Jahnae Barnett reflects on her three-decade tenure as president at William Woods University as she prepares to retire at the end of the calendar year.
Increases for federal Pell Grants, minority-serving institutions, and more. Here's what's in President Biden's budget for higher education.
Younger sorority members are insisting that their organizations be more welcoming to nonbinary people and shift their women-only status and traditions as society becomes more gender-fluid.
Coursera’s initial public offering looked good for the company, which the market valued at over $7 billion. That's probably good news for competitors' valuations, even if it's not exactly clear which aspect of the online learning business attracted investors.

New Books About Higher Education

Author discusses his new book on how a few colleges are tackling some of higher education's toughest challenges.
The former CFO of Purdue University, Bill Sullivan, recently shared how the budget restructuring he led saved Purdue University $14M AND created greater transparency and trust between institutional and academic leaders. Listen to his story here.


Jamil Salmi transports us to the future for a look back at where we are now.
Scott McLemee reviews Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing by Chris Bail.

Career Advice

Reflecting on her experiences with structural racism, Terry E. Givens highlights for college leaders, trustees and others the importance of practicing radical empathy.
Marymount is working to make diversity a shared value that’s lived by students, faculty and staff, one the administration believes will help it achieve greater unity.


Higher Ed Gamma

April 9, 2021
It’s time to reverse the trend toward increasing institutional stratification.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

April 9, 2021
Trying to make sense of highly rejective colleges.

Tackling Transfer

April 8, 2021
Arizona State University's use of innovative technology in response to the changing needs of today’s students, 40 percent of whom begin at community colleges, is successfully building capacity to better serve transfers.

Learning Innovation

April 7, 2021
Post-pandemic academic communications.

Online: Trending Now

April 7, 2021
Employers are seeking graduates with both hard and soft skills that enable them to be effective employees on day one. Are we documenting those skills for our grads?
The recruitment landscape and strategies have evolved and will have a ripple effect on future classes. Download our whitepaper to review trends and key recommendations.

The Key Podcast

This week’s episode of The Key examines the growing pressures on colleges to consider working with other institutions to bring significant changes in how they fulfill their missions – and the structural and cultural barriers that tend to make cross-institutional collaboration so hard to pull off.

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