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Author Archives: Brian C. Mitchell

College Fundraising: The “Have’s” and “Can’t’s”

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the fundraising achievements of the top ten public and private colleges and universities in America The results are sobering and instructive. … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Can We Improve the Transfer Process for College Students?

In recent years there has been growing concentration on how best to improve the transfer process for two-year students seeking a four-year degree. We know that while more than eighty … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

College Recruiting: What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Last week, Inside Higher Education published its 2015 Survey of College and University Admission Directors. Planned to coincide with the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Higher Education: Starting Your Economic Engines

There is often a debate on American college campuses about the role of the university as a catalyst in the economic development of its region. Some argue persuasively that the … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mission Matters in American Higher Education

Earlier this month, Adam Davidson wrote a fascinating yet deeply troubling piece in the New York Times titled: “Is College Tuition Really Too High?” Davidson explores the relationship between the … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Higher Educating Trustees

One of the most glaring weaknesses in American higher education is the strength of its governance group. There is a celebrated tradition within higher education to portray governance as a … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Higher Education: Like a Fire Bell in the Night

The decision by Moody’s Investors Service to upgrade its outlook for higher education from “negative” to “stable” was good news for higher education. This is Moody’s first outlook upgrade in … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Survey Says: The 2015 Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents

Jointly sponsored by Inside Higher Education and Gallup for the past five years, this survey offers insight into the challenges facing college and university presidents, whether public or private. It … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

You Are What You Earn?

Recently, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released some findings about what new graduates could expect to earn. The results are interesting and may well speak to … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paying for College: A Problem of Degree(s)

Jon Levine, writing for Mic, reported about a decision on where to go to college made by an incoming freshman, Ronald Nelson, last month. It’s a dilemma faced by countless … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment



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