As the fall semester gets closer, higher education leaders are finalizing complex plans about reopening campuses safely, plans that must be able to change at a moment's notice as the pandemic continues.
The best relationships grow out of collaborative planning and programming, and require a shared philosophy and practice of transparency about future development options, says James E. Samels, UB Future Shock columnist.
As 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, James E. Samels, of The Education Alliance and the law firm Samels Associates, discusses how the life of Winston Churchill reminds us that vision and courage can triumph over seemingly impossible odds. He recently visited Westminster College in Missouri, the home of the National Churchill Museum.
Thirty years ago, some of us predicted that mutual growth mergers would become a prominent megatrend in the higher education industry. Instead, we witnessed a broad range of institutions that faced impending liquidation.