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    Ben Sasse hit the jackpot with his University of Florida contract

    A five-year contract's $10 million value isn't even the most unusual benefit the Nebraska senator will receive when he changes jobs, two experts find.

    Judith Wilde and James Finkelstein • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Merger Watch: Mergers in higher education are global. Here are lessons for US colleges.

    A university's size matters — mergers can boost competitiveness and student value, although they require the unwavering support of institutional leaders.

    Ricardo Azziz • Nov. 14, 2022
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    It takes all of us — college presidents, faculty and students — to cultivate a culture of free speech on campus

    Two college students lay out steps to make campuses a place to stretch minds and encourage freedom of expression without fear of reprisal.

    Megan Bahr and Cheyanne Rider • Nov. 7, 2022
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    How to fix segregation by college major and in the workforce

    Two experts at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality outline ways to address growing racial and gender segregation by field of study.

    Laura Tatum and Natalia Cooper • Oct. 31, 2022
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    5 things colleges can do to help save the planet from climate change

    A strategy consultant explores ways colleges can improve sustainability.

    Anthony Knerr • Oct. 24, 2022
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    After-action reviews can work for higher education

    An administrator at the University of North Texas Health Science Center says a process that started with the U.S. Army can help colleges manage change.

    Brendan Kelly • Oct. 17, 2022
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    4 more insights from a mom and a marketer

    The executive director of communications and marketing at Central College, in Iowa, shares more of what she learned from her child’s college search.

    Denise Lamphier • Oct. 10, 2022
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    5 college recruiting lessons from a mom and a marketer

    The executive director of communications and marketing at Central College, in Iowa, shares what she learned from her own child’s college search.

    Denise Lamphier • Oct. 3, 2022
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    These steps can help keep colleges from being easy targets for cyberattacks

    A cybersecurity strategist outlines cultural and technical changes to help institutions stave off attacks like malware or business email compromise.

    Immanuel Chavoya • Sept. 26, 2022
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    We agree with the surgeon general. The door to fixing college mental health is cracked, and it’s time to blow it open.

    Two Lumina Foundation leaders take up Vivek Murthy's call to expand counseling services and address loneliness among college students.

    Zainab Okolo and Jamie Merisotis • Sept. 19, 2022
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    The accreditation system is seriously flawed. Here’s what needs to change.

    Two former public members for a regional accreditor advocate for accrediting agencies to set student outcomes institutions must achieve.

    Christopher Cross and Nancy Doorey • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Skills-based learning is the key to improving ROI in education

    Colleges must make sure students leave with hands-on experience, not just theoretical understanding, argues the executive director of Turing School.

    Jeff Casimir • Sept. 6, 2022
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    No one in higher ed is fixing this overlooked crisis for instructors

    Adjunct faculty members are struggling. It's time to treat them like the valuable contributors they are, writes Chegg's chief academic officer.

    Nina Huntemann • Aug. 29, 2022
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    Turn to these ABCs to help a generation of college students devastated by the pandemic

    Reaching learners now means going beyond waiving standardized test scores, argues the provost of The College of Health Care Professions.

    Joanitt Montano • Aug. 22, 2022
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    Fluid students flowing in and out of education are higher ed’s future. Here’s how colleges must adapt.

    The Universities at Shady Grove's executive director adapts the fluid fan idea reshaping the business of sports, shedding light on higher ed's future.

    Anne Khademian • Aug. 15, 2022
  • President Speaks: What Agnes Scott College learned about recreating in-person experiences online

    The private women’s college prides itself on offering in-person experiences, but it had to switch gears during the early days of the pandemic.

    Leocadia I. Zak • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Thought leader is a vague job, but it still carries great responsibility

    Two higher ed communications professionals outline recommendations and warn against pitfalls for campus leaders who publicly discuss big ideas.

    Jenny Petty and Teresa Valerio Parrot • Aug. 1, 2022
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    How higher ed collaboration helped a district streamline college opportunities

    A superintendent shares how a partnership with Arizona State University expanded postsecondary opportunities with an automatic-entry program.

    Chad Gestson • July 27, 2022
  • Policy schools must be explicitly anti-racist

    Efforts now will affect future public policy, says the CEO of a nonprofit working to boost representation of Black women in economics and similar fields.

    Fanta Traore • July 25, 2022
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    We must invest in Black colleges' digital future

    Complete College America leaders share what they heard about digital infrastructure needs from students, faculty and administrators at HBCUs.

    Yolanda Watson Spiva and Dhanfu E. Elston • July 18, 2022
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    President Speaks: I was a first-gen student. Here's what's changed, and what work is left to do.

    Cal State East Bay’s leader discusses how the first-generation experience changed since she was an undergraduate — and how colleges can respond. 

    Cathy Sandeen • July 11, 2022
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    It's time for schools, colleges, companies and policymakers to clear the path to postsecondary education

    Fewer students are getting the information they need to find the right college for them, argue the CEOs of the National College Attainment Network and ACT.

    Kim Cook and Janet Godwin • July 5, 2022
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    Those of us who remember pre-Roe campuses recognize the challenges colleges now face

    A former college president asks what institutions will do to prevent women's gains in higher ed from evaporating.

    Jo Ellen Parker • June 24, 2022
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    Colleges can steer away from higher ed's demographic cliff

    Analytics can help institutions find untapped sources of students, argues an entrepreneurship professor and president of enrollment software firm Othot.

    Andy Hannah • June 20, 2022
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    President Speaks: The pandemic taught colleges how to better support students who are single mothers

    Delgado Community College's chancellor grew up with a single mother. She shares how the college responded when COVID-19 pressured single moms.

    Larissa Littleton-Steib • Updated June 13, 2022