By Kyle Southern Two weeks ago, my colleague from the National Forum, Kim Reyes, and Dr. Cassie Barnhardt—a graduate of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education here at Michigan, former National Forum team member, and current assistant professor at the University of Iowa—joined me at the annual conference of NASPA – [...]

By Cassie Barnhardt, Ph.D. Over the past year I have been partnering with the National Forum on a Ford Foundation funded research project evaluating the contexts where college access and opportunity for undocumented immigrants emerged as a matter of public discourse and debate, and subsequently required some resolve on the part of campus administrators.  Our [...]

Each year, the National Forum is invited to present our research at a variety of conferences and venues. The following is a select list of our presentations over the last two years:  2013 de Bowe, C., Kamimura, A., Ramos, M., & Wardlow, M. (2013, May) Recruiting and Retaining Undocumented Students in the Midwest, College Board [...]

Cassie Barnhardt holds her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.  While completing her dissertation, Contemporary Student Activism: The Educational Contexts of Socially-Responsible Civic Engagement, Cassie held a King Chavez Parks fellowship. Generally, Cassie’s perspectives on higher education have been shaped by a substantive career [...]