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Maximize the Value of Campus Assets

In this two-part series, EAB will unpack how institutions can deploy and repurpose the physical plant and campus infrastructure to bring in consistent, reliable sources of money. Sessions are best suited for Chief Business Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Senior Facilities Officers, and Senior Estates Officers.

2024 Roundtable for Chief Business Officers

Please join us in Washington, DC next April for the return of our signature in-person meeting series for Chief Business Officers. At our roundtable, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in highly interactive, executive-level conversations about the most pressing challenges facing higher education today. Sessions are limited to Chief Business Officers and Chief Financial Officers.

Research and Services

Recruitment Strategies to Win Over Top External Talent

This white paper outlines the urgency drivers for why higher ed must modernize its recruiting and onboarding strategies to attract talent. Then, it provides campus leaders with 10 foundational solutions to common challenges across the major phases of the talent acquisition process that out-of-sector competitors have already implemented.

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Administrative Financial Sustainability Collaborative

Improving administrative efficiency and effectiveness continue to be top of mind concerns for institutions large and small, however we have sensed many of our partners are struggling to make progress in an already-lean operating environment. EAB’s Administrative Financial Sustainability Collaborative will bring a cohort of university partners together to size administrative savings opportunities.

How higher ed leaders are adapting office space for hybrid work

As college and university leaders start to plan for a post-pandemic world, many are adapting their on-campus office space to better align with more hybrid work. To help campus leaders rethink office spaces, we’ve outlined three recommendations based on our recent conversations with Chief Business Officers and Senior Facilities Officers.

How IT Leaders are Adapting to Remote Work: A Conversation with Peers

In several recent roundtable discussions convened for higher education CIOs, we asked IT leaders to tell us how they are addressing workplace trends and post-pandemic institutional needs.

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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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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