The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

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Stanford University Offers Promising New Program for Veterans

There’s a lot of excellent work being done on college and university campuses to assist student veterans, and we wanted to share an example of one such project: Stanford University’s 2 to 4: A Veteran’s Accelerator. It’s designed for veterans attending community colleges who are exploring a four-year degree.

Innovative Partnership Breaking Down Barriers in the Science World

NPR’s CodeSwitch blog featured a great story last week on a partnership between Vanderbilt University and Fisk University—both located in Nashville—that is successfully helping women and minority students earn PhDs in the sciences.

Two Partnerships Will Help Mid-Atlantic Community College Students Earn Four-Year Degrees

If you’re a community college student at certain institutions in the Philadelphia-Camden area, entering a four-year bachelor’s degree program just got a whole lot easier. Drexel University (PA) recently entered into an agreement with Delaware County Community College so that students can earn credits towards a bachelor’s degree while simultaneously taking classes at DCCC.

Boise State Among Institutions Honored as a “Model of Efficiency”

University Business magazine recently honored Boise State University (ID) for implementing an innovative solution to students’ printing troubles. The award is part of the publication’s “Models of Efficiency” program, which recognizes work by colleges and universities to enact “effective and successful solutions” on campus.

Auburn Architecture Students Want to Bring $20,000 House to the Entire Country

Rural Studio, an undergraduate program at Auburn University, gives students the opportunity to put their architecture skills to the test in some of west Alabama’s most underserved and poverty-stricken counties. 

Cultivating the Benefits of the Humanities

Even amid a push to improve U.S. education in fields such as science and engineering, it is vital for colleges and universities to continue to stress the importance of the humanities and social sciences to students, say two of our member presidents in an op-ed published today in The Washington Post.

Ohio State Leading Charge to Raise Black Mens’ Graduation Rates

The Columbus Dispatch has a great story on the work The Ohio State University is doing to raise the graduation rate of African-American men. Ohio State has implemented specialized classes, leadership institutes, guest lectures, and events specifically designed to help these students succeed and stay on the path to graduation. 

University of Toledo Providing Resources to Ensure Student Veterans’ Academic Success

In honor of Veterans’ Day Monday, we are highlighting one of the institutions doing exemplary work to assist veterans making the transition from the military to higher education. At the University of Toledo’s (OH) Military Service Center, staff members work with student veterans to develop an individualized course of action designed to meet their needs and encourage academic success.

Montgomery Co. Community College Forges First International Partnership With South Korean University

Montgomery County Community College (PA) recently formed an innovative partnership with Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea. The partnership, Montco’s first and the only global community college agreement of its kind in Pennsylvania, will allow students to easily transfer to Dongseo to obtain a bachelor’s degree.