Research Initiatives

The Forum is currently engaged in the following major research initiatives:

The Forum on Politics, the Economy and Higher Education

The Forum on Politics, the Economy and Higher Education explores the role of higher education in the global economy, examines the multi-dimensional context within which higher education exists, and aims to deepen understanding of higher education as a beneficial force for change.
The Forum on Politics, the Economy and Higher Education is made possible by a grant from Cognition Financial.

The Forum on New Business and Financial Models

The Forum on New Business and Financial Models explores new models and initiatives to improve academic performance, productivity and quality.
The Forum on New Business and Financial Models is made possible by a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education.

The Forum on Higher Education Governance, Leadership and Management

The Forum on Higher Education Governance, Leadership and Management studies how issues surrounding governance, leadership, strategy, financial management and operations will shape new business models for higher education.
The Forum on Higher Education Governance, Leadership and Management is made possible by a grant from the Huron Consulting Group.

The Forum on Financial Markets and Risk Management

The Forum on Financial Markets and Risk Management explores changes in capital and credit markets, and management of financial assets and risks.
The Forum on Financial Markets and Risk Management is made possible by a grant from TIAA.

 

Previously the Forum engaged in the following research initiatives:

The Forum on Technology Innovation and Academic Productivity examined how new learning media and technologies, particularly social media and networks, can improve academic productivity and expand capacity for low-income and other students.
The Forum on Technology Innovation and Academic Productivity was made possible by a grant from The Kresge Foundation.

The Ford Policy Forum studied key economic issues likely to influence the quality and performance of institutions of higher learning. Its goal was to facilitate informed discussion of these issues and to develop policy recommendations and initiatives.
The Ford Policy Forum was made possible by a grant from The Ford Foundation.

The Forum on Human Cognition and New Learning Technologies examined how advances in the cognitive and neurosciences can enhance our understanding of how we learn and improve the design and development of new learning media and technologies.
The Forum on Human Cognition and Learning Technologies was made possible by grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Forum on the Student and Workplace of the Future examined the demographics of future student populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and future labor market and workplace requirements.
The Forum on the Student and Workplace of the Future was made possible by a grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education. 

The Forum on Connecting Campus and Community focused on how the academic and financial resources of college and universities can effectively address social and community needs.
The Forum on Connecting Campus and Community was made possible by grants from The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Forum on Higher Education Finance examined current issues and emerging trends and strategies in the financing and financial management of higher education.
The Forum on Higher Education Finance was made possible by a grant from Lehman Bros.

The Forum on the Internet and the University explored how the Internet and related technologies could improve the quality and condition of higher learning.
The Forum on the Internet and the University was made possible by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.