Institutions, Students and Degree Production: Increases Over the Past Decade

ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy has released an updated version its Basic Facts About U.S. Higher Education Today infographic as part of the Higher Education Spotlight series. This analysis examines the diversity of the higher education landscape, student outcomes, and the widespread payoffs of a college education.

New Gates Foundation Podcast: Innovation, Equity, and Excellence

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success team recently released the first episode in its new podcast, To a Degree. Moderated by Casey Green from The Campus Computing Project, the podcast will feature higher education professionals, institutions and organizations discussing various issues related to postsecondary innovation, policy, practice and success.

Tara Turley: Student of the Year Award Represents Possibility for Adults Returning to Education

Tara Turley, a single mother and electrician who employed her skills to assist her flood-ravaged West Virginia community, received ACE’s 2016 Student of the Year March 13 at ACE2017. In her acceptance speech, Turley said the award “represents all the hardworking men and women that I stand next to every day in the field, it represents… Read more »

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García: “Diversity Is the Key to the American Dream for All of Us”

Watch Mildred García, president of California State University, Fullerton, accept the 2017 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award March 14 at ACE2017.

How Higher Education Leaders Are Making Great Teaching A Priority On Their Campuses

How can institutions ensure that effective instruction is a key component of their student success plans? That question was at the center of a lively discussion at ACE2017 on Sunday afternoon. In the concurrent session “Great Teaching Is No Longer Optional,” college and university leaders shared fresh insights on how they are implementing new programs… Read more »

American College Application Campaign: Working with Higher Education Leaders to Promote Access and Completion

During the ACE2017 session on “American College Application Campaign: Working with Higher Education Leaders to Promote Access and Completion,” attendees heard from key leaders of Delaware’s college application campaign, Delaware College Application Month.

Connections Between Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

During a packed Sunday morning session at ACE2017, three panelists discussed the critical connections between effective classroom instruction, improved student outcomes and institutional efficiency. The session was part of a collaboration between ACE and Strada Education Network to produce research, white papers, and a quality framework on the topic.

A Global Conversation on Student Success

Leaders of higher education institutions and associations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States shared notes on plans to increase postsecondary education attainment at an ACE2017 panel session Monday, March 13, sponsored by the Lumina Foundation.

How Can We Better Communicate the Meaning of New Credentials?

A Sunday morning session at ACE2017 looked at the work of Credential Engine, a nonprofit organization established to create an open-source registry to help stakeholders share information about credentials, as well as more broadly at what’s driving the need for credentials in higher education.

Leaders’ Perspectives: Using Data to Drive Student Success

During the ACE2017 session “Using Data to Drive Student Success,” four panelists shared their own experiences in utilizing data to identify best practices across campuses, engage faculty and staff and improve student success.

Center for Urban Education Releases Series on Equity, Attainment and State Policy

The Center for Urban Education at University of Southern California and the Lumina Foundation have released a series of resources to inform state leaders and policymakers of practices and strategies to increase equity in higher education policy and to guide them through the process.

First in My Family: Supporting First-Generation College Students

This video from the American Youth Policy Forum features the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. It is estimated that between one-third and one-half of college students are first-generation. However, fewer than one-third of these students who enroll in a four year college will graduate within six years.