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    Top-ranked colleges must be proactive to foster campus diversity

    Here are the steps higher education officials should take to mitigate the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against race-conscious admissions.

    Mauriell Amechi • Oct. 2, 2023
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    Colleges are ditching the SAT. The high school transcript should be next.

    Next generation credentials are a compentency-based alternative to transcripts that allow colleges to make better admissions decisions. 

    Laurie Gagnon • Sept. 12, 2023
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    President Speaks: With DEI under siege, independent colleges must advance conversations on diversity

    Private institutions must step up as politicians attempt to muzzle public colleges on issues of diversity and race, Saybrook University’s leader argues. 

    Nathan Long • Aug. 7, 2023
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    President Speaks: Lessons about bold women leadership from a college president

    Deanne D'Emilio, who helms Gwynedd Mercy University, discusses how she carries on the private college's legacy of women leaders. 

    Deanne D’Emilio • July 24, 2023
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    Here are ways professional education leaders can prepare students for the rise of AI

    Institutions must adapt their curricula to incorporate artificial intelligence-related topics, the dean of William & Mary Law School argues.

    A. Benjamin Spencer • July 17, 2023
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    How federal workforce programs can leave some students without credentials

    Federal law merely suggests that training providers confer a credential, but they are not required to do so, denying some participants an economic edge.   

    Christopher Mullin • July 10, 2023
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    Academic freedom is a core American value. We must defend it.

    Assaults on free expression threaten to stifle intellectual life on campus, argues the president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

    Mildred García • July 5, 2023
  • President Speaks: The case for being optimistic about higher education’s future

    Andrew Hsu, leader of the College of Charleston, explains why he remains positive even as colleges face an existential crisis. 

    Andrew Hsu • June 26, 2023
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    The shift to majority contingent faculty is more harmful to tenure than GOP attacks

    Political attacks on tenure won’t matter if it’s effectively eliminated to save money with contingent positions, one professor emeritus argues.

    J.W. Traphagan • June 16, 2023
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    How liberal arts colleges can make career services a priority

    Creating internships and focusing on short-term experiences has a big impact, the longtime undergraduate dean at the University of Chicago says. 

    John Boyer • June 5, 2023
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    Think twice about outsourcing campus mental health services

    The president of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors urges institutions not to save money by cutting counseling staff.

    Marcus Hotaling • May 30, 2023
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    President Speaks: Despite shrinking numbers, women’s colleges are more important than ever

    Elizabeth Meade, leader of Cedar Crest College, argues that institutions like hers are needed to provide inclusive environments and drive social mobility. 

    Elizabeth Meade • May 22, 2023
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    Politicians as commencement speakers remain a risky proposition

    Dividing the audience with speaker choice can undercut the joy of graduation, says George Mason professor emeritus.

    James Finkelstein • May 15, 2023
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    Show me your budget, I’ll tell you your values

    Education Secretary Miguel Cardona writes that a congressional Republican budget proposal’s education cuts would be “staggeringly reckless.”

    Miguel Cardona • May 8, 2023
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    College governing boards must intensify engagement in challenging times

    Trustees can try these tactics to help guide colleges in new strategic directions.

    Timothy Tracy and Richard Messina • May 1, 2023
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    Try these strategies to improve the student experience on campus

    Drawing on past efforts, American University's former provost suggests ways to walk in students' shoes and rebuild processes around their needs.

    Scott Bass • April 24, 2023
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    Graduate student stipends in the Midwest are falling behind the rest of the country

    A University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate worries low compensation will make it harder for the region’s universities to draw talent to graduate programs.

    Caleb Klipowicz • April 19, 2023
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    Gainful employment provides the Biden administration an opportunity to advance the ‘good jobs’ agenda

    Education is an invaluable part of a healthy economy, argue policy experts at New America.

    Mary Alice McCarthy and Rachel Fishman • April 17, 2023
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    President Speaks: Higher education shouldn’t perpetuate privilege. It should lift up those who would benefit the most.

    Colleges have a moral imperative to help students up the economic ladder, not just promote their rankings, argues the president of CSU Dominguez Hills. 

    Thomas Parham • April 12, 2023
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    Cannibalism as a way to increase enrollment

    Colleges try to boost enrollment by recruiting students from other institutions, but it’s a declining pool, Ricardo Azziz argues.

    Ricardo Azziz • April 7, 2023
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    Higher ed has an important role as communities fight over K-12 education

    Fights over teaching about topics like race, slavery and sexuality might be centered in schools, but they’re affecting universities, one professor writes.

    Barbara Diggs-Brown • April 5, 2023
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    How colleges can work toward diverse classes if the Supreme Court rules against race-conscious admissions

    Revisit recruiting and retention strategies, two lawyers suggest.

    Jeff Weimer and Cori Smith • April 3, 2023
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    Government must act fast to protect students and colleges from Silicon Valley’s economic threat

    Colleges’ increasing dependence on private-sector ed tech firms leaves them open to risk, says the head of the Student Borrower Protection Center.

    Mike Pierce • March 27, 2023
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    How prisons keep student debt relief from those who are incarcerated

    Overcome information deficits so those in prison can access student debt relief, the manager of JSTOR's Access to Prison Education initiative writes.

    Stacy Burnett • March 20, 2023
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    Walking the free speech tightrope: How to balance competing voices with campus safety

    The chancellor of UC Davis shares lessons learned from leading a diverse university and its new governmental anti-hate partnership.

    Gary S. May • March 15, 2023