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Campus 2030: Innovations in Research Laboratory Design

Join EAB’s research expert Jon Barnhart as he discusses the most important design and governance innovations institutions can invest in labs now—and what he predicts will grow in importance over the years to come. This session is best suited for Chief Business Officers, Senior Facilities Officers, Chiefs of Staff, and Chief Research Officers.

Campus 2030: Investing in Student-Centric Spaces to Elevate the Campus Experience

In this session, EAB will unpack how universities are responding to these growing student expectations to improve the student experience on campus across three space types: food and dining halls, residential facilities, and health and wellness centers. This session is best suited for Chief Business Officers, Senior Facilities Officers, Chiefs of Staff, Vice President, Student Affairs, and other student-centric leaders.

Research and Services

Overcoming Historical and Systemic Barriers to Institutional Racism

Becoming an anti-racist institution involves conscious, active, and ongoing effort. In this webinar, participants will learn about the anti-racist behaviors and actions that span across unit and function to transform the experiences of ethnic and diverse populations on campus.

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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.

5 Critical To Dos for Academic Leaders to Support Student Success and Mental Health

Our roundtable provided actionable advice to help academic leaders improve the way they promote and support student well-being.

The evolving role of the chief diversity officer

Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)? Use guidance from EAB’s trend analysis and conversations with CDOs to design an effective role and org chart, provide institutional support to the CDO, and structure your job posting to attract top candidates for CDO.

Quick Reads

How flashpoint response impacts faculty well-being

To support faculty well-being, academic affairs leaders should consider these reflection questions and checklist items before responding to flashpoints and climate-related incidents.

The faculty burnout epidemic: Thought leaders we are reading, listening to, and following right now

Faculty are experiencing pandemic-induced career setbacks, change fatigue, looming trauma from the past two years, depleted community connections, and financial stressors imposed by inflation. To support academic leaders in their efforts to tackle faculty burnout, EAB’s faculty well-being research team has curated a list of top resources and thought leaders on the topic of faculty burnout.

Why your higher ed DEIJ initiatives fail—and 3 ways to drive success

While higher education institutions have recently made major investments in DEIJ initiatives, these efforts often fail because they do not address underlying causes of specific equity gaps. Competing priorities among cabinet leaders and uncoordinated initiatives further exacerbate the problem. To help, we created the Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ.

Experts

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5 mistakes in higher ed COVID-19 strategy

We’ve identified the five greatest mistakes in current COVID-19 response that are jeopardizing crisis recovery and post-crisis strategy.

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