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  • 5 ways to protect your institution's academic integrity

    Reviewing admissions and enrollment processes, particularly for special admits, can help avoid a crisis, writes one risk-management expert.

    Ashley Deihr • Aug. 26, 2019
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    Cleary University

    President Speaks: How can small, lesser-known colleges stay relevant?

    Partnering with local companies to expand access to higher ed and support the workforce can help, writes the president of Michigan's Cleary University.

    Jayson Boyers • Aug. 16, 2019
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    Shalina Chatlani

    Accreditor accountability changes 'could be undone in a heartbeat'

    NACIQI's student rep says the accreditation advisory committee took critical steps in the last six years that are at risk of being reversed by new policies.

    Simon Boehme • July 30, 2019
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    Maryville University

    President Speaks: Universities should be 'agile facilitators' of knowledge

    Maryville University President Mark Lombardi explains his institution's approach to implementing technology-based, personalized education.

    Mark Lombardi • May 23, 2019
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    5 common hang-ups in higher ed public-private partnerships

    Relationships with corporations to deliver services or assets require strong leadership and a clear plan to overcome a "fundamental cultural mismatch."

    Chad Hardaway • May 15, 2019
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    The critical role of deans in student affairs

    Understanding students' lives is not easy but is key to an energized campus, writes Jon Jacobsen, former dean of students at Harvey Mudd College.

    Jon Jacobsen • April 25, 2019
  • President Speaks: Colleges must prioritize foreign languages

    Indiana University's president urges institutions to expand their language offerings and enhance education in global awareness.

    Michael A. McRobbie • April 08, 2019
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    University of California, Merced

    President Speaks: Boosting social mobility requires supporting students 'on all sides'

    The University of California, Merced, the system's newest campus, has gained attention for its success rates for low-income and first-generation students. 

    Dorothy Leland • Feb. 14, 2019
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    To make law school truly accessible, bring it online

    University of Dayton School of Law Dean Andy Strauss explains how hybrid online legal programs can expand access to the field.

    Andy Strauss • Jan. 29, 2019
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    President Speaks: Creating leadership pathways for women in higher ed

    Carolyn Stefanco, president of The College of Saint Rose, in New York, shares how faculty and administrators helped her chart her own career in education.

    Carolyn Stefanco • Jan. 08, 2019
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    CUNY

    President Speaks: It's time to rethink remedial education

    Failed remediation programs are partly to blame for the country's soaring student debt burden and low graduation rates, two CUNY officials write.

    William Thompson Jr. and Vita Rabinowitz • Nov. 30, 2018
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    Touro College

    President Speaks: Let's stop talking about 'non-traditional students'

    There is a new normal for college students and higher education needs to adapt to serve them, writes Touro College President Dr. Alan Kadish.

    Alan Kadish • Nov. 19, 2018
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    Student Voice launches online community to connect young activists

    In recognition of International Students' Day, Director of Strategy Megan Simmons explains why educators should encourage students to join.

    Megan Simmons • Nov. 16, 2018
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    New Jersey City University

    President Speaks: Why one urban university is expanding through a P3

    New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson explains why her college chose the public-private partnership model for its $400 million "academic village" currently under construction.

    Sue Henderson • Nov. 06, 2018
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    Ohio University

    President Speaks: Helping students believe college is 'worth the investment'

    Ohio University's president discusses overcoming assumptions about the value of higher education and showing students it can be a "life-altering experience."

    M. Duane Nellis • Oct. 25, 2018
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    Rollins College

    President Speaks: The role of higher education in a 'post-truth' era

    "We have often substituted the teaching of intellectual skills and critical thinking for teaching with any confidence what is the case in the world," writes Grant Cornwell, president of Rollins College.

    Grant Cornwell • Oct. 08, 2018
  • Is free tuition the writing on the wall for college as a personal expense?

    Free tuition at public institutions may be the only way to achieve a nationally competitive workforce inclusive of the 99%, argue University of South Florida professors LaSonya Moore and Edward Renner.

    LaSonya Moore and Edward Renner • Sept. 20, 2018
  • President Speaks: Staying high-touch in a high-tech college world

    "The real magic of the undergraduate experience occurs when people are brought into community, face-to-face," writes George Hagerty, president of the nonprofit Beacon College, which serves students with learning disabilities.

    George Hagerty • Sept. 19, 2018
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    4 steps higher ed information security officers can take to manage cyber risk

    Institutions' decentralized nature creates silos from a risk-management perspective, write Brian Kelly, chief information security officer at Quinnipiac University, and Scott Kannry, CEO at Axio.

    Brian Kelly and Scott Kannry • Aug. 27, 2018
  • 4 worries that keep a college president up at night

    Woodbury University President David Steele-Figueredo writes that institution leaders have an obligation to address these concerns for the greater good of society. 

    David Steele-Figueredo • Aug. 10, 2018
  • How to help adult students succeed

    Darcy Richardson of EdPlus at Arizona State University writes that higher education has a responsibility to help adult learners achieve their professional goals with accessible, high-quality courses. 

    Darcy Richardson • July 31, 2018
  • 'Why we cannot get to the place where student protest is disallowed'

    Crystal A. deGregory of the Atwood Institute for Race, Education, and the Democratic writes that HBCU administrators could do a better job of listening and confronting difficulties together with students.

    Crystal A. de Gregory, PhD • July 02, 2018
  • 'A clear teaching moment' on gun violence

    Dean Douglas Cremer of Woodbury University writes that it is time for rigorous, thoughtful conversations in classrooms about guns on campus.

    Douglas Cremer • June 26, 2018
  • Fulfilling the promise of equal education in a diverse country

    Professor Richard Greggory Johnson III advocates for increased mentorship programs in higher ed to achieve a more representative teaching workforce.

    Richard Greggory Johnson III • May 15, 2018
  • President Speaks: Grand Canyon U president Brian Mueller

    Mueller calls upon colleges and universities to address poverty within inner cities at a time of dwindling public funding across K-12 and higher education. 

    Brian Mueller • May 10, 2018