Blog: Just Explain It to Me!“There are so many boards at this institution. Who’s really in charge? What do they do? How do people get on the board?” Higher education boards can be confusing. Knowing the…

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean  Back when I followed hockey, I was fascinated by the tactic of pulling the goalie.  At the time -- and I haven’t followed hockey in decades, so I don’t…

Blog: Just VisitingEvery so often, maybe six or so times a year, I get an email from someone asking if I’d be willing to talk to them about how to successfully leave academia. While it is…

If you’re unhappy with your current 529 college savings plan, you might benefit from a 529 plan rollover. Maybe you’ve moved to a new state that offers a tax benefit for contributions or your existing…

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Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanWe’re reaching the point at which we have to make decisions about classes for the fall semester. Alert readers will notice that it’s February, which isn’t especially autumnal in the…

What does a bear have to do to get some FSA-DS help around here? In that end-of-the-season FSA-DS thread that Chris wrote, he included this tidbit: ....we are probably just a couple weeks away from…

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean  A longtime reader who is considering a job at another college asks:   I read Grawe’s book on demographics in higher Ed (thanks for highlighting that) and it was…