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Cracking the Code on Competition: How to Win in New Enrollment, Research, and Talent Landscapes

We share insights from EAB’s latest research on the higher education industry as well as key imperatives for large and selective institutions looking to take advantage of the new rules of winning. These sessions are open to all cabinet-level and executive positions at higher ed universities.

2022 Roundtable for Senior Facilities Officers

Among the many lessons of the past two years is the discovery that, when the moment necessitates, colleges and universities can act quickly, address cross-campus problems, and adopt new technologies and policies. But as we settle into post-pandemic habits, the jury is out on whether transformational change can be sustained.

Research and Services

How higher ed can bridge the Facilities talent gap

In a series of working groups, EAB convened Facilities leaders and HR directors to discuss the unique barriers and opportunities relevant to different segments of the Facilities workforce.

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Hallmarks of an Antiracist Institution: The Behaviors and Actions that Promote Racial Justice in Education

The ongoing national conversation about the deadly impact of racism has created an urgency around the need for dramatic change at all levels of society.

A new approach to campus challenges for Facilities and Estates teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched Facilities and Estates organizations to the limit, creating new challenges and exacerbating existing ones. Leaders are therefore rethinking how to manage the physical campus, creating change and driving innovation.

Facilities Resource Hub

EAB provides in-depth research and services for facilities and estates leaders to meet their most pressing challenges. We’ve surfaced best practices to help our partners reduce costs, improve space utilization, and more.

Quick Reads

Evaluating the options for residential de-densification on campus

At many institutions, living on campus is a crucial dimension of the student experience, as well as a key source of auxiliary revenue. But current public health evidence indicates that communal living could strongly facilitate virus transmission, and many campuses lack the ability to give each student the safest option of a private room and bathroom. Ultimately, all universities are facing the same question: what is the housing solution that provides students with an on-campus experience that’s as fulfilling as possible, while also protecting the community from outbreaks?

Designing your institution’s isolation and quarantine strategy

As critical as it is to prioritize an isolation and quarantine strategy as part of your repopulation strategy, it is just as important to determine what approach works best for the needs of your campus community. Inherent in every decision is a balance between cost and risk to public health. EAB has spent the past few months speaking to higher education leaders about their IQ strategies and have catalogued the spectrum of approaches into the following tiers.

5 things SFOs need every campus leader to know in repopulation planning conversations

Given the complexity of de-densifying campus, complying with health regulations, and reducing the risk of infections, SFOs continue to play a critical role in the university’s response. However, Facilities leaders are struggling to communicate key messages about repopulating campus to other leaders. To support repopulation conversations, this article captures five messages every Facilities leader needs the rest of campus to understand.

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Evaluate Your Facilities Organizational Chart

Participate in EAB’s Facilities Organizational Chart Assessment and Evaluation to audit your unit's current structure and compare it with peer institutions.

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Facilities Forum

Providing senior facilities officers with the research, tools, and strategies needed to more effectively rationalize space use, improve utilization rates, shift towards preventative maintenance, and more.

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