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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Postcard From the AAC&U Annual Meeting: Global Learning at Emerson College

Central to Emerson’s internationalization plan is a set of global learning outcomes, which have been integrated into a broader set of learning outcomes that address Emerson’s core educational mission. All students benefit from global learning opportunities, and student learning remains at the heart of the institution’s internationalization efforts.

Richmond Joins Effort to Recruit, Graduate More Lower-income Students

The University of Richmond is among the growing number of ACE member institutions participating in the American Talent Initiative, a program dedicated to substantially expanding opportunity and access for low- and moderate-income students. President Ronald Crutcher discusses the importance of committing to the ATI.

Morgan State University Paving the Way for Adult Learners Through CPL

Research shows that adult learners are more likely to enroll in, persist in and complete postsecondary education programs when institutions recognize students’ previous experiences and grant credit for prior learning. With a boost from ACE’s Center for Education, Attainment and Innovation’s College and University Partnerships, Morgan State University, the largest historically black college and university in Maryland, is doing just that.

Western Governors University, Ohio Community Colleges Collaborate to Meet Needs of Adult Students

A partnership between Western Governors University (WGU) and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) will extend online, competency-based learning opportunities to all Ohio community college graduates. The agreement announced in October allows the graduates, as well as community college employees, to seamlessly transfer their coursework to WGU while also receiving a tuition discount at the accredited, nonprofit online university.

Hamline University Equipping First Generation Students With Services & Support

Asking for help can be daunting on a college campus—just ask any first-year student. But for those who are the first in their family to attend college and may lack the built-in familial support systems that other students might have, it may be hard to even identify who to ask. A new program at Hamline University is making it easier to know where to turn.

Wayne State University Taps Local Students for M.D. Talent

With the unique duality of being a top tier research institution in a socioeconomically diverse urban environment, Wayne State University believes it has the ability and the obligation to give back to its community. So WSU has tapped into a pool of underserved yet bright and promising Detroit high school scholars with its recently launched Wayne Med-Direct program.

University of Missouri Leaders Share Progress on Diversity, Inclusion Initiatives

After the University of Missouri System and its Columbia campus were rocked by student protests last year, leaders there announced initiatives designed to address diversity and inclusion. UM System Interim President Michael Middleton and MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley recently provided updates on the progress made in areas such as increasing the number of minority faculty members.

Georgia Gwinnett College Strengthening the STEM Pipeline, One Student at a Time

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is putting its ideas into practice through a bold initiative designed to both improve retention in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and prepare STEM students for life post-graduation. This commitment is born from a 2014 White House initiative that GGC signed onto, led by president Stanley “Stas” Preczewski,… Read more »

From Foster Care to College to Career, Western Michigan Provides Pipeline of Support

For students aging out of the foster care system and going to college, the unknowns often outnumber the knowns. Western Michigan University (WMU) has set out to answer these uncertainties by providing a network of support on campus, in Michigan and across the nation.