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The Center for Higher and Adult Education emphasizes both the importance of policy and international work in post-secondary education for the 21st century. The Center aims to create an intellectual climate by supporting academic and cultural exchange at the postsecondary level as well as hosting forums dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education policy in today’s complex, global environment. In addition the Center assists the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education faculty and graduate students with their post-secondary research, teaching, and outreach related to higher education policy both domestically and across the globe.

For more information on HALE academic programs and how to apply, consult the Prospective Students section by clicking here or the admissions page here.

New Report Released

The Center is proud to announce the release of a new report entitled "A Great Collection of Minds: Maximizing the Strategic Engagement of New University Trustee". This report covers the third and final phase of research on newly appointed Michigan public university trustees. The report was co-authored by Michael J. Zeig, Ph.D., Roger G. Baldwin, Ph.D., and Kathleen, M. Wilbur, Ph.D. student, HALE. 


The first report, "Great Expectations: A Longitudinal Study of New University Trustees" was released in 2014. The second report, "Oversight vs. Strategic Engagement: The Competing Roles of Public University Trustees" was released in 2015. 

HALE Students Make Policy Trip to D.C.

Washington 2013

The EAD 967: Policy Development and Analysis in Post-secondary Education course includes a day and a half trip to Washington, DC, supported by the HALE Center. The policy trip offers students an incredible opportunity for both academic and professional development that is unique among higher education doctoral programs around the country. Students are able to link theory and practice by hearing from current higher education policy leaders on a range of current policy issues.

To learn more about the most recent trip, including details of the trip agenda and speaker biographies, visit the D.C. Policy Trip webpage