A quick glimpse at headlines from the fall of 2017 reveals the rapidly changing political, economic, social and technological environments in which colleges and universities are operating: “The Bermuda Triangle of Credit Transfer” “A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How … Continue reading How State Policy Can Support the Priorities of Urban Serving Universities
In late 2015, the University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe resigned after weeks of student protests. What were the students’ demands? To end structural and systemic racism on campus, and to ensure a learning environment that was safe, inclusive, … Continue reading What Can Leaders Do to Improve Campus Climate?
At UC Riverside, we’ve always had many of our students engaged in service-learning and other volunteer opportunities in the community. But although we have developed robust community partnerships, it has been more challenging to track student engagement, match students with … Continue reading Community Engaged Learning in the Inland Empire
Change is in the air at America’s universities. Everyone is talking about institutional change, about transforming higher education to better meet our missions and serve our students and communities. In order for this transformation to occur, leaders agree, we need … Continue reading Making Change in Urban Serving Universities
Transitioning to college life can be a challenge, even for the most talented of students. The first few months are critical – students are learning to navigate their courses and campus resources, developing study skills, and forging their first friendships. … Continue reading B-STAR: A Pathway to Success
“If you want to build a world class city, build a great university and wait 200 years.” University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves kicked off the APLU Annual Meeting this week by quoting Former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s … Continue reading “An Unstoppable Force for Good”