• Mar 28, 2011
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The National Leadership Dialogue Series was organized in 2002 by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, formerly titled, Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. This series of dialogues existed to concretize the relationship between higher education and society as well as to create a movement through which this […]

  • Mar 28, 2011
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Rationale We tend to think of state legislators and representatives of higher education as separate, distinct players in the world of public policy. What often goes unacknowledged are the significant ways in which they are alike. Both parties, for example, are driven by the same mandate?each is required to act as a conscientious agent for […]

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Dialogue in Diverse Communities Project Here, we are researching the practices employed for dialogue organization in five Michigan communities to better understand this form of university-community partnership. The process by which dialogue can move community members to action is unpacked by reflecting on organizing experiences with institutional organizers, community leaders and National Issues Forum partners.

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In Access to Democracy: Attitude Change, Policy Impact, and Universities’ Role in the Deliberative Dialogue Process, prepared for the Kettering Foundation, National Forum researchers consider the link between the public and higher education institutions. Thanks to several grants by the Kettering Foundation and its partner organization, the Council on Public Policy Education (CPPE), this is […]

I have come to realize that the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good is literally a forum. In the short time I have been here, it has become a physical place where I go to engage in rich conversations with professors, staff and my peers around the higher education issues that concern […]

  • Aug 5, 2013
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The roots of our connection to Brightmoor began with our initial reflections regarding the importance of college access in communities across the state of Michigan.  When we decided to research the benefits of having a college degree at multiple levels of analysis, we began by examining the decision-making process that Michigan students and families go […]

By Dr. Betty Overton, Ph.D.   A response to “Has Higher Education Lost Control Over Quality?” by Ellen Hazelkorn Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2013 In our society and indeed in the world, higher education is still one of the primary doors through which citizens move to achieve personal intellectual growth, to prepare for a […]

Deonte Howell While working at the National Forum, I have had the opportunity to engage in the Brightmoor project, which works to create resources and dialogue within the Brightmoor community in Detroit.  My specific assignment was to assist with the completion of the Brightmoor Community Asset Map.  The idea behind the Community Asset Map is […]

By Margaret Brower I have only worked at the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good for two semesters now, and yet I have learned so much.  Last week’s webinar, “Broadening Access for Undocumented Students: Federal Policy Implications for Higher Education Professionals,” has become one of many benchmarks undergirding my personal growth, our […]

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 – […]