Accreditation Blues

It took a long time to redefine the purposes of college and university accreditation, but we are doing it. The “we” are not the accreditation agencies or the major professional associations that speak for higher education. The change agents are a loose coalition of state and federal government agencies, some members of Congress, and the … Continue reading “Accreditation Blues”

On being a founding trustee

Last week I spoke with a professional writer and editor charged with ghost writing a history of Western Governors University. I became¬† involved with this project in 1995, at the invitation of Fife Symington III, then Governor of Arizona.¬† As a founding trustee of the new university from 1996 to 2006. I enjoyed an extraordinary … Continue reading “On being a founding trustee”

Study abroad: is it still a life changing experience?

My late husband Ben Brown, a graduate of Baylor University, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Harvard University, used to say that he had learned a lot from the faculty of those institutions and had enjoyed his time in the classroom and at fraternity parties. But when we discussed and compared life-changing experiences Ben … Continue reading “Study abroad: is it still a life changing experience?”