are gathered on the quad and a group of them are leading an activity.

Creating and Sustaining Wellness Cultures for Faculty, Staff, and Students to Thrive

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Elizabeth R. Click examine the influence of workplace culture on well-being, emphasizing the importance of campus leaders in creating supportive environments. They argue for the value of investing in wellness programs and initiatives as a way to improve the health of campus communities.

May 13, 2024

Strategic Presidential Leadership and Wrap-Around Student Services

Presidents who set a clear vision for a thriving community where every student feels they belong will set in motion an ecosystem where faculty and staff assume shared responsibility for student success, from recruitment through graduation, writes Devorah Lieberman.

April 19, 2024

Participants at ACE"s 2024 Women's Conference sitting in the audience of a presentation, with one woman in glasses and a red scarf standing up to ask a question.

Beyond March: Supporting Women on the Path to the College Presidency

Amidst the flurry of acknowledgments and celebrations we see every March during Women’s History Month, Devorah Lieberman writes that there’s a deeper conversation to be had about how we support women on their professional journeys in higher education.

April 3, 2024

Cultivating a Culture of Civility and Meaningful Dialogue on Campus During Elections

Drawing on her experience as president of the University of La Verne during active political campaigns, Devorah Lieberman offers strategies to equip students with essential skills that help foster civil discourse and build a thriving campus community.

March 19, 2024

Beyond Crisis Management: How Presidents Can Create a Campus Where Everyone Belongs

Despite the media narrative of division and unrest, many colleges across the country are focused on building thriving communities where everyone belongs. Devorah Lieberman explores how presidents can create that environment by providing access to essential needs and empowering students to succeed.

February 11, 2024

The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

As 2023 draws to a close, Devorah Lieberman, the former president of the University of La Verne, offers a roadmap for college and university presidents on how to support students, ensure campus safety, and foster a climate of tolerance during national and global crises.

November 28, 2023

What Can Colleges and Universities Do to Support the Mental Health of Their Student-Athletes?

The demands of the college experience can place significant stress on student-athletes, which can in turn impact their mental heatlh. How can higher education leaders, coaches, and faculty work together to address these challenges?

November 3, 2023

Course Sharing: Business Models and the Learning Ecosystem in Action

Read the third piece in a series focused on exploring the concept of a postsecondary learning ecosystem—one that includes not only traditional higher education institutions but also alternative providers that connect learners to the labor market.

August 10, 2023

WISHES: A New Measurement Approach to Support Systemic Change in Student Wellbeing

The Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing has created a new survey—available at no cost—to provide colleges and universities with timely and actionable data to adapt and improve institutional norms, structures, and processes so all students can thrive and flourish.

July 28, 2023

Reimagining Higher Education: A New Campus in Colorado, Open to Everyone

Colorado State Chancellor Tony Frank discusses CSU Spur, a unique public campus in Denver that offers free hands-on learning to people of all ages. The goal: to address disparities in college attendance and success, ignite curiosity in K-12 students, and serve as a hub of innovation.

July 6, 2023

Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency

As we seek to bring long-overdue inclusion to higher education, it’s time to reimagine the current pipeline to the presidency and eliminate the pitfalls historically marginalized people face. Ashley L. Gray explains how succession planning is a critical part of this process.

June 26, 2023