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In this pivotal moment for higher education, universities need a bold strategic vision to thrive. EAB can help you forecast the future of your institution, create strategic road maps, and understand the organizational implications of change.

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It’s almost become old hat to say that the higher education economic model is “broken.” Unstable future revenues. Ballooning costs. For some, it’s survival at risk. But even the most fortunate are concerned that there won’t be sufficient budget to sustain excellence, much less fund new ambitions. Yet despite all the talk about an economic…

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With Memorial Day behind us, summer is officially here. In addition to the chance for a well-earned vacation and time to catch up on administrative work, these quieter months offer a great opportunity for reading and reflection. We’ve asked each of the researchers on the Higher Education Strategy Forum for their summer reading recommendations: The…

Ask any college or university what they’re doing to create the student experience of tomorrow, and they will rattle off the same experiential or high-impact practices: active learning, internships, undergraduate research, service learning, and the like. In the near term, higher ed leaders are focused on scaling these efforts to improve learning, persistence, and career…

A version of this article originally appeared in the EAB Daily Briefing authored by Kristin Tyndall. This past November, I had the fun and distinct privilege of traveling with 26 college presidents and chancellors to tour Zappos, a company famous for delighting both its customers and its employees. What can an online shoe retailer teach…

A version of this article originally appeared in the EAB Daily Briefing authored by Kathleen Escarcha. In the four years between 2025 and 2029, the college-age population in the United States is expected to see a 15% decline. This, according to Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, traces back to a…



About the Webconference Significant declines in the arts and sciences in the wake of the recession have left many programs and departments on the chopping block. Though past efforts have focused on articulating the value of these disciplines, institutions must shift focus to understanding the drivers behind these declines if they are to identify opportunities…

About the Webconference International enrollment plays an essential role in maintaining higher education’s global mission and financial sustainability. Unfortunately, in recent years the most promising pipelines for attracting these students have constricted while simultaneously overcrowding with competitors. This webconference will examine the threats, challenges and opportunities facing international recruiting efforts.

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