What does it take to lead a college or university into the future? The three presidents profiled on these pages prove it takes all kinds--in this case, a chemist, a mathematician, and a former NASA chief scientist--as well as a healthy dose of curiosity and a decidedly scientific approach to their jobs.


Corporate lessons

From customizing programs to calling employees, schools are finding new ways to attract corporate clients and their dollars.

The State of Higher Education

From accountability and sustainable growth to financial aid and business ethics, higher ed leaders weigh in on today's most pressing issues.

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Under the Radar: Branch Campuses Take Off

WHAT HAPPENED TO all the people who thought online learning would drive traditional education out of the market? Just when "click" is supposed to be replacing "brick," branch campuses are proliferating around the country, to the point where the question facing academic administrators these days may well be, "Where and when are you planning to open your next branch campus?"

Have it Your Way: How Personalization and Collaboration are Driving the Future of Higher Education Technology

IN THE DYNAMIC world of higher education, technology drives innovation and advancement. The role of technology in higher education will continue to evolve as institutions realize the increasing importance of integration between campuses, departments and IT systems --and collaboration-- among students, faculty and staff.

Back to the Future

THE MORE THINGS appear to change, the more things in fact remain the same. Higher education is no exception. Views once expressed about non-conventional (a.k.a. non-traditional) higher education are still very much appropriate.

Technology Will Sharpen Higher Education Response to U.S. Regulation and Demands for Accountability

ACROSS MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS, significant change has come to U.S. higher education because of diverse but insistent governmental calls for "accountability" - across teaching and learning, academic program offerings, financial aid services, and affordability. With or without ongoing interventions by government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education under Margaret Spellings, the underpinnings of the current accountability movement are increasingly being accepted as the basis for an evolutionary transformation of the higher education system.

Helping Students Manage Education Debt: Whose Job Is It?

Problems, Not Issues: Why Don't We Bother?

Distance Learning That Works