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Author Archives: Brian C. Mitchell

Life After College

By the end of sophomore year, tradition suggests that most college students should think about how they can narrow their interests to a range of opportunities after graduation. It’s not … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Higher Education: Identifying the Senior Team

There are big changes coming in American higher education. College and university governance must accommodate these changes and shape rather than be shaped by them. The changes reflect both the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Higher Education

What happens when you get the job? The best college and university presidents start out with an understanding of what they do not know. As candidates, they presented the Search … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Some Thoughts on College Fundraising

For several years, the media has highlighted the importance of capital campaigns to relieve the financial burden at many colleges and universities. In doing so, they focus on the scale … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Colleges and Universities: Getting the Message Right

It seems increasingly likely that one of the “make or break” points in American higher education will be how well individual institutions craft their message. It’s a complex issue. There … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

It’s October. For millions of American high school seniors, choosing what to do after receiving the high school degree begins now. It represents the first life-altering decision made by you … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Growing Up: Boston’s Colleges and Universities and the 2024 Summer Olympics

The US Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Boston as finalists for the US bid for the 2024 Olympics, with a decision announced in 2017. While … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Improving Employment Picture for College Graduates?

The Collegiate Employment Research Institute released findings recently reporting that hiring for new bachelor’s degree recipients will increase by 16 percent in 2014-2015. The Center based its findings on surveying … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Secret Sauce of College Admissions

Moody’s issued a report last week pointing to a basic discrepancy in how we view college admissions that underscores the collapse of the college tuition-dependent finance model. In its report, … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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