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Professional and Academic Services Resource Hub

EAB provides in-depth research and services for university leaders to meet their most pressing challenges, from driving a world-class student experience to expanding global research partnerships. Explore the Professional and Academic Services Resource Hub for all the tools and insights you can access as part of your EAB partnership.

Five ways to get the most out of your EAB partnership:

  • Contact your institution’s Strategic Leader to discuss how your EAB partnership can support you and your team.
  • Browse our Research Curated for You, which includes in-depth studies and toolkits designed to help you implement changes on your campus.
  • Sign up for a partner service or audit—our team will assess current policies or practices and give you tailored recommendations.
  • Learn about our current research initiatives and how your institution can get involved.
  • Register for an event to hear the latest insights from our research and connect with other leaders from across the sector.

For comprehensive partners, check out more resources in our terrain hubs:

Research Curated for You

Click on each topic below to explore research studies, toolkits, and more.

Student Experience and Success

Campus Operations

Academic Portfolio Management

Institutional Strategy

Strategic Talent Management

Current Research Initiatives

EAB partners have the opportunity to take part in our ongoing research by connecting one-on-one with experts for research interviews, serving as best-practice case studies, and more. We invite you to participate (or nominate someone on your campus to participate) in our current research initiatives:
  • Recruiting Academics in the Face of Increased Out-of-Sector Competition

    • What factors hold the greatest weight when hiring an academic superstar (e.g., start-up funding, autonomy, spousal hire)?
    • How do institutions identify superstars and decide when to invest in hiring one?
    • How do leaders of academic divisions and VC/PVC work together to hire academic superstars?

     

    Contact Us to Participate

  • Student Readiness and Academic Preparedness

    • This research will examine the severity of widening gaps in students’ academic and socioemotional readiness for university.

     

    Contact Us to Participate

Roundtable

Unlocking the Power of People Analytics

Colleges and universities have been using student data to advance institutional goals around student success and retention and make smart investment decisions for years. Yet, few institutions have similarly tapped into their employee data to solve talent challenges, leading to wasted resources and missed opportunities.
Roundtable

Senior Leaders’ Roundtable Co-hosted with the University of York

We invite COOs, Registrars, Heads of Administration, and senior academic leaders from higher education institutions across the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe to join EAB for an executive-level roundtable on 1-2 February at the University of York.
Webinar

The New Blueprint for Growth

EAB’s researchers have taken a deep dive into the past decade of data on program enrollments and degree conferrals.

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