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    Proctoring companies erode trust between students and faculty with claims of widespread cheating

    It’s time to reject proctoring software and rebuild the relationships between students and professors, one student argues.

    Emma Ross • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Smarter benchmarking helps colleges thrive

    Comparing your college to others with the help of the right metrics can help meet stakeholders’ needs, writes the director of research at HelioCampus.

    Ranjani Kirtane • Jan. 16, 2023
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    Merger Watch: How do you start conversations about a possible college merger? One person at a time.

    When leaders know where to start, they can begin building strategy for significant changes.

    Ricardo Azziz • Jan. 11, 2023
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    President Speaks: How colleges can help turn out the student vote

    The president of Muhlenberg College shares strategies the institution used in Pennsylvania to sharply boost voting.

    Kathleen Harring • Jan. 9, 2023
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    Adult learners can help solve higher education’s enrollment crisis. But here’s what colleges will need to know.

    A slowing economy could push employees back to college, but institutions still have work to do to serve adult students, the CEO of ReUp Education writes.

    Terah Crews • Dec. 29, 2022
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    Community college transfer gap challenges equity anew

    InsideTrack's president suggests some fixes after the rate of women transferring from two-year to four-year institutions fell during the pandemic.

    Ruth Bauer White • Dec. 19, 2022
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    President Speaks: To put students first, colleges need to rethink the OPM model

    Paul Pastorek, president of the University of Arizona Global Campus, explains why his institution cut ties with Zovio, a former online program manager. 

    Paul Pastorek • Dec. 12, 2022
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    Merger Watch: Don’t wait too long to find a merger partner. Closure does not benefit anybody.

    Leaders fail students, employees and communities when they embrace a strategy of hope in the face of overwhelming evidence.

    Ricardo Azziz • Dec. 5, 2022
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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