Andy, Welcome! Sounds like you've got some great experinence in higher ed. If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to take a look at the Phase I framing statement. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. Welcome - glad you're here! Lindsey
Hello. A colleague mentioned this initiative and suggested I check it out. I know I am late to the project, but I would love to become involved in any way I can. A little about me: I am currently a part-time instructor, teaching higher education administration and student support and persistence courses to graduate students. I have 18 years of professional experience in both private and public universities and community colleges. I hold a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota. I received my master's degree from Clemson University and bachelor's degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. My professional interests include national higher education policy issues, trends in access, affordability, and accountability; organizational assessment, outcomes, and change; diversity and inclusion; and retention and success. Please let me know how I can help. I have time on my hands. J
Linda, Welcome! Glad you've joined the conversation! I'm interested to hear your thoughts on higher ed and our work here. Have you had a chance to read the Phase I framing statement? Let me know what you think!
Jeanne - welcome! So glad you're here! Soon we'll post information about our Phase II. Be sure to check back and share your thoughts as we move forward. Great to have you a part of the project!
Hello-- I have been involved with education in one way or another throughout most of my career. Currently I hold three adjunct faculty appointments and teach in three different accelerated degree programs. I'm concerned that our educational system is still a creature of the Industrial Age and not geared to the 21st century workplace. Am very interested in talking/collaborating/problem solving with others who share these concerns and interests.
Greetings! I have worked in proprietary education for over 20 years and am passionate about student success. I am very interested in the discussion surrounding how success is defined, particularly as the "life of the college student" has changed so dramatically over the past decade. We have to find affordable, accessible, credible means for improving college access. And just as importantly, the state needs to be committed to defining metrics for success (employers should play a significant role here) and hold institutions accountable to results.
Hello! I'm a higher ed enthusiast who understands that one size does not fit all and that the 20th century higher ed contract is no longer sufficient. In 2009 I turned my full-time attention to higher ed, teaching and guiding adult learners, tracking legislation and legal actions related to for-profit concerns, and helping students of all ages get the education they want for a price they can afford. If my name is familiar you may have heard me speak, seen my books on Amazon or read my posts in LearnMoreMN, iSeek and MinnPost's Minnesota Blog Cabin. I look forward to meeting others interested in this project! Laura www.backtoschoolforgrownups.com