Recently a new team member joined the National Forum. Ilana Israel will be our new Admin! She is a native of Ann Arbor, MI. Ilana graduated from Elon University in NC with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications. Her interests include working with non-profit organizations, furthering her education and advocating for social justice and equality. She […]

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good has hosted four webinars through the uLEAD Network, each addressing a different aspect of postsecondary access and support for immigrant and undocumented students. These webinars are an important part of our outreach, education, and advocacy efforts: they allow a national audience to learn from our […]

While looking back at my previous blog post that I wrote shortly after arriving at the National Forum, I realized how many new skills I have actually gained since starting in May. I will be graduating from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education in December and I’m on my way out […]

As we launch a new academic school year, I realize we are already half way through 2013. At my age, time seems to be flying. I worry we aren’t working fast enough or smart enough at the National Forum to address our goals. One way I try to assess how we are doing is looking […]

By Carly Wegner  My decision to pursue the Philanthropy, Advancement, and Development concentration as part of the Higher Education masters program eventually led me to the National Forum. I have already begun to learn a great deal since joining the National Forum, but I am hoping to gain many more skills throughout my time here. […]

By Dan Parrish, C.S.C. To anyone who follows the National Forum online it is no secret that we have been substantially engaged in studying undocumented student access since 2007.  I recently had the privilege of presenting some of our findings at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) in Washington, […]

In partnership with the National Issues Forums (NIF) and the Kettering Foundation, the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan is hosting a training session based on the national deliberative dialogue model supported by the Kettering Foundation, entitled “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education help Us Create […]

The overarching goal of this initiative is to foster conditions that enable all capable students the opportunity to access higher education. Unaligned policy, systematic barriers to opportunity, and polarized public discourse have resulted in large numbers of Latino, immigrant, and undocumented students being denied access to a college education. Our work focuses on identifying, addressing, […]

By Nate Mueting Since joining the National Forum team this past May, I encountered a number of great opportunities that have helped shape my interest in higher education.  Through my work assisting the Finance and Stewardship Team, I have been able to learn more about the field of philanthropy and the process of applying for […]

By Nabih Haddad Economic globalization has caused a fracturing of regulatory ascendency, furthering the tensions between public and private governance at the local, regional, and international levels. This result of globalization has produced an atmosphere where transnational actors can now operate beyond the scope of any one regulatory environment (Backer, 2010; Ruggie, 2007).  In response, […]