The Importance of Public Board Member Selection for the Future of U.S. Higher Education
As the convener of university and college boards, we think deeply about the importance of leadership in higher education. Having the right people around the boardroom table can make the difference between success and failure and that begins with implementing …Read Article
Workforce and Graduate Education: Where Are the Opportunities?
Accounting for about 22 percent of student enrollment in four-year U.S. colleges and universities, graduate and professional education is no small part of the higher education ecosystem. It is a complex landscape, featuring programs that focus on scholarship and professional …Read Article
How Can You Become an Asset to Your Board?
Your professional experience and ability to think critically are essential to your service as a trustee. In fact, lacking these, you likely would not have been appointed in the first place. You will apply the insights they produce throughout your …Read Article
Why Does the Market for Higher Education Feel Tighter Than Before? Because It Is.
More than a few institutions—particularly in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions—are wrestling with declining enrollment. In The College Stress Test, Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman, and Susan Campbell analyze IPEDS data from the past decade and find, for example, that …Read Article
Higher Education Beyond Borders
In 2017, for the first time in human history, scientists observed two neutron stars colliding—a phenomenon known as a kilonova. What they saw was the aftermath of two collapsed stars that slammed into each other in a galaxy 130 million …Read Article
Institutional Advocacy: Ithaca College and Empowering Students
Filmmaking is one of the most effective forms of storytelling to a wide audience. Some films have galvanized society to change its behavior, or to come to a new understanding on an important topic. Other movies exist to break us …Read Article
How Financing Solutions Through Partnerships Can Transform Higher Education
Universities are facing a number of financial challenges and are continuing to turn to the private sector for help. From the student loan and affordability crisis and reduced public funding for infrastructure, to the declining student enrollment trends, higher education …Read Article
Three Predictions for Higher Ed Board Success in 2020
The 2019-2020 school year is already half over, and many boards are asking, What’s next? Here are three key trends that will have the greatest impact on university and college boards in 2020 and beyond. Trend 1 DEI is not a buzzword; …Read Article
Institutional Advocacy: Furman University and Cocurricular Experiences
Many of America’s scientific and technological advancements are developed through academic research at colleges and universities across the nation. Institutional research has historically been included in the mission of higher education and continues to benefit the academic enterprise as well …Read Article
Wayne State University’s P3 Solution for Economic Health
Through public private partnerships, institutions such as Wayne State University can now leverage real estate and retail opportunities to fulfill their missions as premier academic institutions while improving on-campus student experiences. A $307 million project at Wayne State University completed in …Read Article