As a part of the community engagement team I have had the fortunate opportunity to work closely with Marygrove College in helping them achieve their integrative urban leadership vision.  Marygrove’s goal is to develop urban leaders through the explicit integration of urban leadership principles in, among other things, their course curriculum.  Though I have only [...]

Over the last few weeks, I have had the privilege of participating in a series of events that each highlighted, in their own way, the necessity of foregrounding a public good mission in American higher education. On November 5-6, the Rackham Graduate School here at the University of Michigan hosted a compelling Summit on Diversity [...]

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 [...]

Jessica Cañas is a Master’s student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-secondary Education with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice. She has a B.S. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Jessica has worked for a grassroots environmental organization on the southeast side of Chicago as well as [...]

Penny A. Pasque currently serves as an Associate Professor of Adult and Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. She is also a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan with the Center for the Study [...]

  • Sep 5, 2013
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The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good had the pleasure to be a national engagement partner on THE GRADUATES, an inspiring documentary that offers first-hand perspectives on the challenges facing Latino high school students from across the United States. In addition to serving as a national engagement partner, the National Forum also [...]

This project, “Leadership for Higher Education’s Role in Promoting Diversity and Social Transformation — Extending Pathways of Inclusion in the United States,” is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Michigan. Our objective for the project is to reinvigorate commitment within higher education [...]

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas represents a milestone in the history of higher education’s role in advancing social progress in this country. In recent decades, institutions have shaped and pursued admissions practices and policies that enabled them to build a diverse student body. The educational and developmental benefits [...]

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 Esmeralda Hernandez Whether it is the community of Detroit or communities of higher education professionals, university-community partnerships is an important part of what we do here at the National Forum.  While much of our community engagement and many of our external partnerships come naturally, we should not underestimate the value of grounding our partnerships [...]