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Learn more about the discussions being had among the Higher Education Committee of 50 (Forward50) members as they home in on definitions of college access, accountability, affordability, and transparency and work to develop policy recommendations for lawmakers. Check back each week, through mid-August, for a new blog post from a member of the Forward50 to read their observations and reflections about the work of their subgroups.

Posts From Forward50 Members

This Story Must Change
June 19, 2018 - Anne Kress discusses current efforts to streamline the financial aid process—the impact of which she says is questionable—and stresses the importance of making data on college costs and outcomes more transparent.

Changing Higher Ed to Maintain Hope of Social Mobility
May 30, 2018 - Angel B. Perez delves into perceptions of college cost and why it's important that we rethink current policies and practices related to admission and student success, particularly given the current political climate.

Transparency—A Familiar Buzzword in Higher Ed
May 21, 2018 - Kayla Guilford explains the need for a centralized data system that will allow students to easily access information to help them make informed decisions about their educational choices.

It's All Situational
May 14, 2018 - Using the Situational Leadership Model for context, Ellen Peters gives an update on the Forward50's progress.

Why We Can’t ‘Afford’ to Limit Ourselves to Definitions
May 7, 2018 - David Sheridan discusses the Forward50's first in-person convening and reflects on what the term “affordability” encompasses.