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    Kentucky colleges are going beyond teaching students the soft skills employers want

    Institutions are embedding these competencies into the curriculum and helping students learn how to talk about them.

    Aaron Thompson • May 14, 2021
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    President Speaks: How one university plans to zero out its carbon emissions

    Changing how it generates energy on campus isn't the only way Miami University, in Ohio, is thinking green.

    Gregory Crawford • May 7, 2021
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    President Speaks: 5 higher education trends the pandemic is accelerating

    Technology, student choice and career prep will factor more heavily into colleges' decision-making going forward, one president explains.

    Adam Weinberg • April 26, 2021
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    How UNC Charlotte is bringing transfers in and stop-outs back

    The university's 49erNext and 49er Finish programs provide a template for expanding enrollment while offering a suite of support services.

    Sharon L. Gaber • April 19, 2021
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    As in-person classes resume, colleges shouldn't lose steam on faculty training

    Professional development in pedagogy should be required throughout an instructor's employment, one teaching and learning dean explains.

    Inara Scott • April 12, 2021
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    A learners-first system sounds simple, but changing the status quo won't be easy

    Higher ed professor and former college president Peter Smith shares ideas for improving students' lifelong access to education.

    Peter Smith • March 26, 2021
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    As colleges stare down declining demographics, now is the time to support adult learners

    Schools may need to rethink their approaches in order to reach these students, writes Becky Klein-Collins, of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.

    Becky Klein-Collins • March 4, 2021
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    President Speaks: A case for income-share agreements at colleges

    Clarkson University, in New York, offers the financing option to around two dozen students a year along with additional academic and career support.

    Tony Collins • Feb. 25, 2021
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    President Speaks: How higher education can avoid leaving the humanities behind

    The president of Bennington College shares ideas for how universities contending with big budget cuts could work with liberal arts colleges.

    Laura Walker • Feb. 17, 2021
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    President Speaks: Advice for being nimble during trying times

    Clarity, intentionality, flexibility and creativity are key as colleges try to manage the crisis, writes the president of Florida International University.

    Mark B. Rosenberg • Feb. 1, 2021
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    The Ed Dept's new Clery Act guide raises new questions

    Melissa Carleton, a higher education attorney, asks whether the department will defer to colleges' interpretations of the campus crime law.

    Melissa Carleton • Nov. 23, 2020
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    President Speaks: How Southern New Hampshire is getting tuition to $10K per year

    Paul LeBlanc gives an update on the university's progress toward a goal of offering students a lower price point and a wider range of modalities.

    Paul LeBlanc • Nov. 10, 2020
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    President Speaks: Building a 'launchpad' for students stalled by COVID-19

    The pandemic is having an outsized impact on students' mental health. Boise State's president explains how the university is helping them move forward.

    Marlene Tromp • Oct. 29, 2020
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    President Speaks: Why the U of Utah is investing in short-term credentials

    The university is using coronavirus relief funding to create new opportunities for state residents to upskill.

    Ruth Watkins • Oct. 8, 2020
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    President Speaks: Why one college leader joined a coronavirus vaccine trial

    Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough explains how the virus is affecting the HBCU and his decision to participate in the research.

    Walter Kimbrough • Sept. 30, 2020
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    4 steps to improving college access

    Angel Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, explains how to create a student-centric higher education system.

    Angel Pérez • Sept. 18, 2020
  • What does it take for nudging to impact college students' success?

    Recent research has questioned the effectiveness of digital prompts at scale, while new work explores how they can help students post-matriculation.

    Tim Renick and Lindsay Page • Sept. 4, 2020
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    President Speaks: Course-sharing can help small colleges weather the pandemic

    Officials at one institution explain why they are expanding work with a consortium to offer online classes to more students.

    ​Richard Merriman Jr. and Bryan Boatright • July 2, 2020
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    President Speaks: The pandemic shouldn't stop colleges filling key leadership positions

    Virtual searches have benefits for candidates and administrators, explains Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage.

    Cathy Sandeen • June 26, 2020
  • College closings, economic upheaval make a case for blockchain adoption

    "Addressing issues of interoperability between education and employment are more important than ever," writes ACE President Ted Mitchell.

    ​Ted Mitchell • June 18, 2020
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    President Speaks: Government relief won't be enough for higher ed. 'We must save ourselves'

    Colleges should band together in this challenging time to make college more accessible, not less, writes the head of a small New England university.

    Michael Alexander • May 14, 2020
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    A call for ideas to help student parents succeed during and after COVID-19

    Students with children face challenges at every level. A new competition is prompting colleges and other groups to find ways to address them.

    Louis Soares • May 6, 2020
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    How to raise tuition the right way for low- and middle-income students

    These students need better information about what they'll actually pay to attend college, explain the authors of a recent study on the topic.

    Phillip Levine, Jennifer Ma and Lauren Russell • May 5, 2020
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    President Speaks: How one HBCU president managed the coronavirus shutdown

    Before the pandemic, Talladega College was on a roll. Its leader wanted to make sure the crisis didn't slow its momentum.

    Billy Hawkins • May 4, 2020
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    President Speaks: COVID-19 lessons are preparing community colleges to better serve their communities

    Prioritizing students' needs, enhancing communication and ensuring instruction translates to the job market are all critical, one president explains.

    Valerie Roberson • April 27, 2020