“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good [...]

At our first pre-screening of the film, The Graduates, the panelists talked about their experience with mentorship and how it has affected their lives. Listening to the conversation has led me to reflect on my life and experiences and the role that mentorship has played in all of it. As a Latina and first generation [...]

By Dan Parrish, C.S.C. Undocumented student access to higher education is a particularly hot topic in late 2012.  It is an issue that is not necessarily bound by partisanship, with post-election calls for comprehensive immigration reform coming from both the right and left.  Each year roughly 65,000 undocumented children graduate from secondary schools in the [...]

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 [...]

Kimberly Reyes came to the University of Michigan and the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) as a master’s student in 2010, and has recently chosen to pursue her doctorate here as well, largely because of the experiences she had working as a research assistant at the National Forum on Higher [...]

Raquel K. Welch-Johnson is a current graduate student in the Marygrove College Education program.  She will graduate with a Master of Education majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Economics.  She is a believer in continuous education and has completed: Journeyman’s License in Accounting and Finance through the United States Air Force, two year Diploma [...]

Additional Links and Resources PBS Podcasts on Higher Education Solutions for our Future The Chronicle of Higher Education Inside Higher Ed NDI – National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Public Attitudes on Higher Education New York Times Interactive Graphic: How Class Works   Aligned partners through Access to Democracy Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Kellogg Fellows [...]

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A collaboration with the Chair of the Faculty, Deans, faculty and staff at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill around the question, “What is the Role of a Research | Public University in fostering public debate?” Faculty and graduate students at the National Forum collaborated with the Chair of the Faculty, Deans, faculty and staff [...]

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Journey toward Democracy was a dialogue series that strove to connect civic engagement opportunities across the University of Michigan. The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good was a collaborator in this initiative as a way to spread democratic ideals to the larger campus community. University of Michigan (UM) offers a wide range [...]

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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 [...]