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The Future of Academic Advising
The University Innovation Alliance partnered with The Chronicle of Higher Education for a panel discussion on the future of academic advising. Guests included Arne Duncan, Melinda Anderson, Tim Renick, and CJ Powell.
M. Brian Blake, The Innovating Together Podcast
M. Brian Blake, President of Georgia State University, discusses how his early private sector career shaped his approach to academic leadership, the guidance and opportunities that he's offering his students, and managing the perceptions around a job well done.
Freeman Hrabowski, The Innovating Together Podcast
Freeman Hrabowski, retiring President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discusses what he's learned over the years, what incoming leaders can expect from the current state of higher ed, and how they can best prepare themselves for the challenges of leadership.
Michael Rao, The Innovating Together Podcast
Michael Rao, President of Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses VCU joining the University Innovation Alliance, positivity among like-minded leaders, the benefits of shared experience and data, and the importance of maintaining an affirmative, human tone.
James Kvaal, The Innovating Together Podcast
James Kvaal, U.S. Under Secretary of Education, discusses leadership at the federal level, understanding the perspectives of advocates from outside the government, and the critical details of what it takes to be an effective communicator.
4 Lessons Learned From Our Black Student Success Initiative
The University Innovation Alliance reviews its Black Student Success Initiative (BSSI), a two-year study of the unique barriers faced by Black college students. The study surfaced four key points and established a framework for UIA member campuses to increase Black student success.
2021: Teamwork, Completion Grants, and Workforce Readiness
The University Innovation Alliance continues to review its 2021 accomplishments. This blog focuses on the Completion Grants program and Bridging the Gap From Education to Employment, an initiative that helps graduates transition from college to the current job market.
2021: How Universities Collaborated for Student Success
The University Innovation Alliance reviews some of its 2021 accomplishments. This blog focuses on the Black Student Success Initiative, the Doctoral Research Fellows Program, and collaborations with the Gates Foundation's Frontier Set and the We All Count project for equity in data science.

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