Not Impossible Dreams – Essay for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

The problem is not that we don’t know, or haven’t known, or can’t know what to do; the problem is that opportunities for change have been submerged, stifled, and snuffed out by the intransigency of staid institutional, organizational, and commercial culture. But change is the partner, or implementation plan, of existential moments.

By |2021-11-18T00:03:29+00:00November 17th, 2021|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments

Coming Back – Essay for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

This semester will be remembered, if outlived. Educators are resilient people—if nothing else, intrepid. Even in the midst of our fatigue and frustration with Zoom, the sadness we feel for the students who, despite being our purpose, had such a diminished experience this year, and the wrenching uncertainties that define these times, we long for the return of the familiar.

By |2021-04-28T18:49:51+00:00April 19th, 2021|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments

Uncovering – Essay for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

This pandemic and its consequences has uncovered a lot about ourselves, our students, and our institutions. We must learn from these discoveries.

By |2021-04-28T18:50:01+00:00November 18th, 2020|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments

No Silver Lining: The Pandemic and Higher Education

There will be no going back to normal for higher education institutions post-Covid-19 pandemic. How will we support students—all students—and make it possible for them to take full advantage of what our colleges and universities can provide?

By |2021-04-28T18:50:36+00:00April 23rd, 2020|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments

Measuring What Matters: “Big Data,” Data Analytics, and Student Success

Data and analytics often help senior leadership at higher education institutions understand students better. But to truly put students first, leadership must go beyond data and uncover student stories.

By |2020-11-18T04:38:01+00:00November 22nd, 2019|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments

The State of Higher Education in 2017: Student Affairs Must Put Students First

The idea of higher education as a public good is challenged. We must cultivate humanity at the senior leadership levels at colleges and universities to engage, support, and advance student learning.

By |2020-10-09T19:17:07+00:00January 13th, 2017|From the Desk of Dr. Keeling|0 Comments
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