Author: Kara Brown
As manufacturing companies integrate advanced technology into their business processes, they need new kinds of professionals with Emerging Technology skills to propel the industry forward.
To help executives make thoughtful recommendations on their decision-making journey, here are 5 things campus leaders must recognize before giving the green-light on a new data project
In Spring 2020, we brought together the inaugural cohort of the Financial Sustainability Collaborative (FSC). Thirty institutions gathered monthly and followed a four-month, EAB-created curriculum to confidentially discuss the myriad challenges associated with budgetary and financial perspectives within the academic enterprise.
In our most recent survey of 2,000-plus adult learners, 54% of respondents said they want to further their education to “advance in [their] career” or “change careers.” Especially as prospective adult learners reevaluate their professional, financial, and personal circumstances during and in the wake of COVID-19, institutions should pay careful attention to how they can update their programs to appeal to students seeking a career shift.
EAB has launched a research initiative to support higher education leaders in their efforts toward institutional reckoning and racial healing. Our early conversations have revealed important lessons for institutions considering this work. Here are three that campus leaders should keep in mind along the way.
While many campuses have bolstered mental health support and promotion broadly in recent years, graduate students have too often been overlooked. Studies have shown that graduate students are six times more likely than the general population to experience depression and anxiety—but graduate students are rarely the focus of our outreach efforts.
As activists continue to call attention to the racial disparities in faculty demographics, institutional DEIJ plans increasingly include goals to recruit and retain BIPOC faculty. Most higher education institutions do not have standardized DEIJ hiring practices embedded into their processes—but that can change.
Faculty can play an important role in student mental health by acknowledging mental health challenges and promoting and being liaisons to support resources. But, while nearly eight out of ten professors had a 1-on-1 conversation with a student about mental health during the last year, less than 30 percent of faculty members said they have received training from their institutions to have such discussions.
Mental health has consistently topped the list of presidential concerns through the pandemic. ACE surveyed presidents on multiple occasions across the last year, and each time, mental health has garnered the number one spot – above long-term financial viability and enrollment numbers.
At a recent convening of university leaders, 52% of attendees reported their greatest challenge to expanding their international partnerships is “identifying potential strategic-level partners.” Given these difficulties, finding an existing connection between your campus and a potential partner can help jump-start a long-term collaboration.