Presidents' Trust: The Essentials

The Essentials

An exclusive benefit of the Presidents' Trust, The Essentials is a regular series of one-pagers designed to help college and university presidents convey the value of liberal education.

  • College Students' Critical Thinking
  • Legal Restrictions on Educational Discussion and Instruction
  • The Mental Health and Well-being of Young Professionals
  • Common Learning Outcomes for Four-Year College Students
  • Articulating the Value Proposition of Higher Education
  • Digital Equity
  • Exhaustion, Mental Health, and Resilience
  • Inflation, College Costs, and Institutional Reputation
  • Workforce Transformation Impacting Higher Education
  • Fostering Equity in Access to Learning
  • Public Perception of College Admissions Tests
  • Responding to Student Protests
  • Equity Commitments and Learning Outcomes
  • Views of College and Enrollment Among Young Adults
  • Liberal Education and Workforce Preparation
  • Liberal Education and Civic Engagement
  • Using VALUE to Accelerate Authentic Assessment


To propose a topic for The Essentials or contribute content, contact Kathryn Enke, Secretary to the Board and Strategist for Presidential Initiatives.