Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has laid out plans to hold higher education more accountable for student success. Devorah Lieberman, president of the University of La Verne, writes that we owe it to our students—and ourselves—to embrace his vision.
Taking a leadership role on finding solutions to the climate crisis is an important way universities can remind the public that higher education benefits all of society—not just those who earn a degree, writes CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.
Good leadership can give our work and lives meaning and foster stability, unity, innovation, and equity. With so much at stake, Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, suggests that leadership studies should be a strategic priority and part of the core curriculum at all colleges.
Colleges must understand and respond both to the concerns and needs of Gen Z and the evolving demands of the marketplace—and do it fast—or they will fail, writes Allegheny College President Hilary Link.
Earning a bachelor’s degree is not as straightforward as it used to be. As the possible pathways have opened up, students need more intentional transfer policies to guide them through.
As higher education institutions move into the post-pandemic era, those with trauma-informed leaders will be better positioned to meet new challenges in creative ways while promoting safe and healthy campus communities, writes Appalachian State’s Jason Lynch.
Recent stories have warned of a “mental health tsunami” and a “mental health crisis on campuses” as over the past two years, students and campus communities worked to master the new normal of masking, vaccines, and social distancing in a global pandemic. As we look toward the future, what should campuses do about the mental health of students?
Campuses across the country are moving toward a more a sustainable set of pandemic-response practices—a transition with which much of society is struggling. Longwood University’s Justin Pope thinks history will show that many liberal arts colleges were in the lead, both in 2020 and today.
Cathy Sandeen joined Cal State East Bay as president in the middle of the pandemic. To her surprise, virtual leadership has had unmistakable upsides.
Shared equity leadership can help dismantle the systems that perpetuate inequities by drawing upon the strengths of a range of campus stakeholders rather than the perspective of a single leader.
With vaccines now available and campuses preparing for a return to “normal,” higher education leaders must ask what we have learned about our institutions’ capacity for change and how we will incorporate that learning into a post-COVID future, not just in terms of teaching and learning but also in considering equity and inclusion.
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