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Academic Leadership

Darrin Hartness takes over as Davidson County Community College’s fourth president in January 2019.

Following a career in K12 education leading academic growth and spearheading construction of a new high school, Darrin Hartness will take over as the fourth president of North Carolina’s Davidson County Community College in January 2019.

A research project into how student athletes recover from concussions has turned into a strategic tool to help students as they transition to college life.

According to the first annual “Student Voice Index” report, here is how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

The “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines how student leaders rate their roles in decision-making.

RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT—The “Student Voice Index” debuted this year to measure the influence of student government leaders. A majority of students surveyed said they play a role in decision-making at the administrative level.

The first annual “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines the conditions that must exist to give student leaders the ability to represent their classmates’ needs effectively.

This summer, when the University of California, Santa Cruz had a few hundred students on a housing waitlist and the coastal community faced housing pressures reducing vacancies and pushing up costs, administrators asked faculty and staff to consider renting rooms to students. 

Here is how one higher ed institution is providing an alternative to program cuts.

10/11/2018

With the landscape of higher education rapidly changing, it is crucial that institutions are able to compete for top faculty, staff and leadership, who are not only talented people with the right skills, but are also passionate, engaged and mission-driven.  

Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros began their new roles at New Mexico State University in August, a move that marks the creation of the two positions to replace one.

Due to declining public funding for university institutions and the changing student population, Dan Arvizu and John Floros take the place of Chancellor and President Garrey Carruthers.

Time and again, institutions struggle with properly deploying a new assessment platform. Often that fault lies with the vendor who lacks the knowledge or institutional expertise to provide sound counsel on how it should be accomplished. Take a different approach and it will be a success:

Some see the three year baccalaureate as a fad which will ultimately dilute the depth, breadth, and rigor of the true college learning and living experience. Other commentators see the accelerated credentials megatrend as the natural outcome of decades of degree inflation.

Think about the fact that an associate’s degree is no longer the coin of the realm in contemporary American higher education, business, and industry. In fact, in the current economy, one wonders whether four years is too long for a bachelors degree? Enter the three year baccalaureate.

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