Beyond March: Supporting Women on the Path to the College Presidency
American Council on Education
by ACE
1w ago
In the wake of Women’s History Month, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the significance of our efforts to honor and uplift women. Amidst the flurry of acknowledgments and celebrations we see every March, there’s a deeper conversation to be had about how we support women on their professional journeys in higher education. We know the numbers. The ... The post Beyond March: Supporting Women on the Path to the College Presidency appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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Beyond Crisis Management: How Presidents Can Create a Campus Where Everyone Belongs
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
At the start of 2024, the media narrative picked up where it left off before the holidays—painting a picture of U.S. college campuses immersed in division and unrest over a number of issues, particularly the response to the war between Israel and Hamas and the heated debate over diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). But at thousands of colleges and universities around ... The post Beyond Crisis Management: How Presidents Can Create a Campus Where Everyone Belongs appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
As we approach the end of 2023, in an era marked by heightened challenges around the world, it has never been more important for university presidents to serve as steadfast institutional leaders during times of crisis. Case in point: the COVID-19 pandemic tested every president and every campus beginning in March 2020 and continuing today. During this tumultuous period, I led ... The post The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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What Can Colleges and Universities Do to Support the Mental Health of Their Student-Athletes?
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
The growing mental health crisis among young adults is one of the most pressing public health issues. The World Health Organization reported that approximately 20 percent of young adults will have experienced a mental health problem (mostly depression or anxiety) by 2024. For student-athletes, the stressors of the college experience can include unique demands on their time and energy. Student-athletes often ... The post What Can Colleges and Universities Do to Support the Mental Health of Their Student-Athletes? appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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Course Sharing: Business Models and the Learning Ecosystem in Action
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
Read the third piece in a series focused on exploring the concept of a postsecondary learning ecosystem—one that includes not only traditional higher education institutions but also alternative providers that connect learners to the labor market. The post Course Sharing: Business Models and the Learning Ecosystem in Action appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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WISHES: A New Measurement Approach to Support Systemic Change in Student Wellbeing
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
The Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing has created a new survey—available at no cost—to provide colleges and universities with timely and actionable data to adapt and improve institutional norms, structures, and processes so all students can thrive and flourish. The post WISHES: A New Measurement Approach to Support Systemic Change in Student Wellbeing appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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Reimagining Higher Education: A New Campus in Colorado, Open to Everyone
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
The fact that Colorado is among the top states in the country in the percentage of adults who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree is a great bragging point for educators and boosters of our communities. But it’s also misleading. The truth is that our state and its economy benefit from the considerable number of people who come here for ... The post Reimagining Higher Education: A New Campus in Colorado, Open to Everyone appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
This blog post is part of the American College President Study body of work generously supported by the TIAA Institute. The 2022 release of Renaissance, Beyoncé’s seventh solo album, took the world by storm. In “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé’s lyrics, accompanied by Big Freedia’s call for us to “release,” express the need for releasing the way things have been done in ... The post Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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The Power of Data to Promote Equitable Higher Education Pathways
American Council on Education
by ACE
2M ago
The higher education landscape in the United States consists of over one million credentials offered by more than 60,000 providers. While these options hold the promise of increasing access to postsecondary education, pathways built from a mix of credentials can be confusing. A new report from Credential Engine's Equity Advisory Council aims to help.     The post The Power of Data to Promote Equitable Higher Education Pathways appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout
American Council on Education
by Hollie Chessman
2M ago
In 2023, with pandemic mandates and lockdowns long gone, faculty burnout remains at an all-time high. CUPA-HR data point to growing workplace dissatisfaction in higher education, and a new Inside Higher Ed analysis finds that close to half of presidents indicate they are very aware of their faculty and staff’s mental health. Burnout is a general term, with a variety of ... The post Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout appeared first on Higher Education Today ..read more
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