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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Crushing Contradictions of the American University
By Chad Wellmon
The transformative power of higher education has recently been questioned because of the rise of student debt and assertions that universities and colleges perpetuate social inequalities, among other concerns. Although higher education does generate many societal benefits, the implicit compact between  university and society drew its force from history itself, and the golden age of higher education converted intellectual desire into a market for student debt. Read this article

From Forbes:
Despite concerns by some about the marketability of skills learned in a liberal arts education, technology companies are increasingly seeking the creative and humanist values and thinking that such an education provides. As technology becomes ever more pervasive, a liberal arts education will become even more significant, for a variety of reasons. Read this article
From The Hechinger Report:
From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education
By Derek Newton
Artificial Intelligence has been increasingly embraced by colleges and universities to reduce costs, improve data collection and analysis, and sharpen decision-making. With the growing use and capabilities of AI, so do concerns about the biases it may generate as it becomes more deeply embedded in institutional decision making. Read this article

Further Reading:
2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report
This report identifies the trends, technologies, and practices shaping the future of higher education and summarizes some potential long- term effects of the pandemic. Read this article

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