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Sweet Briar: The Crack in the Faberge Egg

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The decision by the Board of Trustees of Sweet Briar College to close its doors on August 25 shocked the American higher education community.

New Year's Resolutions for Higher Education

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

With the hope that Santa rewarded America's colleges and universities for being exceptionally good prior to the 2014 holiday season (such gifts to include a healthy applicant pool, vigorous end-of-calendar-year giving by alumni and friends, stable retention of current students for the spring term), it's time for a few new year's resolutions.

Scaling Up: Opening College Access to More Students

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the significant problems facing college leaders and policy planners as they work to expand access for students is the range of higher education...

The Relevance of Discussion on Liberal Arts Relevance

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

Apart from the obvious excitement of hiking through the Amazon or strolling in the world's greatest museums, defining exactly how a liberal arts background can be useful to career-focused graduates is more than an exercise in college marketing. It's the key to our survival as institutions.

Finding (and Keeping) the Right College President

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The current practice of identifying, nurturing and providing for succession planning for college and university presidents has led to a crisis within higher education.