Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Using Labor Market Data to Improve Student Success

October 28, 2014

Community Colleges have a unique opportunity to enable students to acquire the skills they need to land good jobs with strong wages, but colleges can only fulfill this promise if they are taking advantage of available data to tailor their educational...

Adapting to Plenty: Effects of the Oil and Gas Boom

2014 Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Bill White, Chair and Leonard Coburn, Rapporteur
October 21, 2014

In July 2014 the topic of the Forum was “Adapting to Plenty:  Effects of the Oil and Gas Boom. Bill White, Chairman of Lazard Houston, and former Houston Mayor and Deputy Secretary of Energy, chaired. Participants considered additional opportunities for production and the challenges of achieving them, international impacts of the new North American production, the changing rationale for U.S. energy...

Leading from the Front of the Classroom: Teacher Leadership that Works

October 17, 2014

Teacher leadership is emerging as a key strategy to increase retention of effective teachers and distribute responsibility for improving instruction, but it must be designed and implemented strategically to meet these goals. A new paper from the Aspen Institute and Leading Educators, Leading from the Front of the Classroom: A Roadmap for Teacher Leadership that Works, highlights promising practices from...

Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

A Report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
Amy K. Garmer
October 14, 2014

Rising to the Challenge is the culmination of a year-long exploration and examination of the challenges and opportunities facing communities and their public libraries as society moves deeper into the digital era. It projects a new vision for public libraries and promotes new thinking about libraries, their critical assets, new networked forms and the essential role they now play in providing...

The First Year of Accelerating Opportunity

THERESA ANDERSON, LAUREN EYSTER, ROBERT I. LERMAN—THE URBAN INSTITUTE CAROL CLYMER, MAUREEN CONWAY, MARCELA MONTES—THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
October 8, 2014

Launched in 2011, the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative aims to increase the ability of students with low basic skills to earn valued occupational credentials, obtain a well-paying job, and sustain a rewarding career. AO is encouraging states to change the delivery of adult education for students interested in learning career skills by enrolling them in for-credit career and technical education...

Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who Advance Student Success and Access

September 29, 2014

The College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute aims to advance higher education practices, polices, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who...

Impact Inventing: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Invention-Based Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

Alexander N. Pan
September 25, 2014

This report focuses on what differentiates an invention-based entrepreneur from traditional entrepreneurs and highlights what support invention-based entrepreneurs require, what resources are available, what ecosystem level gaps remain, and what tangible actions can be taken to fill these...

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