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Please join us this spring for this cabinet event where we will bring together provosts, chief business officers, and chiefs of strategy in closed-door, role-specific groups followed by cross-cabinet working sessions with peers from other institutions. EAB will lead you and your peers through a series of case profiles and interactive workshops designed to activate learning around our latest organizational effectiveness research and the ramifications for the higher ed landscape.

Re-Imagine Today’s Student Affairs Divisions for Tomorrow’s Students: A Conversation with Vice Presidents, Student Affairs to Discuss Experiences, Strategies, and Lessons Learned

Join EAB as we host a Roundtable discussion with Vice Presidents, Student Affairs, who will engage their peers in the critical examination of the effective organization of the modern student affairs division. Sessions are best suited for Vice Presidents, Student Affairs.

Research and Services

Employee Recruitment and Retention Resource Center

Amid record-setting employee turnover and disengagement, higher ed leadership teams have little choice but to rethink how they recruit and retain talent. EAB’s resource center compiles tools and resources to help your campus bolster employee recruitment and retention.

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Capturing Alternative Revenues

This study examines lessons and tactics for increasing nontraditional revenue.

Efficiency And Effectiveness Initiatives

Eliminate the need for an extensive external audit by self-diagnosing where the majority of potential savings lie and tactics to pursue them. Emulate the successes and avoid the mistakes of institutions that developed cost-cutting initiatives by partnering with consultancies.

A Practical Approach to Institutional Risk Management

Helps members devise a financially realistic framework for ensuring that the institution is systematically evaluating risk exposure, allocating scarce mitigation resources to the risks deemed most important, and incenting risk owners across campus to better manage their risks.

Quick Reads

3 competencies that take a chief human resource officer from tactical to strategic

The last few years have uniquely burdened chief human resource officers, from the intensity of hiring and turnover to the scope creep caused by the pandemic – CHROs have more transactional responsibilities all while being increasingly relied upon by the cabinet for strategic partnership. Here are three competencies your future or current CHRO must possess as a first step to transform your HR unit into a strategic function.

Higher ed job descriptions can’t compete. Here’s how to fix them.

We identified three main ways higher ed job descriptions fall short compared to out-of-sector competitors.

Q&A: Why Winning on Talent is Critical to the State of the Higher Ed Sector

Staffing shortages in critical student services, like the counseling center, lead to fewer student appointments, reduction in services for high-needs students, and result in higher attrition rates. EAB gathered industry experts for a panel discussion where they shared their thoughts on the state of the sector and the talent crisis. They agreed, winning with students requires winning with talent.


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10 Tips to Improve Your Economic Development Website

Discover the 10 essential components commonly seen among the most mature institutional economic development websites.

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Business Affairs Forum

Helping Chief Business Officers and VPs Finance and Administration manage institutional finance, operations, and future strategy through peer-tested strategies and insights.

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