"Balancing Fundamental Tensions"

<p>Article in Inside Higher Ed by Daniel H. Weiss, president of Lafayette College, formerly the James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the individual and collective courage needed to tackle the challenges facing higher education today.</p>

as someone who has spent his career in higher education, first as an academic and then as an administrator, I believe the issues facing higher ed leaders now are more profound than at any other time in the last several decades — and are perhaps even unprecedented.</p>

<p>We face mounting pressure from all sides to do well in the rankings and increase revenue; but, as our institutions become significantly more market driven, we’re in grave danger of losing touch with our core academic missions...


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