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Roughly 70% of all HEERF dollars remain unspent. Guests discuss the reasons and share advice on how to move forward with greater speed and intent.
While management of financial resources is one of their top responsibilities, often department chairs who are charged with stewardship of a significant portion of the university’s resources are provided the least amount of training to do so.
EAB convened 17 chief information officers (CIOs) to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the future of teaching and learning they see coming out of the pandemic. Read on for takeaways from the conversation, based on advice shared by participants and EAB experts.
EAB's Financial Sustainability Collaborative has worked with over 100 schools to help them structure their academic program assessment process, and that experience has provided us with some observations about the common challenges confronting schools undertaking academic program assessment.
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.
Impact of Biden’s “Made in All of America” plan on higher education economic recovery and development efforts
One of President-elect Biden’s most prominent campaign platforms was his “Made in All of America” plan—an economic plan that restores the emphasis on manufacturing while better incorporating new high-tech and advanced processes...Within each line of effort is a signal of opportunity for higher education institutions to better position themselves to receive federal funding. But to achieve this, institutions will have to rethink, sharpen, and execute on their economic recovery and development efforts.
On December 21, 2020, Congress finalized a new stimulus package and federal budget in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to provide another round of relief to the US economy. While this latest relief package is far smaller and later than many of us would have hoped for, higher education leaders can expect some additional federal assistance to start 2021.
A central barrier to racial and socio-economic diversity at independent schools is the cost of attendance, and indexed tuition is one way to attract a wider array of families. This implementation guide contains an overview of indexed tuition models, as well as key considerations and milestones in making a change from a traditional financial aid model.
Watch this two-minute video with EAB expert, David Attis, on how COVID-19 is changing university spending trends and how to think about cost-cutting
EAB’s John Workman and Michael Fischer examine similarities and important differences in how the pandemic is impacting U.S. colleges vs. those in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.