APL nextED Mini-Pod
APL nextED is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio.
This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, Dr. Ted Mitchell and Dr. Sherri Hughes of the American Council on Education dive into next gen leadership development strategies and share accessible resources for leaders.
Higher education leadership styles and tactics continue to evolve with new research, reflection, and ever-changing institutional needs. Today’s leaders must have a clear understanding of present challenges and anticipation of future opportunities. . The American Council on Education (ACE) has a history of being an integral part of public policy and fostering a connection between current and future leadership with access to workshops and a vast library of digital resources on everything from research to policy.
Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Hughes provide several great insights on how to use ACE’s resources and networking opportunities to propel higher ed forward with next gen leadership.
Ted Mitchell is the president of the American Council on Education, the coordinating body for higher education institutions in the United States. ACE’s work encompasses policy advocacy; program development; and research focusing on equity, access, and student achievement.
Mitchell’s leadership of ACE and of the nation’s higher education sector is informed by a lifetime of work in higher education as a professor, dean, college president, trustee, and most recently as U.S. Under Secretary of Education in the Obama administration.
Sherri Hughes joined the American Council on Education (ACE) in June 2016 and currently serves as assistant vice president of community strategy and engagement. In this role, she is responsible for mobilizing the community of higher education leaders to diversify the talent pipeline and promote change that will advance higher education. Hughes was most recently provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at Marymount University. Prior to her tenure at Marymount, she held a variety of positions at McDaniel College, including professor and chair of psychology, associate dean of academic affairs, and dean of graduate and professional studies. She was an ACE Fellow in 2002–03.
Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Davidson College and a master’s and doctorate, both with a specialization in industrial/organizational psychology, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Additional Resources From Today’s Episode:
American Council on Education
ACE Fellows Program
ACE2022 Annual Meeting
ACE Policy & Advocacy Work