The fact is that, as the richest nation in the world at the richest point in our history, not only can we afford the current levels of Social Security protections, we can afford to greatly expand Social Security.
it is so important to link college and university efforts to define a message to an institution's strategic plan. A president often faces a debilitating series of skirmishes about "vision" if there is no clear consensus on a framework for discussing the future of the university.
Simply having board meeting contact with directors isn't sufficient for a 21st century nonprofit CEO. Following are three professional approaches the CEO can take for developing better communications with board members.
Given the enormous changes, challenges and opportunities facing the entire educational industry and every individual college, a critical foundation of effective organizational stewardship that will foster the imperatives of change is harmony.
Our institutions of higher learning have been governed by boards acting independently since our Colonial period. Let us not compromise that most essential (and historic) value--one that has largely worked well--for temporary political expediency.
Good communication creates the perfect climate for disruptive system change. The best strategy breeds productive disruption and is widely embraced because the college community is educated on the possibilities, aware of the dangers, and emboldened by the promise that disruptive change offers.
There are scores of colleges that recognize the untapped potential of their alumni base already. They understand that the key to alumni involvement is to link alumni to critical planks in the institution's strategic plan.
Changes to American higher education are both important and necessary. But unless they are based on an accurate understanding of both the present and the past, they are likely to be changes for the worse.