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The public’s call for more transparency in all segments of higher education administration has brought particular scrutiny to the admissions process. The fairness of race is again under question.

Kim Tolley is a professor of education at Notre Dame de Namur University and author of In Professors in the Gig Economy (Johns Hopkins, 2018).

In Professors in the Gig Economy, Kim Tolley brings together experts who have been involved with unionization at public and private colleges and universities.

In 2013, Glenda Baskin Glover became president of Tennessee State, the same historically black university that she graduated from in 1974.

Sheila Gestring is the 18th president at the University of South Dakota.

Sheila Gestring, chief financial officer and vice president of the University of South Dakota, took the helm as its 18th president in late June.

Gestring faces numerous challenges, such as finding ways to increase access for high-performing students who cannot afford tuition and easing budget constraints at the university’s law school.

Gestring started at the university in 2006 as a finance director and transitioned to assistant vice president of finance and administration.

Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University. 

A recent report reveals that as many as 36 percent of students across socio-economic levels experience food insecurity at some point during their college days.

As more textbooks and other learning materials become digitized, institutions regularly face challenges in smoothly integrating all the different resources into the LMS and other campus networks.

Source: “College Completion Through a Latino Lens”; Excelencia in Education, 2018

Latino students complete degrees at lower rates than other ethnic groups—and are more likely to still be enrolled after six years. Higher ed institutions are developing supports as a result.

Elaine Maimon is president of Governors State University and author of "Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation."  Maimon also co-founded the “Writing Across the Curriculum” movement.

In Leading Academic Change, Governors State University President Elaine Maimon discusses the challenge of turning the two-year school into a four-year, full-service, regional public university.

Jack Buckley of the American Institutes for Research edited Measuring Success: Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions (2018, Johns Hopkins).

Measuring Success: Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions (2018, Johns Hopkins) investigates the implications of admissions testing with experts from both sides of the debate.

Cynthia Teniente-Matson is president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Academia continues to evolve for women aspiring to move into leadership positions.

The massive growth of on-campus video is increasing the desire for innovations that naturally leverage the benefits of artificial intelligence.

Some higher ed administrators may be surprised to learn that women hold two-thirds of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student debt.

DIVERSE DISPLAY—Students from the University of Missouri’s international student council celebrate International Day with a flag parade on campus.

Inclusion and diversity don’t have to clash with free speech on campus. Though recent surveys have suggested a growing conflict, higher ed experts and educators say the concepts can only thrive in unison.

Teletherapy has been around for more than two decades and can be delivered through videoconferencing, phone or online messaging. (Gettyimages.com: sjenner13).

Here’s what campus administrators need to know about virtual behavioral health services and how to implement them.

Here, colleges and universities that haven’t yet organized an instant decision day can find answers to four key questions about strategy and logistics.

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