Anushka is a dedicated researcher for EAB’s partners outside the US, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavia. She supported the launch and expansion of EAB’s research services internationally and works to build EAB’s research in response to the challenges and nuances faced by global HE leaders. Since then, her research has focused on student experience, wellbeing, and digital transformation. Prior to joining EAB, Anushka worked with UNICEF on gender, education, and youth programming in Madagascar.
Anushka graduated with High Honors from Swarthmore College, with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Her area of focus was international education development. Her background in anthropology and international education married her interests in research and educational justice.
Research and Updates
For digital transformation success, start with a digital strategy that advances the university mission
The shift to widespread virtual instruction and operations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic underscores that digital transformation is no longer a luxury but a necessity for business continuity. Institutional leaders who had not made necessary investments find themselves asking: where do I begin, and do I need a ‘digital strategy ’?
As university leaders strive to build organisations with greater technological dexterity, many have taken the critical first step of creating a digital strategy. A digital strategy should be a dynamic document, evolving over time and prompting the adoption of new tools and ways of working in responding to student and staff needs. Of course, that’s often easier said than done. To ensure your entire campus community is involved in and guided by your digital strategy, you must build a common framework for understanding digital tools and concepts—also known as digital literacy.
Across the globe, higher education institutions are under pressure to deliver on a promise of graduate employability and outcomes. This report profiles strategies deployed by UK, US, and Canadian higher education institutions to leverage alumni to improve student skills and gradate outcomes.