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    Helps adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs.

  • Advancement Office

    Responsible for ACE's development and fund raising activity.

  • Attainment and Innovation Sponsored Initiatives

    Oversees a number of sponsored initiatives to identify innovations with measurable results to suit unique needs of individuals and campuses, these include: Alternative Credit Project, Change and Innovation Lab, Presidential Innovation Lab, and the Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy.

  • Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement

    Offers programs and services that enhance comprehensive internationalization on U.S. campuses and situate U.S. higher education in a global context.

  • Center for Policy Research and Strategy

    Conducts research and convenes researchers and policy makers to study issues of interest to ACE members, the media, and the higher education community.

  • College and University Partnerships (CUP)

    Collaborates with higher education institutions and other organizations to boost adult learners’ postsecondary attainment, working toward greater awareness, acceptance, and application of ACE credit recommendations for military and corporate training, and other prior learning assessment options.

  • Division of Government and Public Affairs

    Coordinates and publicizes the efforts of the higher education community in representing its concerns to the federal government.

  • Emerging Leaders Group

    A group focused on programs and resources for rising administrators. This area includes the ACE Fellows Program.

  • Executive Leadership Group

    A group focused on programs, services and research for presidents and senior leaders from deans to presidents.

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources at ACE.

  • Inclusive Excellence Group

    A group focused on programs, resources and research to foster greater diversity and inclusion in higher education, particularly within the senior leadership ranks.

  • Institutional Leadership Group

    A group focused on programs, research and resources that assist senior leaders in improving institutional capacity and effectiveness.

  • Membership

    Provides membership services and information for eligible and member colleges and presidents (Membership is open to presidents of degree-granting institutions that are approved by a CHEA-recognized accrediting agency.

  • Military Evaluation Program

    Provides guidance to service members, civilians, military education centers, and colleges and universities interpreting military transcripts and documents.

  • Office of the General Counsel

    Addresses legal issues arising out of the activities of ACE, including advising all departments on legal matters and representing ACE in any legal actions. The office works closely with Government Relations on matters involving legislative and regulatory activities, and supports ACE members through these advocacy efforts and the submission of amicus briefs.

  • Office of the President

    The office of the president of ACE.

  • Publishing Department

    Works collaboratively with ACE staff to oversee publishing strategies and create informed content for the higher education community.

  • Veterans Programs

    Collaborates with institutions to develop and enhance promising practices in serving military and veteran students and their families.

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