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Featured Institution

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX 79699
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By Wikimedia and marked as Public Domain or CC0 and is free to use.

ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.

Student Enrollment

4,018

Type

Private not-for-profit

Featured Associations

Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP)

AEAP is dedicated to promoting the careers of those who, by the very nature of their critical work, are associated with the leaders of the business world. AEAP assists members in achieving their career goals by keeping them informed of advances and changes in professional practice and technology. AEAP offers a variety of educational programs and promote the free exchange of ideas among peers to enhance job satisfaction and encourage professional development.

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National Association of American Veterans (NAAV)

NAAV assists the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.

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Advice & News

June 18, 2019

In an age when colleges are struggling to meet enrollment goals, retaining current students is increasingly important -- and academic advisors play an instrumental role in these efforts. Advising can be challenging, but those who do it well are rewarded with not only seeing their students succeed but contributing to their institutions’ overall health and reputation. Let's take a look at some of the critical competencies for advising, regardless of whether it is your primary role or in addition to faculty responsibilities.

June 17, 2019

For many of us, our focus is largely on actions in the present and more immediate goals and deadlines at work. However, as leaders, it's imperative to not just think in the present, but also to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Instead of thinking exclusively about the matters of today, deans, provosts, presidents, and other higher ed leaders must think into the future and begin to conceptualize the possibilities that you'll be addressing then.

June 17, 2019

Executive presence is a defining characteristic of successful higher ed leaders. Demonstrating this presence in the interview is critical for obtaining a dean, vice president, provost, or presidential position, but how can you do that? It requires exuding confidence, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and exhibiting emotional control. These characteristics do not happen easily or by happenstance, though. Aspiring leaders must take actions to develop them.