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Systemness in Action: Addressing FAFSA Challenges

Last year, the Department of Education introduced updated and enhanced Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, aiming to simplify a previously lengthy and complex process. However, as you might expect, rolling out a new platform of this significance created new challenges for students submitting applications. The ensuing delays resulting from these challenges have…

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A New Year’s Message from President Jason Lane

As we start the new year, I am deeply honored to assume the role of President of the newly rebranded NASH: The National Association of Higher Education Systems. NASH has a storied history rooted in unwavering dedication to collaboration in higher education. At the core of our mission lies the concept of systemness – the…

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NASH Partnership with Kentucky Drives Impressive Results for Innovative Scholarship Pilot Program

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In a landmark collaboration, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) recently released the outcomes of the Kentucky Innovative Scholarship Pilot Program (KISPP) in their annual report for the 2022-23 academic year. This pioneering initiative, co-implemented by the National Association of Higher Education Systems’ (NASH) Refugee Resettlement…

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Louisiana’s Got Talent: Bringing Meauxmentum to the National Stage

The Meauxmentum Approach, introduced in 2022, has redefined the trajectory of higher education outcomes in Louisiana. Crafted by visionary education leaders, this groundbreaking initiative has already delivered astonishing results. The Meauxmentum Approach applies a design framework combining three foundational strands (Equity, Resources, and Learning Mindsets) and four structural threads (Choices, Pathways, Milestones, and Engagements). Together…

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Register for NASH’s Training for Campus Leaders in Partnership with ECAR:

“Creating Inclusive Communities Together: Transforming Higher Education Through Refugee Integration” Are you interested in making your campus more inclusive of refugees? Apply to host this training and become a “Mobilizer” for your campus! APPLY HERE  The National Association of System Head’s (NASH) Refugee Resettlement Initiative (RRI) has partnered with Every Campus a Refuge (ECAR) to…

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World Refugee Day: A Call to Action to Support and Empower Displaced People Everywhere

  Co-Authored: Dr. Nancy Zimpher, Interim Executive Director of the National Association of System Heads (NASH) and Esther Benjamin, CEO and Executive Director, World Education Services (WES)   This World Refugee Day, we refuse to turn a blind eye to the struggles refugees and displaced people face worldwide. Their indomitable spirit and resilience deserve our…

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Five Key Takeaways from Creating Inclusive Communities Together: Transforming Higher Education Through Refugee Integration

Have you heard about the free certificate-bearing training, Creating Inclusive Communities Together: Transforming Higher Education Through Refugee Integration? If not, you’ve come to the right place! We recently partnered with Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) to empower faculty, staff, and students at U.S. higher education institutions to support refugee resettlement and integration through an intersectional…

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Big Ideas for Improving Student Success

Originally published on Acadeum A Focus on Collaborative Course Sharing as an example of “Systemness” By Jason E. Lane, Dean of Education, Health, and Society at Miami University and Senior Fellow, National Association of System Heads (NASH) To approach higher education from a student success perspective can be transformative–not only for students, but for the…

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NASH Staff Update – Welcoming Jessica Todtman & Dan Knox

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Staffing Update The National Association of Systems Heads is thrilled to announce two new appointments on our team that support the important work of the Power of Systems. Jessica Todtman has been named Deputy Director of the Power of Systems. In this role she will help drive our national collective impact initiative focused on advancing…

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