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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Florida International University Cultivates Veterans & Vegetables

When veterans return home from active duty, many face a difficult question: what’s next? Florida International University (FIU) is hoping to answer that question with its new Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program.

UC San Diego Expands College Opportunities for Native Youth

Despite increases in postsecondary enrollment over the past decade, Native American youth don’t always view college as an option. That’s why the University of California, San Diego is partnering with the Sycuan and Viejas tribes to promote college culture in the San Diego region.

Southern Utah University Program Saves Time & Tuition

Southern Utah University is hoping to save its students time and tuition spent on general education requirements through a specialized new program called Jumpstart GE. The program will launch this fall with an initial cohort of 50 freshmen, who will register for the same 17 credits per semester, cutting general education requirements down to one year instead of the typical two.

UMass Attracts Community College Honors Students With New Scholarship

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new scholarship program designed to encourage top students from the commonwealth’s community colleges to finish their bachelor’s degrees. The scholarship will expand on the work of MassTransfer, an initiative to encourage students to take advantage of community college’s lower costs before completing their degrees at UMass.

HBCUs Investing in STEM Careers

Several HBCUS are getting an extra boost encouraging careers in STEM fields thanks to a unique new partnership with Google. Designed to diversify the STEM workforce and bring students out west to the hubs of innovation in Silicon Valley, Google software engineers spend the semester on a campus to mentor and teach students and advise the institutions on the curriculum.

UNC-Chapel Hill Accelerating the Search for an AIDS Cure

This week a groundbreaking partnership was announced between UNC-Chapel Hill, a leader at the forefront of AIDS research, and GlaxoSmithKline, one of the top producers of HIV drugs, to create a new venture that will leverage government funds, private investment and research to accelerate the search to eradicate AIDS.

Old Dominion University Offering Apprenticeships and Degrees

Inside Higher Ed has a great look at an apprentice program started at Old Dominion University that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering while also working full-time as an apprentice at a local shipyard.

Institutions Honored With Presidential Award for Community Service

In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we wanted to highlight several of the many institutions who were chosen for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Honor Roll distinction is given to higher education institutions that sustain strong community service programs and promote the importance of campus community partnerships.

Colleges and Universities Giving Back to Their Communities on #GivingTuesday

On Dec. 2, charities, businesses, families and schools around the world will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday was established in 2012 by Henry Timms, now the executive director of New York’s 92nd Street Y, as an answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.