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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Featured Posts

Harvey Mudd College Confronts Lack of Female Computer Science Majors

“Dork,” “Nerd” and “Geek” are stereotypes that surround the computer science major at most colleges and universities. An even more prevalent CS stereotype? Male. Although Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe herself embraces the title of “dork,” she is working to change the perception that all computer scientists are men.

Indiana University School of Medicine Enhancing Career Flexibility

According to recent research, care giving support is integral to work-life balance. But a gap persists between the need for childcare and eldercare and access to those resources. As the largest medical school in the United States, the Indiana University School of Medicine sought out ways to solve this problem by creating a “Work-Life Portal.”

Ohio State Buckeyes Commit for Life, Four Years at a Time

A program at Ohio State University is giving new meaning to mentorship. Mentor-A-Buckeye is a unique mentorship initiative that pairs Ohio State undergraduates with ninth graders from underprivileged Columbus City Schools and a community leader who serves as a mentor to both students.

Grinnell College Helps Small Colleges Manage Risk

According to recent research, many higher education institutions do not have plans in place to identify and resolve risks that may negatively affect the school’s reputation or interfere with its mission. This is particularly true of small liberal arts colleges.

New UDC Student Center Signals Revitalization of Campus and Community

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) officially cut the ribbon last week on a project that has been decades in the making, bringing growth to both the campus and the community in which it resides.

Babson College Is Changing the Conversation for Women Entrepreneurs

Many of the programs in ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group—Moving the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership, the National and Regional Women’s Leadership Forums and the state-based ACE Women’s Network—are committed to the identification, development and advancement of women leaders in higher education. Babson College in Massachusetts is now doing the same for women in… Read more »

HBCUs to Participate in 2016 MLK Day Spread the Service Campaign

In honor of the upcoming 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we wanted to spotlight several of the many ACE member institutions giving back to their communities. From Jan. 18-23, 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will participate in an historic weeklong initiative to honor the day of service and commemorate the… Read more »

Shakespeare’s First Folio Begins Cross-Country Tour at University of Notre Dame

William Shakespeare is hitting the road, and he’s bringing his first folio with him. Among his stops will be 20 colleges and universities across the country, beginning next week with the University of Notre Dame (IN).

Northern Illinois University Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion On and Off the Field

At Northern Illinois University, diversity, inclusion and equity all play a key role in the institution’s overall vision. Including those elements in its institutional mission extends to all parts of NIU, including the athletics department.