Javier Reyes, Interim Chancellor at the University of Illinois Chicago, discusses his leadership style, expectations he's faced, lessons learned from the experience, and how future administrators might best prepare for this kind of leadership.
Taylor Randall, President of the University of Utah, discusses leading with pragmatic optimism, setting expectations to manage transformation, reshaping curriculum based on student input, and how passion and creative tension can fuel positive change.
In the second of two blogs, the University Innovation Alliance celebrates its 2022 accomplishments. This installment reviews five of the UIA's strategies for scaling the most promising student success practices.
In the first of two blogs, the University Innovation Alliance celebrates its 2022 accomplishments. This installment reviews impact and scale of UIA initiatives, diffusion to the field through a variety of media platforms, and the invaluable partnerships that make their work possible.
The University Innovation Alliance offers a roundup of its data-based and practice-informed playbooks enabling higher ed institutions to foster student success: Proactive Advising, Completion Grants, and College-to-Career.
The University Innovation Alliance revisits some of its favorite conversations with higher ed leaders on the Innovating Together Podcast during the 2021-22 academic year, including Alexander Cartwright, Michael Rao, M. Brian Blake, Kristina Johnson, Kim Wilcox, and Freeman Hrabowski.
The University Innovation Alliance partnered with The Chronicle of Higher Education for a panel discussion on completion grants, an emerging financial aid strategy for students nearing graduation. Guests included Tim Renick, Jessica Rowland Williams, Sharon Perry Fantini, Kim Cook, and Tony Erwin.
Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, discusses introducing online education through disruptive innovation, the fate of schools that don't evolve, the necessary discomfort of honesty in leadership, and personal stories as a tool for human connection.
The University Innovation Alliance introduces its "College-to-Career Playbook," created from the findings of a three-year study that examines how institutions can better prepare low-income and first-generation students for successful transition to the workforce upon graduation.
Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, discusses the need for institutions to support student success, the need for government to encourage institutions in this effort, and the urgency for moving ahead with these initiatives.