In concert with the Inclusive Excellence Group of the American Council on Education, the Michigan ACE Network is committed to identifying, developing, encouraging, advancing, linking, and supporting women in higher education throughout the state (our I D E A L S). The Network provides professional development, mentoring, public policy advocacy and support for women in Michigan’s higher education system.
The Network is the key organization representing the wide diversity of mid- and senior-level women staff and faculty in Michigan’s public and private, 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Organized in 1978, the Michigan Network was one of the first 12 networks in the United States and has served as an “exemplary model” for other developing Networks. In 2005 the Network was honored by the American Council on Education with its national “Network and Program Award for Outstanding, Innovative and Visionary Programs Benefiting Women Leaders.”
A strong public policy platform for the concerns of women in higher education, job mentoring, job shadowing and professional development opportunities, a proactive web site offering linkages among institutional members, job opportunities and the latest news/developments in higher education are among the Network’s ongoing projects.
The Michigan ACE Network is committed to the cause of improving the general climate and professional environment for women in the state of Michigan and the nation-at-large.
Topics of interest affecting women in Higher Ed:Power, Privilege and oppressionRace in AmericaLGBTG IssuesCommunicating Across GenerationsBreaking the Glass CeilingEconomic Diversity/DisparityImplicit Bias and MacroaggressionsUnderstanding Religious Beliefs and spiritualInternational StudentsOther Exclusionary Dynamic, Multicultural competitiveness