As the pandemic subsides, college and university leaders must decide how their campuses will operate in a post-pandemic world. To better understand the return-to-work decisions being made, EAB deployed a survey across mid-May to analyze early movers and planned changes on the future of flexible work arrangements for university administrative employees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the path to college even more complicated, especially for underserved students. This expert insight shares four common missteps district leaders should avoid to ensure all students have access to postsecondary success.
How to help your youngest students talk about and navigate differences: A profile of Bank Street School for Children
Read about how the School for Children has created a specific racial justice and advocacy curriculum.
Senior Analyst, Experience Design & Research
- Curriculum and Academics
- Project Management
- Student Affairs
Most RecentView all Posts
Many higher education institutions are embracing more permanent flexible work arrangements for administrative and professional services employees. Campus leaders must therefore begin rethinking their office space strategy.
In Spring 2020, we brought together the inaugural cohort of the Financial Sustainability Collaborative (FSC). Thirty institutions gathered monthly and followed a four-month, EAB-created curriculum to confidentially discuss the myriad challenges associated with budgetary and financial perspectives within the academic enterprise.
EAB has launched a research initiative to support higher education leaders in their efforts toward institutional reckoning and racial healing. Our early conversations have revealed important lessons for institutions considering this work. Here are three that campus leaders should keep in mind along the way.
While many campuses have bolstered mental health support and promotion broadly in recent years, graduate students have too often been overlooked. Studies have shown that graduate students are six times more likely than the general population to experience depression and anxiety—but graduate students are rarely the focus of our outreach efforts.
As activists continue to call attention to the racial disparities in faculty demographics, institutional DEIJ plans increasingly include goals to recruit and retain BIPOC faculty. Most higher education institutions do not have standardized DEIJ hiring practices embedded into their processes—but that can change.
Faculty can play an important role in student mental health by acknowledging mental health challenges and promoting and being liaisons to support resources. But, while nearly eight out of ten professors had a 1-on-1 conversation with a student about mental health during the last year, less than 30 percent of faculty members said they have received training from their institutions to have such discussions.