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UND Nursing's Julie Anderson named American Council on Education Fellow

Posted on 4/2/2012

Julie Anderson
Julie Anderson
Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE), recently announced that Julie Anderson, associate professor of nursing at the University of North Dakota, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2012-13.

Anderson is formerly the associate dean for graduate studies at UND's College of Nursing, director of the Ph.D. in nursing program and a former interim dean of the nursing school. She holds a Ph.D. in education, research methodologies from UND, as well as a master's in parent/child nursing and bachelor's in nursing from the University.

Anderson specializes in global healthcare with an emphasis on primary service and conducts research on skin care and wounds. Other topics of interest include health effects of pesticides, pain, and nursing educational and professional issues.

Anderson has served in various leadership positions locally and nationally and currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Master's Committee and the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fifty-seven Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

Sharon McDade, director of the ACE Fellows Program, noted that most previous Fellows have advanced into major positions in academic administration. Of the more than 1,700 participants in the first 47 years of the program, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents, or deans.

"We're extremely pleased with the strength of the incoming class," McDade said. "The Fellows Program will sharpen and enhance their leadership skills and their network, and prepare them to address issues of concern to the higher education community."

Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the nominating institution while spending the next academic year (or semester or some other time frame) working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. The ACE Fellows Program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. The Fellows are included in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities and learning about an issue to benefit (name of nominating institution).

Fellows attend three week-long retreats on higher education issues organized by ACE, read extensively in the field and engage in other activities to enhance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education today.

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

Useful links:
American Council on Education (ACE)

UND School of Nursing

Julie Anderson
UND School of Nursing

Erin Hennessy, communications director
American Council on Education

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