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Beyond Crisis Management: How Presidents Can Create a Campus Where Everyone Belongs

Despite the media narrative of division and unrest, many colleges across the country are focused on building thriving communities where everyone belongs. Devorah Lieberman explores how presidents can create that environment by providing access to essential needs and empowering students to succeed.

February 11, 2024

The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

As 2023 draws to a close, Devorah Lieberman, the former president of the University of La Verne, offers a roadmap for college and university presidents on how to support students, ensure campus safety, and foster a climate of tolerance during national and global crises.

November 28, 2023

What Can Colleges and Universities Do to Support the Mental Health of Their Student-Athletes?

The demands of the college experience can place significant stress on student-athletes, which can in turn impact their mental heatlh. How can higher education leaders, coaches, and faculty work together to address these challenges?

November 3, 2023

Course Sharing: Business Models and the Learning Ecosystem in Action

Read the third piece in a series focused on exploring the concept of a postsecondary learning ecosystem—one that includes not only traditional higher education institutions but also alternative providers that connect learners to the labor market.

August 10, 2023

WISHES: A New Measurement Approach to Support Systemic Change in Student Wellbeing

The Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing has created a new survey—available at no cost—to provide colleges and universities with timely and actionable data to adapt and improve institutional norms, structures, and processes so all students can thrive and flourish.

July 28, 2023

Reimagining Higher Education: A New Campus in Colorado, Open to Everyone

Colorado State Chancellor Tony Frank discusses CSU Spur, a unique public campus in Denver that offers free hands-on learning to people of all ages. The goal: to address disparities in college attendance and success, ignite curiosity in K-12 students, and serve as a hub of innovation.

July 6, 2023

Renaissance: The Role of Succession Planning in Diversifying the American College Presidency

As we seek to bring long-overdue inclusion to higher education, it’s time to reimagine the current pipeline to the presidency and eliminate the pitfalls historically marginalized people face. Ashley L. Gray explains how succession planning is a critical part of this process.

June 26, 2023

The Power of Data to Promote Equitable Higher Education Pathways

The U.S. higher education landscape consists of over one million credentials offered by more than 60,000 providers. While these options can increase access to postsecondary education, pathways built from a mix of credentials can be confusing. A new report from Credential Engine’s Equity Advisory Council aims to help.

June 12, 2023

Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout

Burnout is often seen as a personal problem, akin to managing stress. But it’s a workplace problem—which means colleges and universities can play an active role in remedying it.

May 18, 2023

My student is in crisis, but I’m not a counselor. How can I possibly help?

Many higher education professionals—faculty, staff, and campus administrators—struggle with how to best help students in distress, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by the number of students seeking their support. But you don’t need to be an expert to help.

April 21, 2023

Mapping the Ecosystem of Alternative Postsecondary Education Providers

Alternative providers are becoming a significant—if not yet indispensable—part of the U.S. higher education ecosystem. It’s essential to establish a taxonomy that helps colleges and universities make informed choices about how to work with these providers, writes Louis Soares.

March 22, 2023

An Unrecognized Bias Contributing to the Gender Gap in the College Presidency

As we await the results of the new American College President Study, two researchers from Colgate University look at how the pathway to the presidency is different for men and women.

March 6, 2023