In my year of serving on the Finance and Stewardship team of the National Forum, I have learned much about the strategy and collaboration that goes into each letter of intent or proposal prepared by our project teams. While I am certainly not an expert in grant writing now, I think that many of the [...]

  • Sep 18, 2013
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Join the National Forum’s Educate the Future social media campaign by uploading a brief video of yourself to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram completing this sentence:   “I will use education to change…” #educatethefuture   For a chance to be featured in the social media campaign centered around the premiere of  THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS on Monday, October [...]

  • Sep 18, 2013
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According to recently released U.S. Census data compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the higher education enrollment rate of 18- to 24-year-old Latino high school graduates reached 49 percent in 2012, surpassing that of White high school graduates for the first time. However, there are numerous reports that indicate that although Latinos [...]

by Lara Kovacheff Badke, PhD candidate The University of Michigan’s Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS) recently offered its inaugural “Big Data Research Camp”, in which I had the opportunity to participate.  Before this intensive weeklong experience, I happily completed five years of doctoral studies without ever having to give much thought to the research terms [...]

By Marisol Ramos Several members of the immigration research team at the National Forum attended the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Conference in San Antonio, TX on March 28-30th, 2013.  This year’s AAHHE was special, as the National Forum had the opportunity to unveil for the first time: the uLEAD Network.  While [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Amy was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Grand Valley State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Video Production (2005).  After graduation, Amy worked for two years as a Distribution Administrator in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In 2008, she moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, earning a Master [...]

  • Apr 15, 2011
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