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Newsletter Archive

February 26, 2024

As a tiny but mighty nonprofit organization committed to transforming higher education through effective collaboration that accelerates i

January 29, 2024

One of the cornerstones of the UIA has always been about building a broader movement.

December 12, 2023

Everything feels a bit surreal to me these days—and it has nothing to do with AI or Taylor Swift’s cat.

November 21, 2023

In the world of higher education, we've grown increasingly defensive, and for good reason.

October 20, 2023

One of the gifts of coordinating and working among 17 institutions over the past decade is the ability to see what resonates across campu

September 21, 2023

Whenever I talk with people at UIA campuses and learn about the tremendous work they’re doing on behalf of students, I feel good about th

August 24, 2023

At the UIA, we’re incredibly fortunate to have 17 member campuses who are constantly bringing new ideas to the fore.

July 28, 2023

We always talk about the important habits that support innovation, and this month the UIA engaged in one of its most important organizati

June 26, 2023

Earlier this spring, we gathered the whole UIA network for a convening and I always love to hear the surprise fr

June 1, 2023

This past month I was honored to be invited to give a commencement addr

April 28, 2023

This month has been a whirlwind of speaking, conferences and convening our campuses.

March 27, 2023

We are always learning new things about how to advance innovation and change in higher ed.

February 22, 2023

This year has already brought tremendous learning and change to our organization.

January 30, 2023

At the University Innovation Alliance, we believe that innovation and change are best sustained through a movement that brings inspiratio

January 9, 2023

One of the wonderful aspects of this time of year is the chance to take a break, reflect, and spend time thinking about the year ahead.

November 28, 2022

Burnout is a challenge everyone in higher ed is familiar with. But do we know what really causes it?

October 25, 2022

We just returned from Tempe, AZ, where we held our first in-person convening in three years, and I am elated to share that it was the bes

September 26, 2022

Five years ago, the UIA secured funding to scale completion grants across our network.

August 22, 2022

Six years ago, our campuses decided to come together to figure out how to redesign the handoff between college and career.

June 27, 2022

We were thrilled recently to co-host a lively webinar with the Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of academic advising.

May 23, 2022

In 2015, the UIA won a U.S.

April 25, 2022

An important aspect of my job is recognizing shared problems and bringing people together to solve them.

March 25, 2022

One of the most significant threats to student success right now is our collective inability to hire and retain

February 18, 2022

It’s Black History Month, and we’re focusing this newsletter on the exciting and challenging work occurring acro

January 24, 2022

The ritual of New Years can be a helpful reminder to reflect and identify new practices that can improve your daily life.

December 16, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, I’m reflecting on all the people who made this a great year amid the challenges we fac

November 29, 2021

In many ways, the past two years revealed the best of higher education.

October 28, 2021

People frequently ask me what the “secret sauce” for the UIA’s success is.

September 30, 2021

Dear Friend,

August 27, 2021
I just returned from the ASU+GSV summit with a brain full of new ideas and a sense of relief knowing that coming back together is possible with the right planning and protocols for safety.
July 29, 2021
Over the past year, UIA campuses have been working together on our Black student success initiative, a collaborative, exploratory effort to assess and reimagine how we support Black students.
June 30, 2021
While sharing about the work of the UIA over the past eight years, the question I heard most frequently was "when are you going to admit more campuses?" To be honest, my answer was never that great.
June 2, 2021
The resilience of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators was on full display over the past year, making graduation season more emotional (with gratitude and admiration) than ever before.
May 3, 2021
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