Credentials and Credentialing

Higher education performs two critical functions: dissemination of knowledge and information (education), and certification of that knowledge and information (credentialing). We spend the majority of our work in higher education on the first half of that equation. We argue about relevance and value, about teaching and research, and wrestle endlessly about better ways to help…

Dominican American Studies and Empowerment

There is no one best model to understand immigration to the United States. It is shaped – uniquely – by country of origin, politics, history, and people.  Two countries share the island of Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic. From the early part of the 20th century and President Theodore Roosevelt’s interventionist foreign policy, the…