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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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Restaurants have been one of the most hard hit industries in the pandemic, but they've also become the site of rapid business model innovation. Discover what higher ed can learn from the restaurant industry about pivoting quickly in a crisis, market positioning, and strategy for the long-term.

The 18 fellows in the 2020 Rising Higher Education Leaders Fellowship cohort tackled a wide range of issues in their capstone projects, reflecting the diversity of institutions and professional experiences of the participants. Several fellows deeply examined student success at their institutions, specifically focusing on equity issues. Others made recommendations for improving campus sustainability, building stronger online programs, and adjusting graduate tuition rates.

In terms of higher education at large, if our campuses are aligning our academic programs with institutional values and goals, then our graduates will be equipped for 21st century citizenship. Additionally, the concepts of knowledge sharing and evidence-based academic planning will allow for targeted resource investment in the academic experience with the end goal being an enhanced overall value of the degree.

At EAB, we are partnering with regional cohorts of community colleges and four-year institutions in our Moon Shot for Equityinitiativeto close equity gaps in their region by 2030. Watch the video to learn why leaders of our first region, Southeastern Wisconsin, chose to partner with EAB on Moon Shot.

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Higher Education is reeling from the financial and business model shocks that have been delivered by the coronavirus pandemic. As institutional leaders grapple with addressing the short-term operating issues necessary to keep running, longer-term questions of strategy and viability are taking on increasing urgency.

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