UB op-ed: Developing policies that prevent relationships from crossing the line
In light of the #MeToo movement, many universities are confronting an issue that has presented challenges for many years: relationships between faculty and students. Institutions often encourage close relationships between […]
Greta is coming: An open letter to higher education leaders
I’m a college president, and I’m looking at a wave of Greta Thunbergs (the news-making 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist). They are building a student rebellion both inside and outside our institutions. And they are right to do so.
UB op-ed: Where #MeToo meets leadership education
Over the past two years the #MeToo movement has revealed longstanding and widespread mistreatment of many women in the workplace. Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer says teaching leadership skills to a new generation of male and female students may offer the best hope for a workplace makeover sooner than later.
UB Op-ed: What’s the key force changing the landscape of higher ed?
Although the news media has focused on a number of serious issues in higher ed, including the admissions scandal and the devastating impact of student debt that now exceeds credit card debt, not much has been said about demographics, a key force changing both the structure and the size of higher ed in America.
UB op-ed: The evolving role of the higher ed CFO
In today’s higher education landscape, many colleges and universities are struggling financially or even closing their doors—and regional private institutions are especially vulnerable. This reality demands a new paradigm for the Chief Financial Officer that expands beyond the traditional functions to a major role in planning and building the institution’s future.
UB op-ed: Come together to learn, and to build
As online education grows increasingly popular, brick-and-mortar institutions are turning to new state-of-the-art facilities to help recruit and retain students. While recruitment remains a priority, rising costs associated with these buildings is an increasingly concern for educational leaders.