Content Type: Resource Center
The resources on this page provide leaders with a framework to approach cost optimization, platform demonstrations and step-by-step guides to apply analyses, and best practice strategies to consider.
Navigate our resources in four topic areas to help college and university leaders safely repopulate and reopen their campus.
Restrictions on travel and large gatherings has led to institutions making seismic changes to orientation programming. Student affairs and enrollment leaders can use these resources as a guide through the transition to virtual orientation, and access best practices from peer institutions.
As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, campuses are beginning to anticipate that many employees may have to remain in remote working situations for an extended period. See some of EAB’s top resources for addressing the challenges and alleviating the pain points common to remote work. We hope to continue updating this resource center in the weeks ahead.
Explore our best practice approach to cost savings and cost containment by pursuing thoughtful strategies to “bend the cost curve” over time.
Even before the COVID crisis, using facilities resources more effectively was a top priority. Use our resources to move the needle on evergreen challenges like reducing deferred maintenance backlogs, decreasing energy consumption, optimizing space utilization, and maximizing the value (and savings potential) of outsourcing and public-private partnerships.
Amid the shift to remote operations, IT teams must identify opportunities to contain costs or increase efficiencies to manage increased workloads and offset emergency spend. Our resources help leaders prioritize new projects, optimize purchases—both centrally and locally, and creatively use student labor to respond to workload surges.
At many campuses, procurement is ripe with politically palatable cost savings, since changes to procurement typically do not require labor cost reductions or affect faculty’s day-to-day work processes. Our tools help leaders evaluate existing spend policies and increase strategic sourcing capabilities to maximize savings.
Every institution has opportunities to redesign processes and organizational models to improve efficiencies and service quality. Our resources help leaders and staff identify the greatest opportunities for improvement on their campus, prioritize them, and execute—to the tune of significant cost savings. They also help leaders get buy-in for change with even the most resistant staff.
Faculty and staff often correlate a reduction in academic costs with a reduction in quality. In reality, institutions can realize savings and promote excellence by reallocating existing resources to high-impact, mission-aligned activities. The resources below highlight both immediate savings opportunities from increased instructional efficiency and longer-term opportunities to increase instructional productivity and rightsize the academic portfolio.