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Colleges and Universities

Black Fortune 500 Executives, HBCU Leaders Meet to Discuss Partnerships

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

The Executive Leadership Council recently held its annual winter general membership meetings, with a focus on sustainability and growth for historically black colleges and universities.

Teaching, Learning and the College Ratings Framework

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.20.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

By dismissing the primary work of colleges and universities --- teaching and learning --- as impossible to measure across institutions, the proposed framework exposes the utter folly of the Administration's plan to impose some kind of generic rating system on the thousands of disparate institutions of higher education in this nation.

College Presidents Must Lead On Sexual Assault

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.01.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?

In Defense of Student Commencement Protests

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.

Over-Reaching on Undermatching

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Undermatching was one of the motivating forces behind last week's White House Summit on College Opportunity that included mostly elite institutions to the exclusion of broad access colleges.

The Wizard of Oz: Lifting the Curtain?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

When we choose a college, we expect a lot for the money we pay. We cannot expect colleges to provide us jobs, but any help we receive is better than nothing at all. The last thing we want is that the governing body of our college sits behind a curtain and makes anonymous decisions that affect all of us.

6 Lessons We Can Learn From Gossip Girl

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

Avoid the "I was lost, and now I'm found" confession, and don't try the "I have a complicated past" essay prompt unless you can really pull it off. College admission officers don't want to read about highly vivid descriptions of illegal substances.

Ten Questions Presidents Should Ask Their Enrollment Deans

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The best institutional enrollment leaders are devoid of agenda and unwilling to play petty internal politics. They do not establish the University's agenda; they understand that enrollment supports it.

Campus Safety and Cost

Edward Summers | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Edward Summers

President Obama has signed an Executive Order mandating that college and universities have emergency plans. Are we ready? For many campuses, it's a case of finding a way to do what they know needs to be done while resources are tight.

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Harry Boyte

Today, once again, the nation's challenges call for a politics of constructive action by the broad citizenry, across divisions. Political leaders who struggle to rise above partisan squabbles offer important examples. Higher education also needs to help lead the way.

Innovation Economics: The Pie Must Get Bigger

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

With $250 billion in endowment and a group of the most accomplished individuals on the planet, research universities have no choice but to gear up to attack the world's biggest problems and provide a jump start to getting the pie growing.