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Strategic Advisory Services Resource Hub

Welcome to the Strategic Advisory Services Resource Hub! The resources in this hub are designed to serve your leadership team, direct reports, strategic task forces, committees, and teams as you seek to accelerate progress on core initiatives. We invite you to browse our library of research and insights, register for upcoming events, and sign up for partner services that provide custom assessments and recommendations.

Have a question about your partnership? Connect with us at [email protected] or contact your EAB Strategic Leader, or learn more about Strategic Advisory Services here.

Areas of Inquiry

Strategic Advisory Services has many Areas of Inquiry where we conduct ongoing research to address your toughest challenges on campus and offer actionable advice. In each of the areas you’ll find tools for decision support, stakeholder education, and implementation of best practices.
  • Admin, Finance, and Operations

    Deploy campus assets to advance institutional priorities

     

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  • Advancement

    Ensure fundraising growth with our strategic and operational guidance

     

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  • Blueprint for Growth

    Inform growth strategies across your portfolio

     

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  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

    Prioritize equity-related gaps and take action

     

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  • Dynamic Strategy

    Embed agility, prioritize strategic bets, and articulate a differentiated value proposition

     

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  • IT Strategy

    Shore up retention and build a more talent-resilient IT organization

     

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  • People and Workplace Culture

    Build competitive applicant pools and hold on to top performers

     

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  • Professional and Adult Education

    Lead campus innovation and market responsiveness in online, continuing ed, and other adult education

     

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  • Student Experience and Well-being

    Safeguard student success and mental health

     

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Upcoming Events

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Roundtable

For Facilities Leaders: A Conversation on Cost Containment

As institutions face tightening budgets and uncertainty about future revenues, campus leaders are seeking opportunities to mitigate unnecessary costs and increase financial efficiency across every part of the enterprise, and the Facilities function is no exception. Facilities leaders remain under continued pressure 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.
Roundtable

Building a Financially Resilient Institution

Join us to discover strategies for regional institutions to leverage in the short-term and long-term to address financial literacy and cultural readiness. We will share higher ed realities and strategies to activate on campus to build a financially resilient institution. This session will also focus on how to strengthen stakeholder recognition of institutional finances.
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

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.
Webinar

Decoding the Decline: Understanding Why Fewer Students Choose College, and How to Win them Back

Year over year, we've seen high school graduation rates rise. However, over the course of more than a decade, fewer and fewer of those high school graduates have opted in to higher education. This decision not to pursue higher education, known as non-consumption, is a concern because it could worsen the effects of a declining population.
Roundtable

2024 Roundtable for Provosts

Please join us in Washington, DC this March for the return of our signature in-person meeting series for Provosts. At our roundtable, you'll have the opportunity to engage in highly interactive, executive level conversations about the most pressing challenges facing higher education today. This session is limited to Provosts.

Research and Insights

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Research Report

Improve Faculty and Student Engagement with Your Institution’s Disability Accommodations Process

This report outlines two recommendations for how higher ed institutions can make the disability accommodations process much easier…
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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…
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Research Report

Address Non-Consumption by Hiring High School Counselors

This report outlines how hiring high school counselors as summer enrollment advisors can help your institution address non-consumption.
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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
Infographic

5 No-Regrets Analyses to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

This infographic highlights five impactful analyses that HR teams should conduct to isolate pain points and better recruit…
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Research Report

Are Parents Pushing Gen Z Away from Higher Ed?

As part of our research into non-consumption of higher education, EAB surveyed 150 recent high school graduates on…
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Research Report

3 Questions About Student Death and Institutional Readiness Presidents Should Ask Their VPSA Annually

This report outlines three questions to proactively clarify the president’s role and the institutional process in the event…
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Research Report

How Colleges and Universities Can Navigate Student Death

Use the resources outlined in this research report to learn about common pitfalls as you navigate student death…
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Research Report

An Introduction to Staff Compensation Strategy in Higher Education

This brief is designed to teach non-HR campus leaders how to make their institution's staff compensation strategy more…
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Blog

4 conversations every president needs to have with their cabinet about name, image, and
likeness (NIL)

EAB has identified four student-athlete enrollment questions presidents should ask their teams when talking about name, image, and…
Strategy Blog
Blog

What industry leaders want you to know about the trends shaping today’s higher ed landscape

A panel of industry experts shares their thoughts on the ongoing national dialogue challenging the traditional role of…
Strategy Blog
Blog

Campus Facilities operations are approaching a fundamental shift. What top challenges Facilities leaders are facing in 2024.

EAB uncovered the top challenges Facilities leaders are facing in a survey on the impact of recent changes…
Strategy Blog