Publications

Ford Policy Forum 2006 contains the papers presented and discussed at the Ford Policy Forum, held during the Forum’s 2005 Aspen Symposium. The Ford Policy Forum studies key economic issues affecting higher education and is designed to develop policy recommendations and initiatives. The 2005 Ford Policy Forum focused on racial, economic, and political diversity in higher education. Scholars include Marta Tienda, Shirley Ort, and Edwin Feulner. The monograph opens with an introduction by the Ford Policy Forum’s co-chairs, Michael McPherson of the Spencer Foundation and Morton Owen Schapiro of Williams College.

Forum Futures 2005 is a collection of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forums 2004 Aspen Symposium. Papers include topics such as the fears of globalization, next-generation educational software, and aligning athletics and academic values. Scholars include Joseph Nye, who coined the term soft power and describes how it differs from hard military strength and why it is critical in our globalized society; Howard Gardner, who discusses the decline of societal trustees in America today; John Gabrieli, whose research on human memory and the brain holds great potential for teaching, learning, and assessment; and Jack DeGioia, whose philosophical approach provides a unique view of college sports’ role in American higher education.

Forum Futures 2004 is a collection of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2003 Aspen Symposium. Papers include topics such as scholarship in the digital world, the university-industry partnership, and whether student financial aid policies promote access to higher education. Scholars include V. S. Ramachandran, whose research is beginning to address how the power of the mind might best be tapped; Jim Collins, who applies lessons learned from research for his book, Good to Great, to higher education; Edward Ayers, who describes his Valley of the Shadow project and assesses the future of digital scholarship; and David Collis, who documents the paradox of scope in higher education and how it affects the governance of colleges and…

Ford Policy Forum 2004 contains the papers presented and discussed at the Ford Policy Forum, held during the Forum’s 2003 Aspen Symposium. The Ford Policy Forum studies key economic issues affecting higher education and is designed to develop policy recommendations and initiatives.

Forum Futures 2003 is a collection of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2002 Aspen Symposium. Papers explore topics such as mastering innovation as a force for renewal, preserving digital scholarship, and global issues in higher education. Scholars include Elizabeth Daley, who urges that the concept of literacy be expanded; Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who analyzes how established institutions can evolve with respect to the use of new media; James Utterback on the dynamics of innovation; and William Wulf, who discusses the profound implications of technology for higher education.

Ford Policy Forum 2003 contains the papers presented and discussed at the Ford Policy Forum, held during the Forum’s 2002 Aspen Symposium. The Ford Policy Forum studies key economic issues affecting higher education and is designed to develop policy recommendations and initiatives.