Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Being Native American on an HBCU Board of Trustees
Today, more than ever, the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) form a critical foundation preparing and supporting institutions of higher education to meet every changing demand of our society in this century.
November 9, 2021
AP, High School Equity and College Admission
Ending college admissions testing is an imperfect solution for achieving higher education equity.
November 8, 2021
Gen X and Millennial Community College Leaders Offer the Leadership of the Future
Many Gen X and Millennial leaders arrive in their roles via non-traditional pathways, are technologically astute and are more diverse than previous generations of community college presidents.
October 21, 2021
Why are HBCUs the Only Institutions Included In the Discourse about Tuition-Free Community College?
It is important to keep in mind that HBCUs are not a monolith, much like spectrum of diverse institutions inclusive of Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), with different missions and institutional selectivity.
October 13, 2021
As Community College Students Return to Class, Let’s Help Them Graduate
September 28, 2021
Ensuring Equity and Choice in the Future of Higher Education
The history of American higher education has been the story of an evolving system incorporating a growing number and diversity of students.
September 27, 2021
Roueche Center Forum: Center for Community College Student Engagement Celebrates 20 Years
September 16, 2021
Changing the Narrative Around Teaching and Learning
Equity efforts must extend into the classroom—and transform it.
August 24, 2021
Economist Not Accurate in Criticism of Ivy Tech Community College
Developing an economy “built to last” is hard work. It was just a decade ago that numerous Indiana counties hit double digit unemployment rates during the Great Recession. We applauded the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the local developers in our communities who attracted new jobs, regardless of their pay. These jobs augmented those provided […]
January 17, 2019
A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream
During the industrial age, when high school was the gateway to the American dream, public-school systems covered the costs of earning a diploma. Today, however, as associate’s degrees have replaced high-school diplomas as the indispensable ticket into the middle class, families are forced to cover the costs of tuition and more. If the information-age economy […]
January 15, 2019
Renaming to Lively Technical College is a Good, Necessary Step Forward
Congratulations to the Leon County School Board for taking a significant step into the future by the simple renaming of Lively Technical Center. Its new name is Lively Technical College, a distinction that tells students it’s a new day. Read More
January 11, 2019
Get COCC out of North Lake County
As a second generation Central Oregon Community College student, I am proud of the college and what it has done for my family and our community. However, I am also aware of its flaws, including its limited investment in online learning. As a working parent, I had to take most of my nursing prerequisite courses […]
January 10, 2019
Opinion: Community Colleges Are Key to California’s Educational Future
Pick an issue, any issue, and you’ll hear from the well-meaning throngs that theirs is a top priority for California’s long-term success. But the multitude of issues and solutions won’t bring about real, lasting change without addressing the common denominator that could make or break the Golden State: higher education. It’s almost a prerequisite for […]
January 8, 2019
Community College Funding Must Become a State Priority
K-12 basic education has gotten all the budget attention, but two-year schools can’t be ignored. When it comes to funding education, kindergarten through high school is the state’s top priority. And that’s why fully funding basic education is — as it should be — mandated by the state constitution. Read More
January 6, 2019
Opinion | Congrats on your high school graduation. Now go to college!
The election of new state leaders presents an opportunity for all of us to embrace the notion that “college is for everyone.” At Detroit College Access Network (DCAN), we define college as a valuable post-secondary education beyond high school including professional and technical certificates and credentials, apprenticeships, and four- and two-year degrees.
January 3, 2019
Californians Want to Make Community College Free
A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that 53 percent of Golden State adults believe that tuition-free community college should be a priority for the next governor. With the state reporting major cash surpluses, the incoming administration might be inclined to act. But zeroing out the cost of junior colleges won’t save California […]
December 27, 2018
More DREAMs come true in California: How tuition waivers opened doors for undocumented students
California decided to crack open the door to higher education a little more for undocumented students through the California DREAM Act. In a new study of the impact of this 2013 policy, education researcher Samantha Astudillo and I discovered that it helped put undocumented students on equal footing with students who are U.S. citizens in […]
December 20, 2018
OPINION: Middle college idea offers great possibilities
A potential partnership between the Tupelo Public School District and Itawamba Community College offers exciting possibilities. The two educational entities have been exploring the possibility of a middle college, as reported by the Daily Journal’s Dillon Mullan. The concept would share similarities with Tupelo’s current dual enrollment program but would go much deeper, providing students […]
December 18, 2018
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