Insights that offer a pathway for universities to cultivate longer and more impactful presidential tenures, resulting in greater stability, improved institutional performance, and strengthened relationships within the academic community.
Explore the impact of president turnover in higher ed leadership. Delve into causes, DEI, governance issues, and retention solutions for effective management.
Eric shares how students must approach disagreements to create a more forward-thinking society and, most significantly, how faculty, staff, and students should conduct themselves in public and in the classroom to elicit more mature behavior.
Dr. Drumm McNaughton discusses the benefits of women and minority leadership in higher ed with CEO Elissa Sangster of the Forté Foundation, a nonprofit that helps women thrive as leaders and that has increased the percentage of women in MBA programs at universities from 25% to 42%. Elissa tackles the benefits of leadership and thought diversity, transforming boards to attract more diverse leadership and students, the steps to build a more supportive atmosphere for women and minorities in leadership positions, how to attain 50/50 representation in the classroom, and best practices higher ed can emulate to support women and minority leadership.
Pastides’ caring and compassionate approach to leadership at the University of South Carolina has yielded trust, goodwill, and meaningful relationships with both students and faculty. His leadership style has also created positive, measurable outcomes: under Pastides, the University of South Carolina became the number-one honors college in the United States, as well as the top-ranking school in terms of student freshmen experience.
When higher education programs align with compassion for students, student persistence and graduation rates change for the better. Pace University is proving this by offering unique types of support and resources for students. Among those resources is a 101-level course offered to all first-year students. Marvin Krislov, the president of Pace University, is one of the very few presidents who still teaches classes – and he is one of the teachers of this 101-level course.
In part 4 of the Embracing a New Model for Higher Ed Governance series, we’re diving into how board roles continue to shift, even as higher education’s focus evolves with the rapidly changing environment. These shifts bring pressure on the board to embrace their responsibilities for oversight as well as the opportunity to serve in a consultant capacity to the institution. These emerging roles are quickly becoming a requirement because of the rapidly changing external environment that is VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.
Defining the role of academe in the future of America needs to be addressed and defined by leaders in the Academy. A new administration took office this week—and this is one of the most important transitions in our country’s history. The national acrimony and strife that has been building since the 1980s came to a head this year, exploding into the streets, on campuses and into the headlines. The sharp political divide, Black Lives Matter, the takeover of the U.S. Capitol, the rise of innuendo and slander and divisiveness brings us to a basic question – what is the United States about?