We caught up with Legendary Musician, Nate Mueting, on his National Forum experience and his future plans. Read on to see where he’s off to next!  What brought you to have an interest in the field of philanthropy in the first place?  I had always had an interest in the administrative side of higher education, [...]

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 [...]

What were you doing before you came to the University of Michigan? I was an internship coordinator in Washington, D.C.  I came to U of M because of the National Forum and the philanthropy advancement program. When you think about higher education’s role in society, what intrigues you? I am intrigued by the doors higher [...]

By Kyle Southern As the baby boom generation moves into retirement, immigrants and their children will account for the entirety of U.S. labor force growth between 2010 and 2030.  A recent report by the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE) cites this finding of the Migration Policy Institute to highlight the importance of improved [...]

Stephanie Exton is in her senior year as an undergraduate in the Organizational Studies program. She has a strong interest in philanthropy which has stemmed from her leadership experiences with Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan and been further cultivated through her experience as an intern in the Development Summer Internship Program at U [...]

Sarah is a master’s student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. At the Forum, she is part of the Community Engagement team, working with programs that focus on the betterment of Detroit. In addition, Sarah has a graduate internship at the National Center for Institutional Diversity [...]

Drew Murray, a National Forum legendary musician, has quickly found success since graduating from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education in 2011.  He currently works as a strategic operations manager at the Michigan Health Council.  In this role, Drew is responsible for helping the group’s president understand the future direction of the health [...]

Abstract In this research study, we examined the curricular and co-curricular careers of 23 selected undergraduate students at the University of Michigan to determine whether the choices they made could be grouped into coherent pathways that advanced the students toward a set of desired learning outcomes related to preparing students for life in a diverse [...]

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The University of Michigan D-SIP is a twelve-week intensive program (mid-May to mid-August) that provides undergraduate interns with the professional competencies necessary to embark on a career path in development.  It is a diverse community of U of M undergraduates who are finding great careers and shaping the future of philanthropy through U-M’s award-winning paid [...]

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Communication and Dialogues Access to Democracy Conference for Mercy Higher Education Project Deliberative Dialogue Research Dialogues with State Legislators Intergenerational Scholars Symposium Journey toward Democracy: Voice, Power, and the Public Good Kellogg Forum on Higher Education Transformation (KFHET) Michigan/Great Lakes Revitalization Project National Issues Forum National Leadership Dialogue Series University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [...]