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We missed the big data revolution. But we're going to fix that at UNC.

For a long time, public higher education hasn’t collected or used data about itself well. Our data systems were built to meet narrow compliance and reporting requirements with very little of it helping leaders more effectively manage our public institutions.

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What ails education? ‘An absence of vision, a failure of will and politics’

We have long benefited from a broad coalition that has advanced bold action to improve America’s education system. That coalition has waned. It’s time to rebuild it. Today, education is blessed with bipartisan agreement on what works, and cursed with bipartisan complacency at every level on taking action.

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EDITORIAL: A road-map for transforming state’s workforce

If you haven’t already, we highly encourage you to read Thursday’s OpEd piece by UNC System President Margaret Spellings. While Spellings points out significant accomplishments at UNCW, she is very frank about a critical problem for our region and elsewhere across the state -- overall, our workforce does not have the level of education that employers require.

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UNC System making progress but there’s more work to do

It was nearly 60 years ago that leaders from Charlotte College hosted the first official gathering on their new campus. Just as the big kickoff began, the weather turned and rain forced everyone to find cover in the biggest room available — an old barn.

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Podcast: Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times” explores current and emerging challenges. Guests Ted Mitchell, Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues, including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

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Charlotte Talks: UNC President Margaret Spellings On Her First Two Years, DeVos, School Shootings

Margaret Spellings just marked two years as president of the University of North Carolina system. She came into office amid sharp criticism and protests over her appointment. Spellings says those critics have fallen by the wayside and she's out to highlight her successes as president thus far.

 

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