Higher Ed Articles

Selected Articles and Speeches

An Education for the Twenty-First Century: Stewardship of the Global Commons, co-authored with Grant H. Cornwell, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, and Celeste Schenck. Liberal Education, Vol. 98, No. 4 (Fall 2012).

A College Education for All: The Promise and the Prospects.  Keynote address delivered at the 2012 Academic Symposium at Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Is a University Really Necessary? Does It Need to Change,” March 27, 2012.

Quaker Meetings and Quaker Colleges: What Should They Do for One Another? Quaker Higher Education: A Publication of Friends Association for Higher Education, v5, Issue 2, December 2011, pp 9-12.

Steering NSSE.  Foreword to Fostering Student Engagement Campuswide, NSSE Annual Results 2011, November 2011.

Hobbes or We the People.  Remarks delivered at a Symposium on the Future of the Humanities sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and SAIS/Johns Hopkins, March 29, 2011

Five Emergent Principles of Institutional Research.  Remarks delivered at a Symposium on Institutional Research in Muslim Majority Countries, May 11, 2010.

Going Public (a proposal for public learning audits), Inside Higher Education, January 26, 2010.

Beyond Wayne County by the Numbers, Earlham Community Forum Presentation, September 17, 2009.

To Pick a College, Look in the Mirror, Finding the Right College for You,
Kaplan/Newsweek, Fall 2009 edition, pp 8‐9.

Templates Galore: New Approaches to Public Disclosure,” Change: The Magazine of Higher Education, November/December 2008, pp 36-­‐41.  Full text here.

Earlham’s Commitment to Financial Aid.  Introduction to the Earlham Annual Report for 2007-08.

Wayne County By the Numbers, Earlham Community Forum Presentation, September 18, 2008.

Quaker Governance of a Quaker College, Quaker Higher Education: A Publication of Friends Association for Higher Education, v2, Issue 1, April 2008, pp 2-­6.

Recommitting to Quality and Access: Financing the Next Surge of Opportunity in the United States, Address to the Consumer Bankers Association 2008 Private Loan Workshop, Arlington, VA, February 27, 2008.

The Way Forward on College Rankings, presentation to The Annapolis Group (liberal arts college presidents), June 2007.

Is Less More at Small Colleges? an article by Paul Fain in the Chronicle of Higher Education using Earlham College as a prominent example, and setting forth my views on educational quality and college size, September 9, 2005.

Listen Respectfully, Speak Truthfully, Commencement Address at Brooklyn Friends School, June 2005.

Putting Dignity and Rights at the Heart of the Global Economy: A Quaker Perspective, co-author as a member of the AFSC Working Party on Global Economics (Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 2004).

New Connections for Scholars: The Changing Missions of a Learned Society in an Era of Digital Networks, American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper #36, 1997.

Innovation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, in Robert Orrill (ed.), Education and Democracy:  Re-imagining Liberal Learning in America (New York: The College Board, 1997), pp 131-149.

Fair Use in an Electronic Age:  A View from Scholars and Scholarly Societies, in Michael   Matthews and  Patricia Brennan (eds.)  Copyright, Public Policy and the Scholarly Community (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 1995), pp 7-15.

Convocation Addresses at Earlham

Once Again at the Crossroads (January 2011)

Port Huron Meets Germantown Meeting; or The Promise of the New Left, the Promise of Quakerism, and What They Could Learn from One Another (January 2010)

Varieties of Religious Experience in Public (Joint Convocation Address, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary, August 31, 2006)

What Makes an Earlham? Our Values and Our Value (January 2006)

What Can a Pacifist Say, Today  (January 2005)

Race Matters at Earlham (September 2001)

The Idea of a Quaker College (August 2000)

Earlham and the Reform of Education (with Ellen Bennett, September 1999)

Some Elements of Transformation (September 1998)

Earlham as a Crossroads Community (Inauguration address, March 1998)

The Community We Seek (September 1997)

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