The Latin word communitas refers to a collection of individuals who, motivated by a common goal, come together and act as one. Community is powerful.
Common approaches to college and university rankings can sometimes have the unfortunate effect of pitting institutions against each other in a battle for students and prestige. As the U.S. turns its attention to meeting the needs of 21st century students and 21st century labor demands, the power of traditional university ranking schemes is starting to erode.
Student success is not a zero-sum game. Rather than fostering competition, a commitment to student success encourages cooperation.
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