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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 Forbes:
The 2022 edition of World University Rankings by QS highlights a decline in the ranking for U.S. universities as institutions in Asia and Australia have moved up—a trend that could have significant implications for U.S. higher education. Read this article
From The Hechinger Report:
OPINION: Higher Education needs to get comfortable with trial and error
By Bridget Burns
In an effort to break out of higher education’s competitive mode, eleven public research universities established the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) to innovate together, scale what works, hold each other accountable, and share what they learned. Seven years later, UIA shares five important lessons, ranging from cross-departmental collaboration to selecting leadership. Read this article

From Artnet News:
Western Museums Are Finally Reconsidering Their African Collections. We Gathered 3 Experts to Explain Why—and What Needs to Happen Next
By Kate Brown
Some western museums have begun to recognize the implications of their African collections and are taking steps towards restitution. This conversation summarizes some of the complexities and important approaches to moving forward. Read this article

Further Reading
From Brookings Institute:
Higher education performance and accountability: Insights from a new visualization tool
By Leonardo Restrepo and Lesley Turner
With few federal guardrails in place to hold higher education institutions accountable for poor student outcomes, a recent initiative is to link an institution’s eligibility for student aid to the rate at which its students repay their loans and the earnings of their graduates. A new visualization tool enables modeling the effects of different higher education accountability approaches. This report suggests five insights from the visualization tool. Read this article

From American Alliance of Museums:
National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact of Unites States Museums (Fielded April 6-30, 2021)
This third iteration of a survey of 1,004 museum directors tracks metrics first collected in June 2020 and assesses the overall impact of the pandemic on museums’ financial conditions in the past year. The survey outcome indicates significant damage, but suggests optimism about recovery. Read this article

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