ACE's Newsletter, May 15
American Council on Education

ACE This Week–May 15, 2019

The latest events, publications, and happenings from the American Council on Education (ACE).

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Demonstrating Value: Economic Trends and the Changing Needs of Students
June 6-7 | Portland, OR


College graduates make more money on average and are happier, healthier, and more civically engaged than those who never completed a degree. Nevertheless, public skepticism about the value of a college education is on the rise. The full agenda of the ACE West Summer Summit is now available online.

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Investing in Student Mental Health: Opportunities and Benefits for College Leadership

In support of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, we are highlighting this recent brief from ACE, in collaboration with the Healthy Minds Network at the University of Michigan and Boston University, that examines how campus leaders can advocate for and invest in student mental health.

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Leading the Way: Advancing Women in Higher Ed at the State Level

The ACE Women's Network started in 1977 as a national "network of networks" bringing together chapters from each U.S. state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. This blog series highlights the innovative efforts and successes of state networks across the country.

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Undergraduate Persistence and Completion

As students across the country prepare to head off to pursue their postsecondary plans or join the military, ACE's Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report presents hard facts on the racial and ethnic disparities in undergraduate persistence and completion rates.

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Validating Military Learning in Engineering Fields

Does your campus consider military training and experience for college credit? Join us June 20 for this complimentary webinar about the rigor of the course and occupation ACE review process for college credit recommendations.

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Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression Tools for Higher Education Leaders

ACE, with the support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has created a platform for higher education leaders to manage increasing tensions between campus inclusion and free expression. Check out the resource hub here.