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July, 2010  // Posts published in July, 2010

29 Jul Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off on Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Several years ago Mason developed a strategic plan for 2014. It emerged from wide campus discussions and offers a solid basis for moving forward. In contrast to past plans, this one was followed by the establishment of a Strategic Implementation Committee, designed to assist in the translation, adaptation, and monitoring of the basic plan, again […]


13 Jul Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off on The Retaining Challenge

The Retaining Challenge

I have written and spoken before about the need for American universities, in a tough period, to recommit to maximum accessibility, given the demographic changes in our society, the growing economic inequality, and the obvious burdens of tuition costs. We need imaginative ways to reach out into the K-12 student population to maximize interest in […]


06 Jul Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Publics and Privates

Publics and Privates

I just did an interview with a very perceptive University Relations staffer, who was asking among other things about why I wanted to become Provost and why I moved from a private to a public setting. The fact was, when I did decide to put in for the position at Mason I didn’t think a […]