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Diverse Conversations

Is College Worth the Cost of Attendance?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With the cost of attendance rising across the board, for universities and community colleges across the country and student debt rising exorbitantly, more and more students, parents, and educators worry about the overall value of higher education and the return on investment.

Diverse Conversations: What's Next for Higher Education?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Recognizing the trends of higher education is important for those of us who are involved in it on a professional level. But what are the trends?

Diverse Conversations: Understanding the Peer-Review Process

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Up there with the tenure system, the peer-review process is perhaps one of the most baffling and convoluted aspects of modern academia. What is it, though, and how exactly does the process of peer-review work?

Diverse Conversations: The Academic Entrepreneur: Supplementing Your Income

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

More and more academics are recognizing the potential to supplement their income from higher education positions with out-of-the-box projects and schemes.

Diverse Conversations: Is a 4.0 at an HBCU the Same as a 4.0 at a PWI?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Historically black colleges and universities or HBCUs have an important tradition in the United States. It's not necessarily a straightforward traditi...

Diverse Conversations: Teaching Higher Education: the Difference Between Diversity and Equity

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

How does diversity and equality work out in education -- in the practice of teaching in higher education? Given the issues of equality and diversity within education, how, in today's changing context, can we move on and teach these principles effectively?

Diverse Conversations: Navigating the Academy

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

For young scholars at the undergraduate, and graduate levels, sometimes it's hard for them to learn how "navigate the academy" - learning to take adva...

Diverse Conversations: Mentoring Minority Faculty

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Minority faculty find themselves at a huge disadvantage at institutions controlled by people of European descent. To discuss some of the ways in which...

Diverse Conversations: Training Tomorrow's Educators

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It's an unavoidable reality that today's students will be tomorrow's educators. The professors involved in teacher training initiatives and teacher ed...

Diverse Conversations: Alternate Pathways to the College Presidency

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In the past, college presidents from other schools and college vice presidents have most often ascended the ranks to fill empty presidential seats. Wh...

Diverse Conversation: Finding a Mentor

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Mentorship is a huge part of professional success in higher education. If nothing else, having a solid mentor helps higher education professionals to develop valuable contacts and integrate themselves into their employer institution.

Diverse Conversations: Leading Successful HBCUs Part II

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Here is part II of my interview with President Bynum, during which he continues to dispense expert advice on how to lead a successful HBCU. Q: What f...

Diverse Conversations: Leading Successful HBCUs Part I

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Many HBCUs closed over the last three decades and many are in serious trouble financially and in terms of leadership. Here to discuss this issue is ...

Diverse Conversations Recruiting a Diverse Student Population

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Diversity is immensely valuable to any higher education institution. Not all universities and colleges, though, are successful or even aware of how to...

Future Trends in K-12 Classroom Management and Discipline

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Classroom management is all about the balance between learning within the classroom and discipline. Today, various trends are currently popular. Strat...

Diverse Conversations: Learning to Lead

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Many administrators in higher education rise from the faculty. However, when a faculty member is promoted to an administrative position, becoming a di...

Diverse Conversations: You Can Go Back Home

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

You see, President Hendricks is a 1979 graduate of Mansfield University and he recently returned to the university as it's 28th president. Apparently, 'you can go back home' and to much fanfare and excitement.

Diverse Conversations: Preparing Students for the Labor Force

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I interviewed Dr. Lynn C. Owens, Associate Professor of Communication, William Peace University, Raleigh, NC., concerning the research that she has conducted on the intersection of higher education and the labor force.

Diverse Conversations: Analyzing the Intersection of Higher Education and Immigration Reform

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Immigration reform has been a hot button issue in the United States for decades. Earlier this year, the Obama administration, along with members of th...

Diverse Conversations: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Colleges and universities all over the United States play an integral role in shaping tomorrow's leaders. At Saint Leo University they take this charg...

Diverse Conversations: Staying Afloat in Financially Turbulent Times

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In these increasingly uncertain times, colleges and universities are forced to come up with innovative ways to deal with funding cutbacks and revenue ...

Diverse Conversations: Current Issues in Higher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With each passing decade, colleges and universities are faced with the task of responding to the spirit of the times. Those that deal with these trend...

Diverse Conversations: Being the First

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

For most of American history, the college/university presidency could be described as an "all boys club," however, over the last 3 decades this has c...

Diverse Conversations: Issues and Trends in International Higher Education Financing

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Over the last decade, there has been a worldwide shift of the burden of higher education costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students. This is much to the chagrin of parents of course.