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University research teams often face high barriers to change on campus. To better manage and communicate new initiatives, explore the major takeaways from EAB's workshop on change management.
The impending demographic cliff is creating undergraduate enrollment challenges, especially for institutions in the northeast, where my university is located. One strategy to offset the expected revenue decline is growing graduate enrollment, and an institution’s existing undergraduate students are a fruitful market to target. By saving time and money, joint undergraduate and graduate degrees are an attractive way to keep strong students on campus for an additional year.
No matter what industry we are talking about, from fast food to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is feeling the strain of the pandemic and the “Great Resignation”. Higher education has been vastly impacted by this surge of resignations and small applicant pools. It is more important than ever that we focus our attention to talent acquisition and onboarding to attract and retain top quality employees.
External partnerships are excellent resources in a time when universities need to focus on their core educational missions and worry less about functionality in other areas.
Pulling from cognitive psychology, EAB researchers point to some specific cognitive biases that hamper strategy work at independent schools and how to overcome them.
As the higher ed market becomes increasingly volatile, it is imperative that community colleges develop and implement impactful strategy that advances institutional success and sustainability. In response to EAB partners’ desire to create transformational strategy, the Community College Executive Forum has developed a Strategic Goals Review, which assesses partners’ top-line strategic goals.
A crisis such as COVID-19 poses countless urgent decisions that are difficult for leaders to prioritize, often at the expense of long-term strategy. This fall, I sat down with more than two dozen college and university presidents for a roundtable discussion on avoiding the pitfalls of crisis thinking and building a culture of resilient leadership on campus.
Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)? Use guidance from EAB’s trend analysis and conversations with CDOs to design an effective role and org chart, provide institutional support to the CDO, and structure your job posting to attract top candidates for CDO.
The EAB financial sustainability collaborative consists of a 4-month, EAB-led curriculum that provides each participating institution the tools and guidance to assess its own academic fitness and the scope of opportunity for improvement.
During this executive roundtable, EAB experts will review how IT leaders can make the case for and kickstart their strategic planning efforts. Partners will also learn about the key disruptors and trends shaping the strategic environment for the K12 and IT industries and have an opportunity to network with peer IT leaders.