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Student affairs teams are on the front lines of institutional responses to COVID-19, and that means they are facing exacerbated urgency to rapidly adjust policies. Use this guide to review and assess past efforts to ensure your division is well-positioned to serve your campus in the future.
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.
EAB’s researchers have taken a deep dive into the past decade of data on program enrollments and degree conferrals.
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.
A senior representative from Quest Diagnostics discusses the current state of COVID-19 testing on college campuses, explains why testing protocols vary so widely, and offers a glimpse of new and better tests schools could be using soon.
Facing an economic downturn and fierce competition for undergraduate enrollments, colleges and universities are looking for a silver lining: countercyclical enrollments. This tendency for enrollments to increase as the economy declines is well documented. But leadership at four-year institutions shouldn’t get their hopes up. Not every institution benefits equally from these additional students. The Great Recession had a far smaller impact on baccalaureate and graduate enrollments than it did on community colleges and vocational programs.
EAB’s Melanie Ho and Carla Hickman identify the five biggest mistakes higher ed leaders must avoid with their COVID-19 strategy.
EAB’s Meacie Fairfax and Ed Venit discuss equity gaps in higher education and ways the pandemic and recent social unrest threaten to widen those gaps unless universities take swift action.