American Council on Education

By Nancy R. Glassman, M.L.S., M.P.H Recently, the library at Einstein, where I work as a medical librarian, experienced a
Our goal is simple yet ambitious. In short, this is a collaboration that has the potential to yield enormous benefits for
Fostering diversity and inclusion, whether in athletic or academic ranks, is hard work--it will not happen overnight, nor will one organization or institution be able to do it alone. But the pledge from the NCAA is a significant step in the right direction.
It will be up to individual institutions across the diverse spectrum of American higher education, from small faith-based colleges to large research universities, to decide how to react to attempts to unionize students on their campuses. However, if this question reaches the courts, we believe the verdict will establish that this was a misguided ruling that represents a clear example of regulatory overreach.
More than two decades ago, the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors adopted a report reaffirming a simple yet profoundly important principle: teaching is the primary responsibility of each of the University's 17 institutions, from Western Carolina University to Elizabeth City State University in the far northeast corner of the Tar Heel state.
Are elite college professors really overpaid? A few are, perhaps, but you have to ask: compared to whom? We've reached a point in this country where astronomical paydays are deemed acceptable as long as they occur in the private sector -- and merely decent earnings in the public sector are suspect.
Just applying to college can loom as a seemingly insurmountable hurdle for too many students. ACAC's goal is to lower those barriers and show first-generation and low-income students around the country that there is indeed a way.
WASHINGTON -- Over the objections of Senator Claire McCaskill, the American Council on Education has been keeping secret
"Given these efforts, I am extremely troubled by the fact that the American Council on Education provided counsel to its
Within the context of achieving our attainment goals, we need to think about short-circuiting the culture of individual achievement and being more willing to embrace a collective sharing mode.
Nontraditional students have different needs and preferences: they are mobile, they attend more than one institution, they
But we cannot afford to leave behind those who never graduated from high school. The new GED program is designed to make
Affordability, value and future employment are important considerations in choosing a college or university and a major, but they are not the only important factors to keep in mind.
It's important to note that prospective graduate students have been particularly hard hit by these cuts, which in many cases prevent them from pursuing the advanced degrees and attaining the skills needed by employers.
In all the recent conversations about affordability, value, completion and employment, we should not lose sight of the very thing that makes American higher education an engine of economic development and the envy of the world.
What's needed is not a demolition of our traditionally diverse higher education system but, rather, an ambitious renovation that knocks down some walls and opens up new doors -- building on assets that already exist.
Only 42 percent of the U.S. population between 25 and 64 years of age hold an associate degree or higher. It is crucial to find more ways to help the millions of adults who lack a degree.
One of the hot topics regarding MOOCs and other forms of online learning (massive or small, free or otherwise) is whether or not taking such courses should count for actual high school or college credit.
Colleges need to focus on sending their students away with degrees instead of spending so much time recruiting and boosting