More than 150 years have passed since education advocate Horace Mann wrote, “Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social… Read moreAddressing inequity in higher education
Next year, the Pell Grant, a need-based federal financial aid program, celebrates 50 years of putting higher education within reach for millions of low-income students. While these grants continue to be vital for student access, they… Read moreHigher education: A private benefit or public good?
Earlier this month, Michigan Future Inc. released a report entitled, “The Relationship Between Education and Income: Separating Fact from Myth to Inform State Strategy.” The report examines the relationship between educational attainment and annual income in… Read moreCreating a successful, sustainable future for our students and our state
Last month, I shared several thoughts on the future of regional public universities like Central Michigan University. Specifically, I reflected on the doom-and-gloom headlines predicting the end of our relevance — headlines which failed to capture… Read moreThe future of regional public universities, part two
As thousands of 2020 and 2021 graduates crossed the stage at commencement this month, we spent a great deal of time ruminating on their futures: the careers they will have, the leadership they will demonstrate in… Read moreThe future of regional public universities, part one
Last spring, as COVID-19 first became a significant threat to health and safety of communities, local businesses responded with innovation. Microbreweries famous for craft beers turned their distilleries to the production of hand sanitizer, and manufacturers… Read moreCrisis spurs innovation
“At Central Michigan University, we are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives… Read moreOur mission: Prepare students for productive careers
Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released new Title IX regulations governing campus sexual assault. These regulations carry the force of law: Colleges and universities that receive federal funding will be required to comply by… Read moreRevisions to Title IX regulations