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Faculty Diversity and Cluster Hiring: When it Does—and Does Not—Work

Faculty diversity has been slow to change despite decades of calls from student activists. Recently, the Black Lives Matter movement has called particular attention to the low numbers of BIPOC faculty. Not only do faculty demographics lag behind the diversity of our campuses and communities, students also miss the benefits of learning from faculty with a diverse range of backgrounds.

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.

Research and Services

How Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will impact your institution

EAB’s IT Forum hosted a Q&A panel with three senior IT leaders with experience navigating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) at their institutions. Explore key takeaways from the roundtable event.


Conduct a Community Needs Assessment

This toolkit helps institutions understand why they should lead a community needs assessment and what steps they should take to manage one.

Create High Impact International Partnerships

International partnerships used to be siloed and unmonitored. However, university partnerships should align with their missions and advance their global statuses.

Economic Development Communications Trends and Tools for Higher Ed

COVID-19 has exacerbated financial, social, and physical challenges both in and outside of campus, prompting many higher education institutions to reevaluate their role in economic development and recovery. Discover five major trends to consider when communicating about institutional economic development activity and goals and access corresponding tools.

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Resilient Leadership Workshop: For College Presidents and Their Teams

Higher ed cabinet leaders are aware that leading in times of crisis is challenging. This EAB workshop highlights opportunities to learn from the pandemic and apply leadership lessons going forward.

3 Ways Institutions Can Help Expand Broadband

Learn how universities can leverage governmental and corporate funding currently available, collect necessary data, and organize community partnerships now to better prepare their communities for broadband development in this interactive infographic.

How to Create an International Strategy Champion

Learn three main models for empowering an international strategy champion at your institution so you can have more effective agreements with universities across the globe. Access sample job descriptions and dive into their key responsibilities, advantages, and considerations.


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Improve economic development communications

We've identified five major trends to consider when communicating about institutional economic development activity and goals.

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