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Professional and Adult Education Resource Hub

EAB provides in-depth research and services for professional and adult education leaders to meet their most pressing challenges, from program design and recruitment to organizational strategy. Explore the Professional and Adult Education Resource Hub for all the events, tools, and insights you can access as part of your EAB partnership.

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Roundtable

Spring 2024 Executive Roundtable for Senior University Leaders

Executive Roundtables are EAB’s flagship networking and strategy event, bringing together senior leaders in a common location to discuss shared challenges with peers and EAB experts in a focused, uninterrupted setting.
Webinar

Findings from the Organizational Design and Strategy Benchmarks for PCO Leaders Survey Refresh

Join the PAE Research team to learn about insights derived from the recently refreshed Organizational Design and Strategy Benchmarks for Professional, Continuing, and Online Leaders Survey. Insights will cover what the Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services team has learned about unit operation and optimization based on the survey results and subsequent analysis.
Webinar

Making the Most of Your EAB Professional and Adult Education Research Partnership

Orientation isn't just for students. Join EAB for a (re)orientation to learn what's in store for your 2024 EAB PAE partnership and make sure you're taking advantage of all of the research and resources to which your institution has access.
Roundtable

Achieving Smart Growth in Microcredential Programs: Part Two

In part two of our roundtable, we will profile strategies to ensure that your microcredential program meets the needs of your students, employers, and your PCO unit.
Roundtable

Achieving Smart Growth in Microcredential Programs: Part One

In this roundtable, we will examine the current microcredentials landscape, profile tactics to ensure that microcredential offerings are aligned to market demand before launch, and share approaches to ongoing assessment of microcredential performance.
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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Enrollment Growth Strategy Resource Center

Shape your future enrollment growth strategy with research that uncovers hidden risks and opportunities and sheds light on…
Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services
Tool

Employer Demand Profiles

These profiles provide a snapshot of the employer demand in each region of the U.S., U.K., and Canada…
Strategic Advisory Services
Video

Reckoning with Relevance: 2024 Higher Ed State of the Sector On-Demand Webinar

Watch EAB's on-demand webinar to learn about the six trends that are shaping the higher ed state of…
Strategic Advisory Services
Research Report

How to Build a Financially Sustainable Microcredential Portfolio

Discover four tactics to improve the financial viability of microcredential offerings as you build a financially sustainable microcredential…
Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services
Research Report

Overcoming Obstacles to Nursing Enrollment Growth

This report outlines insights from over a decade of nursing education research and explores the factors limiting program…
Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services
Tool

Microcredential Proposal and Evaluation Template

To avoid developing microcredentials that are not financially viable, use the two tools in this toolkit to make…
Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services
Research Report

Launching an Online Education Programme? 5 Questions and Recommendations from EAB Experts

This report outlines decision points and lessons learned to consider when launching an online education programme at your…
Strategic Advisory Services
Research Report

Create a Higher Ed Workplace Culture Where Faculty and Staff Want to Stay

To tackle the emerging employee attrition crisis, higher ed cabinet leaders must include institutional climate in their retention…
Strategic Advisory Services
Tool

Professional and Adult Education Social Media Toolkit

This toolkit contains 12 tools to support PCO units in developing a formal social media strategy, creating content,…
Professional and Adult Education Advisory Services
Blog

How to use state demand data to launch or revitalize programs

When designing new academic programs, faculty and institutional leaders often fall back on the familiar: develop a specialization…
Adult Education Blog
Blog

Tackle the three biggest challenges to your nursing program’s enrollment growth

Almost half of baccalaureate programs struggle to recruit faculty, and nursing programs at all levels struggle to secure…
Adult Education Blog
Blog

3 trends about the graduate and adult learner market that presidents need to know

Discover three important trends for presidents and their cabinets as they consider their graduate, online, and adult learner…
Adult Education Blog