Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders Convene at NYU Steinhardt

Israeli and U.S. higher education leaders met last week at New York University for a three-day meeting to foster a community of purpose among Israeli research universities and colleges. The attendees included eight Israeli university and college presidents, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt.  The event was led by Ann Marcus, director […]

Stella Flores, Higher Education Scholar, to Join NYU Steinhardt

Stella M. Flores has been appointed Associate Professor of Higher Education at NYU Steinhardt. Flores, who is currently an associate professor of public policy and higher education at Vanderbilt University, will also hold the position of Director of Access and Equity within the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. “Stella Flores is a leading scholar in […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts Panel on Undocumented College Students, April 2nd

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy will host a panel discussion, Undocumented College Students: In the Shadows of the Ivory Tower. The event will cover findings of America’s first survey of undocumented college students, published earlier this year by researchers at UCLA. The panel discussion will be held at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, […]

Richard Arum Leads Discussion on Transition from College to Adulthood

On Nov. 3, the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy hosted a seminar to discuss Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Students, a new book by Richard Arum, NYU professor of sociology and education, and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia. Arum and Roksa’s 2011 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, […]

The Changing Landscape of American Higher Education Is Topic of Lecture Sponsored by Steinhart Institute for Higher Education Policy

Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2012), spoke at an event sponsored by the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy on October 29th.  In a lecture titled, Interesting Times: Reflections on America’s Colleges, Delbanco described higher education as an enterprise in flux, beleaguered by bad public relations, […]

Defining Excellence in Community Colleges is Focus of Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Event

The Obama administration has put the spotlight on community colleges, which serve nearly half the college population of the United States.  These institutions have been seen historically as “engines of opportunity,” yet in the aggregate evidence shows disappointing retention and completion rates. On April 29th, the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy hosted, ‘Defining Excellence […]

The Role Foundations Play in Higher Education Reform Is Topic of Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Forum

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at New York University hosted a public forum titled, “Private Dollars for Public Purposes: Are Foundations Setting the Agenda for Higher Education Reform?” in October.  Three panelists considered whether the dominance of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation is sidelining disparate voices on important policy […]