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Outgoing St. Thomas President Discusses the Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Liberal Arts College

Posted on · (Above: After he retires this academic year, Robert Ivany will continue as president emeritus at the University of St. Thomas next academic year. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media)Dr. Robert Ivany is leaving his post as the president of the University of St. Thomas after 13 years – but not before he sits down for […]

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How to Help College-Bound Students Avoid the ‘Summer Melt’

Posted on · (Above: Students listen to an instructor at one of the campuses of Houston’s Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) In the summer between high school and college, some graduates enroll in a college or university but never show up in the fall. In higher education circles, the phenomenon is called “summer […]

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Should More Texas Community Colleges Be Allowed to Offer Four-Year Degrees?

Posted on · (Above: A class at Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) Right now, just three community colleges in the state of Texas are allowed to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. Houston’s Lone Star College is not one of them, but wants to be. Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Steve Head argues allowing schools like […]

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Community Colleges Offering 4-Year Degrees, and Mystery Author Philip Kerr: Thursday’s Show (April 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A class at Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) Right now, just three community colleges in the state of Texas are allowed to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. Houston’s Lone Star College is not one of them, but wants to be. Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Steve Head argues allowing schools like […]

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Texas A&M Galveston Examines Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

Posted on · Texas A&M University at Galveston has been hosting a two-day Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education this week (April 3-4, 2017). Among the topics featured at the conference are creating inclusive higher education environments and curriculum; challenges facing international students, faculty and staff; and expanding access to education by underrepresented populations. We talk to […]

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Inclusion and Diversity In Higher Ed, and Regulating Truck Drivers: Tuesday’s Show (April 4, 2017)

Posted on · Texas A&M University at Galveston has been hosting a two-day Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education this week (April 3-4, 2017). Among the topics featured at the conference are creating inclusive higher education environments and curriculum; challenges facing international students, faculty and staff; and expanding access to education by underrepresented populations. We talk to […]