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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
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    Merger Watch: Mergers in higher education are about the students

    Ricardo Azziz is surprised that stakeholders aren’t more willing to compromise in college mergers — especially because stakes are highest for students.

    Ricardo Azziz • March 13, 2023
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    To aid pandemic recovery, colleges must partner with the government

    The president of New Jersey Institute of Technology argues that university partnerships with government shouldn’t just be reserved for emergencies.

    Teik Lim • March 6, 2023
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    Interim leadership is overlooked. Here are 4 tips on doing it effectively.

    Amy Kristof-Brown became a business school dean after first serving as an interim. A lack of resources for others in similar positions stood out to her.

    Amy Kristof-Brown • Feb. 27, 2023
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    Why private companies are crucial to innovations in online education

    The CEO of 2U, a company that helps colleges run online programs and owns the edX platform, responds to criticism against his sector. 

    Chip Paucek • Feb. 16, 2023
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    Merger Watch: Size matters for surviving the enrollment drop

    The largest colleges have been growing over the last decade, while enrollment shrank elsewhere.

    Ricardo Azziz • Feb. 13, 2023
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    President Speaks: 10 tips to help shape your presidential voice

    Tania Tetlow, the leader of Fordham University, shares tips for navigating the complexities of speaking out as a college president. 

    Tania Tetlow • Feb. 6, 2023
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    DeLauro: For-profit online program management companies are the new predators in higher education

    The ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee calls for an end to OPM tuition sharing based on enrollment.

    Rosa DeLauro • Jan. 31, 2023
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    I struggled with mental health as a Division I athlete. Here’s how colleges should help.

    Athletic departments must diversify their administrative and coaching ranks while prioritizing mental health, the CEO of The Jed Foundation writes.

    John MacPhee • Jan. 30, 2023
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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