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Helpful summer homework: Are you ready for Congressional reckoning?

In an era where a handful of social media posts can lead to a Capitol Hill hearing, developing a plan before a crisis is critical. College presidents and their staffs should use the next few months to develop a strategy for responding to these five key issues.

Colleges find a DEI makeover is a useful sidestep—for now

School leaders who wish to comply with new regulations while simultaneously ensuring they're appealing to diverse student bodies are parrying legislative restrictions with a simple yet sly strategy: rebranding their DEI offices.

5 tips for college and university presidents to support diversity, equity and inclusion

There’s new momentum building on college and university campuses to reinvigorate diversity, equity and inclusion programs despite the coordinated attacks that have taken place against it in the past year.

Richard Corcoran, Florida New College president and DeSantis ally, debates DEI

Corcoran clashed with the Education Trust's Ameshia Cross. Both warned that their opponent's plans for DEI would cultivate discrimination on campus.

Lawmakers, donors disagreed on DEI in 2023. Now, there’s fallout

While the GOP-led movement to disband DEI offices has caught fire across the country, school donations in 2023 suggest a rift between lawmakers' wishes and the community's.

Here are 5 ways leaders can implement AI at the highest rungs of an institution

A new report from Complete College America outlines how AI can be implemented in a governed framework with viable checks and balances to ensure its responsible use and maximized potential.

Policy roundup 2023: How state and federal legislators tackled higher ed

Some policy pushes have enjoyed bipartisan support, such as addressing hazing on college campuses. Others, however, have been more aligned across political lines, like dismantling DEI. 

Florida seeks to silence speech on social activism across state schools, per regulation

The regulation's added ordinance barring public or social activism comes weeks after the Hamas-Israel conflict sparked incendiary student protests and backlash to university presidents' official statements.

President’s corner: Urgency for David Wippman as he shares his last dance at Hamilton College

President David Wippman is looking to get Hamilton College's house in order before his successor, and he believes it's his "responsibility" to make one last plea to the public on the importance of higher education.

4 ways to ensure underresourced students excel in dual enrollment outcomes

The Community College Research Center at Columbia University Teachers College has developed a new framework urging colleges and K12 districts to work together to ensure students take dual enrollment courses with vision, preparation and an eye toward postsecondary success.

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