Fresh From The UIA

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.
Michael Sorrell, The Innovating Together Podcast
Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College, discusses adapting to the long haul of the pandemic, best practices for focusing on and pursuing what truly matters to an institution and the ed sector at large, and identifying the path forward that will benefit the most people.
5 Ideas to Implement in the New Year
The University Innovation Alliance invites higher ed leaders to start the New Year with a review of relevant research from our Scholarship to Practice podcast and blog posts. Learn about new ideas and emerging trends to improve student success and support equity at your institution.
Higher Education Leaders: Setting Intentions for 2022
As we look at January as a time for new beginnings to do things differently (or better), the University Innovation Alliance shares the wisdom of nine higher ed leaders. They talk about what inspires them, new initiatives they've started, and how they lead with intention.

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