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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45 Colleges Commit to Sustainability at Agnes Scott Signing Ceremony

In 2007, more than 650 colleges and universities committed to reducing carbon emissions through the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Earlier this week, 45 of those institutions took this pledge one step further by committing to incorporate new climate resilience initiatives to address the long-term impact of climate change.

New CSUSM Center Helps Latinos Overcome Academic Obstacles

At California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), nearly 40 percent of the student body identifies as Latino. Unfortunately, many first-generation Latino students face major hurdles to pursuing a post-secondary education. And when they do enroll, they often find the transition challenging—which is why CSUSM launched The Latin@ Center earlier this month.

#HBCUWeek: North Carolina A&T Goes the Distance With Distance Learning

As the higher education community celebrates HBCU Week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is among the ACE member institutions in the news for promoting education excellence and innovation. A&T is already the nation’s largest HBCU, but it is now working to increase its enrollment even further by expanding and emphasizing distance education.

Maricopa Community Colleges Help Foster Youth Transition to Success

Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) recently launched a new project aimed at creating a community of support and access for youth aging out of the foster care system. The “Bridging Success Initiative” will help foster children get into and complete college by focusing on retention, degree completion and transfer.

Institutions Using Required Reading to Forge Campus Connections

As colleges and universities gear up for the fall semester, many students are likely scrambling to finish one last task: summer reading. Many schools require incoming freshman, and sometimes the entire student body, to read one book in order to create academic and other connections across the campus community. Here’s what several of our member institutions are reading for this fall.

Reinventing a Program, Revitalizing a City at Tulane’s School of Architecture

Ten years ago next week, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, wreaking havoc on the region including a number of higher education institutions. As one of the many schools affected by Katrina, Tulane University (LA) spent years rebuilding its own campus. But Tulane has also spent that time helping rebuild New Orleans as a whole.

Sinclair Community College Making Strides Toward Completion

Over the past 15 years, Sinclair Community College has committed to increasing completion rates and improving student success. Through a series of campus-wide initiatives, including making student orientation mandatory, workforce connections, K-12 partnerships, and streamlining student support services, Sinclair has increased its 5-year graduation by 75 percent since 1999.

Perennial Plants Take Root at Iowa State

Iowa State University is at the forefront of agricultural research, investing in innovative projects that will improve the future of sustainability, both in Iowa and across the globe. One such project is the study of giant perennial grasses like miscanthus, which can be used to create biomass, prevent soil erosion and protect water quality.

Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, Drake University and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation. The photos, memos, and other documents are from the collection of former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), author and chief sponsor of the landmark bill.