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Universities: Reasons to be Thankful in 2020

Universities: Reasons to be Thankful in 2020

The year 2020 has been one for the books. However, we’ve reached Thanksgiving—and that means it is the perfect time to flip the paradigm and focus on the good. This experiment that is known as the United States of America is not perfect; however, our nation is growing and every citizen shares the common goal of seeing our nation prosper (even though we may not agree on how to achieve that mark).So in honor of Thanksgiving, we want to suggest 7 different reasons (in no particular order) why we’re thankful for this year.

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Election 2020: Implications for University Leaders

Election 2020: Implications for University Leaders

What are the Election 2020 implications for university leaders? The Democrats and Republicans continue to offer two distinct visions for the nation, and that perspective is seen in their higher education platforms. This newsletter attempts to offer a non-partisan look at the presidential candidates and also offers some suggestions to consider in relation to down-ballot choices.

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Will COVID Cause Universities to Transform? Maybe…

Will COVID Cause Universities to Transform? Maybe…

We’re steadily moving toward the start of the next school year, yet something is off. Normally this time of the year has been marked by excitement—whether that’s because of the return of students, the start of the next phase of life for incoming freshmen, or the sense...

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#BlackLivesMatter in the Ivory Towers

#BlackLivesMatter in the Ivory Towers

We’ve been here too many times before. Look back to 2017 when Inside Higher Education reported that Yale University and Harvard were forced to make changes in previous decisions that symbolically honored individuals who had ties to slavery.  And these issues weren’t...

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Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

The coronavirus is forcing higher education institutions to change in uncomfortable ways. But like any holistic change, this situation also is offering unintended consequences, both positive developments (blessings) and troubling realizations (curses). With wise and...

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Scenario, Risk and Budget Planning: Is Your University’s Fall Term Toast?

Scenario, Risk and Budget Planning: Is Your University’s Fall Term Toast?

The spring terms at higher education institutions are just about history. Campuses are eerily quiet. The faculty have settled in (somewhat) to teaching online. Most students have headed home while some are hunkered down in dorms, apartments, or homes near campus...

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How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

The COVID-19 virus has essentially canceled the Spring term as we envisioned it; i.e., on-campus classes have been cancelled, many if not most have moved online. There are serious implications for enrollments for Fall term and finances, and many are wondering if there...

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