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.
4 ways to put student-athlete safety first
In recent years, there has been a tragic uptick in sports-related injuries and deaths. In this landscape, it’s critically important for universities to review their programs, safety precautions and priorities to help reduce risk and protect student-athletes.
UB op-ed: Don’t rule out hiring workers with criminal backgrounds
When the Koch network recently announced a new coalition focused on providing work opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, one employment sector was conspicuously absent: higher education. It’s disheartening. My first job out […]
UB op-ed: Cross-examination in a Title IX investigation can be problematic
We believe that inserting cross-examination and other adversarial, courtroom-like procedures into the Title IX investigation process will do little to bolster due process and will only cause confusion, resentment and undue burdens on an already overburdened Title IX system at most universities.