For low income and first generation students, cost is often a barrier to college, but certain cultural aspects of the university experience can act as powerful obstacles as well. How are innovative higher ed leaders changing traditional university values to better serve students?
Buzz is building about the transformational changes taking place on University Innovation Alliance campuses. Last week, four UIA members were recognized as the most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 America’s Best Colleges guide. For the first time ever, U.S. News asked university presidents, provosts, and admissions deans around the nation to select the institutions they credit with trying new approaches to improving success for both students and faculty. Alliance institutions recognized were: Arizona State University (#1), Georgia State University (#5), the University of Central Florida (13th), and Purdue University (#21).