Last weekend, I attended the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago. As a first time AERA participant, I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed—as I expected—by the number of people who descended on the River North area of town to share and learn from the latest educational research. It [...]

RESEARCH SCHOLARS Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is proud to sponsor the Greenleaf Scholars Program. The purpose of the program is to select and support promising early career scholars and professionals who wish to study the impact of servant leadership in a wide range of organizational or social contexts. The program is administered through The [...]

  • Aug 5, 2013
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The roots of our connection to Brightmoor began with our initial reflections regarding the importance of college access in communities across the state of Michigan.  When we decided to research the benefits of having a college degree at multiple levels of analysis, we began by examining the decision-making process that Michigan students and families go [...]

By Lara Kovacheff Badke, Doctoral Candidate – Higher Education Higher education plays a major role in shaping our society’s leaders.  College students spend a considerable amount of time engaging in both explicit (classroom experiences; service-learning) and implicit (team projects; holding down a job while juggling school responsibilities) forms of leadership development during their college experience.  [...]

The National Forum proudly recognizes the achievements of Legendary Musician, Nick Bowman.  Nick was presented the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award at the 2012 ASHE Conference.  Congratulations, Nick! What is the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award? The award recognizes a significant body of scholarship, a single extraordinary research achievement by a higher education scholar, or [...]

By Betty Overton-Adkins, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Higher Education About three months ago I arrived at the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good to assume a leadership role in partnership with John Burkhardt and a talented team of student-scholars and leaders.  While I have been connected to the Forum in many ways [...]

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our funders, and their generosity and support of our work. Below is a list of our previous funders. For more information on specific funded projects, please visit our Funded Projects page. To view our current funders, visit the Current Funding Partners page. Previous Funders American College Personnel Association American [...]

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 presentations over the past few years:  2013 de Bowe, C., Kamimura, A., Ramos, M., & Wardlow, M. (2013, May) Recruiting and Retaining Undocumented Students in the Midwest, College Board Preparate [...]

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 [...]

Recently, this article in the Charlotte Observer regarding a new scholarship program for undocumented students came to our attention. The news article discusses the inability of undocumented students to receive any federal financial aid because they are not American citizens. Because most of these students come from low income backgrounds, it is almost impossible for them [...]