Higher Education in the Balance: What Does Society Want from Colleges and Universities?

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University (DC), moderated a conversation at ACE2017 between Sandy Baum, senior fellow at the Urban Institute, and Anthony P. Carnevale, director of Georgetown’s Center on Education & the Workforce. The March 13 session focused on the economic and non-economic purposes of a postsecondary education, and how to re-engage society in… Read more »

A Conversation on Globalization and Innovation: Best Practices for the Higher Education Community

The relationship between globalization and innovation is complex, timely, and certainly critical given the dynamic landscape for teaching and learning in the 21st century. During ACE2017, the session “Does Innovation Boost Global Perspectives?” hosted by the ACE Council of Fellows, tackled the relationship between these two important concepts.

Deep Economic Development: Partnerships That Are Reshaping Universities and Their Communities

In an ACE2017 panel moderated by ACE’s Louis Soares, presidents Jim Clements (Clemson University) and Gail Mellow (LaGuardia Community College) and Vice President for Economic Development James Woodell (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) shared insights into the role of higher education in economic development as well as information on partnerships their institutions have undertaken in recent years.

Ready to Work: Employability and Higher Education

Chris Bustamante, Stephanie A. Bond Huie, and Belinda S. Miles shared their own experiences in creating strong connections among higher education institutions, the local community, boards of regents and students during the ACE2017 session “Employability and Higher Education.” They articulated how colleges and universities identify best practices for promoting student success and workforce outcomes through data-driven job market analyses.

New From Brookings: The Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Upward Mobility

The attainment gap between black and white high school students has been closing slowly over time. However, these gaps remain wide at the postsecondary level. A recent article from the Brookings Institution highlights new data from the Equal Opportunity Project to demonstrate how Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) act as engines of upward mobility… Read more »

Aligning Demographic Shifts and College Participation: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment

Delma Ramos and Morgan Taylor look at the importance of increasing attainment for Latino students, the largest minority group and the second largest racial/ethnic group in the country.

The Growing Risk Facing Our Greatest Export

To preserve the benefits that international education has afforded us, we must reverse the current trend of a diminishing share of international students seeking a U.S. education, write Gretchen Bataille and Brad Farnsworth.

To Solve Real-World Issues, Purdue University Northwest Takes to Virtual Reality

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is taking its commitment to the community to a new reality through its work producing innovative solutions to industrial and research challenges across Indiana and the nation.

Postsecondary Attainment Grows, But Slowly

New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released this week by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

Johns Hopkins University Invests in Baltimore’s Future

After a tumultuous 2015 in Baltimore, administrators at Johns Hopkins University wondered what they could do to reaffirm their commitment to and help revitalize the city it calls home. And so BLocal, an initiative to build, hire and buy locally, was born.

The Right Credential for the Right Student at the Right Time

Credentials have proliferated in recent years to meet the diverse needs of our 21st century knowledge economy, including not only degrees, but also certificates, professional/industry certifications, licensures and badges. Deborah Seymour and Deborah Everhart write on the importance of sorting through this maze of post-secondary credentials.

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.”