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Predictions for Fall 2021 International Student Enrollment
As colleges and universities conclude their spring semesters, uncertainties remain around fall enrollment numbers—especially among international students.
June 4, 2021
Leadership & Policy
Nurturing the Next Generation of Historically Black College and University Leaders
I never accepted the presidency of the largest or most prestigious university, nor the one that paid the highest salary. Instead, I accepted the position where I felt there was the best alignment between the institution’s mission and my ability to make a substantive and sustainable difference.
June 1, 2021
Dr. James L. Moore III Receives ACE’s 2021 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership
Dr. James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), has been awarded the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 2021 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. The award—named in honor of the late Reginald Wilson, ACE’s senior scholar emeritus—is given to an individual with a […]
May 20, 2021
Higher Education Institutions Speak Out Against Restrictive Voting Legislation
Institutions and corporations across all sectors have felt increasingly moved to take public stands on political issues they might have previously remained quiet about. So, when Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed controversial voting legislation, SB 202, into effect on March 25, various sectors responded — and higher education was no exception.
April 22, 2021
James Kvaal Announced as New Under Secretary of Education
On Friday, President Joe R. Biden announced that James Kvaal will serve as under secretary of education. Kvaal comes to the position with experience in government and higher education. He is president of the Institute for College Access & Success and previously served as the deputy domestic policy adviser under President Barack Obama. He’s also […]
February 19, 2021
ACE Creates Network of Colleges and Universities Focused on Prior Learning Experiences
After receiving a grant from the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Foundation, the American Council on Education (ACE) plans to establish a network of academic institutions and training providers focused on improving the process for earning college credit through prior learning experiences.
December 7, 2020
ACE Supplementary Report Paints a “Stark Picture” of Higher Education’s Racial Inequities
The American Council on Education (ACE) came out with a supplemental report expanding on its 2019 Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education project, a data-driven deep dive into racial disparities in colleges and universities. Nationally, the report paints a “fairly stark picture” of an increasingly diverse student body held back by deep racial inequities.
November 19, 2020
55 Higher Education Organizations Condemn Trump’s Executive Order on Diversity Training
On Thursday, the American Council on Education and 54 other higher education associations signed a letter condemning President Donald J. Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order prohibiting diversity training for all federal contractors and grant recipients, including colleges and universities. Signatories of the letter include the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Common App, the […]
October 8, 2020
Sustaining Professional Development in the Midst of COVID
Professional development initiatives that support employees are essential, particularly as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and consider how best to reopen campuses. Pivoting to online learning and teleworking while preparing for a new normal has highlighted this need. Perhaps, more than ever before, we are challenged to build the capacity to meet the diverse needs of our students and one another.
July 16, 2020
How Should Minority Mental Health Resources Factor Into a School’s Reopening Plans?
An online meeting of university leaders — co-hosted by the Steve Fund and the American Council on Education — explored how mental health resources for students of color should be incorporated into reopening plans.
July 9, 2020
Dr. Lorelle Espinosa Joins Sloan Foundation as Director of Programs for Diversity in STEM
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has appointed Dr. Lorelle Espinosa its new program director, a role in which she will lead the foundation’s grantmaking programs aimed at advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM. Espinosa is currently vice president for research at the American Council on Education, where she builds the organization’s research portfolio, […]
June 11, 2020
Can the Racial and Economic Justice Movement Help Advance Equity in Higher Education?
While still not universally embraced, there is a growing recognition that the Black Lives Matter movement cannot be ignored. This acknowledgement by some of the most unlikely individuals and institutions, like the National Football League, is a sign that change is afoot.
June 9, 2020
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