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As leaders of economic growth and social reform within their locality, institutions must turn innate economic activity into strategic initiatives and audit intentional economic development programs to ensure inclusivity, accessibility, and equity. Read this insight for four strategies to support economic justice at your institution
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.
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.
Although the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the fall 2020 term are uncertain, one thing for certain is institutions are planning for multiple scenarios of what their campus could look like in the future. In every scenario, budget shortfalls are expected. Use this four-tiered framework to help identify cost optimization opportunities.
To learn more about how higher education leaders are similarly seizing new strategic opportunities to thrive in a post-pandemic world, I sat down with EAB’s Senior Vice President of Research, Melanie Ho.
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.
Now that we’ve entered commencement season, college and university leaders are shifting their gaze from the emergency responses needed for spring terms toward big questions about the fall.