Background Reading on Communications and Community Relations Themes

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American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Articles from Inside Higher Ed

  • A New Brand: regards private sector professionals hired on campuses in marketing and branding roles
  • Bard’s Bet: discusses branding of a small liberal arts college
  • Making the Case: involves issues of messaging in the face of negative media narratives
  • Fireable Tweets: about faculty usage of social media and institutional social media policies
  • Brand New Dilemma: discusses not only the American Wonk campaign, but also some other campaigns that have been notable (for better or worse)
  • Logo Revolt: about the negative reaction to the U. of California's new logo
  • They Came for the For-Profits:  this has to do with the for-profit college industry, as well as some elements of higher ed advocacy and the role of the federal government and political pressures
  • Rating Alternative: discusses the public university response to President Obama’s rating plan. Not strictly communications-related, but gives some context of some of the national initiatives happening in the U.S.
  • High Noon in Austin: another article from the level of state governments on advocating for public higher ed in the face of political pressure


Editorials from Inside Higher Ed