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 [...]

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 Silvena Chan At the Kettering Foundation last week, I doled out my usual uncompromising suggestions about community accountability: that it should be at the forefront of any institution or organization community engagement work.  I meant it, and I still mean it when I assert that constant commitment to accountability is the only way to [...]

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 [...]

Over the past couple years, the National Forum has partnered with leaders of the Brightmoor community, a neighborhood in the northwest region of Detroit, to promote and establish a college access network for Brightmoor youth and adults.  Assisting in this task is Raquel K. Welch-Johnson, an AmeriCorps member within the Mentor Michigan College Coaching Corps [...]

Kimberly Reyes, Graduate Student Research Assistant, represented the National Forum at “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant: A Policy Perspective.”  The event took place on February 21st at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan.  “The presentation explored public policy related to undocumented immigrants, specifically with regard to the personal [...]

Ally is currently a senior at the University of Michigan, pursuing a degree in both Communications and Sociology.  She was born and raised in Rochester, Michigan.  This is her first year at the Forum as a communications assistant, and she is excited to finally have an experience that will integrate her double major.  In addition [...]

During the fall of 2011, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is hosting a seminar series titled Reinventing Public Education. The seminar is part of the Alumni Association’s series: Lifelong Learning: Leaders and Best Seminars. The National Forum is partnering with the Alumni Association in crafting the seminars, helping frame some of the [...]

The National Strategy Summit took place in Washington, DC on April 26-28, 2010. At the summit, participants coordinated a strategy unfolding over approximately 18 months — a time in which it will be important to maintain progress in efforts to link immigration and educational opportunity. This summit was held in cooperation with a “Call to [...]

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Take Action The National Forum’s mission statement focuses on a four part model of change: Awareness, Understanding, Commitment, and Action. We believe that our efforts to research and understand issues necessarily draw us to act.  Please join us in taking action through one of the following methods, or drop us a line and suggest other [...]