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Navigate Risk and Reward in the Master’s Market

Changes in higher education often feel shocking, but should they be? There are some top trends that were much more predictable than we’d realized if we’d taken a different approach to how we view shifts in the market.

Engaging, Recruiting Back, and Supporting Stopout Students

How do we demonstrate to students we have failed in the past that our college is better equipped to help them fulfill their goals today?

Research and Services

How to Better Engage Faculty in Student Mental Health and Well-being Support

Our report shares five strategies to boost faculty engagement in student mental health support.

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Toolkit for Building an Anti-Burnout Workplace Culture in Academic Affairs

This toolkit is designed to help academic leaders continue their work in combating faculty burnout and promoting a culture of well-being in academic affairs.

Building an Anti-Burnout Workplace Culture in Academic Affairs: On-Demand Materials

Explore the materials from this two-part series on ‘Building an Anti-Burnout Workplace Culture in Academic Affairs,’ which convened academic leaders in virtual forums to discuss the long-term strategic importance of bolstering support and fulfilling their role as an academic leader that builds a workplace that actively combats burnout.

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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How UW-Eau Claire uses metrics to help departments track progress on student outcomes

How can academic leaders instill accountability for institution-wide student success measures among individual faculty members? Learn how the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Strategic Accountability Matrix helps faculty and departments understand their impact on student success initiatives.

Two ways to integrate professional development into the liberal arts

Liberal arts graduates possess the soft skills necessary for management in abundance, but often lack the more technical skills or deep knowledge areas to find entry-level employment. Learn how two institutions built professional skills into their liberal arts curricula to better prepare students for the job market.

‘Mini MBAs’ for new department chairs

Department chairs are on the front lines of university decision making, but new chairs receive little or no training on program management. Learn how the University of Toronto’s day-long intensive training sessions help new chairs develop key financial management skills.

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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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Academic Affairs Forum

Helping Provosts, Chief Academic Officers and their teams improve academic resource efficiency, program innovation, and faculty development through peer-tested strategies and insights.

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