As the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down and focused attention on public health and epidemiology, college and university leadership anticipated increased growth in student and employer demand for non-clinical health care skills and degrees. While we reported earlier that clinical health care education will likely only face short-term declines in interest, it remains less clear how the COVID-19 crisis will impact employer and student demand across non-clinical health care fields in the future.
Reimagining virtual employer engagement: three emerging practices from career services and employer recruiting leaders
As colleges and universities continue to gear up for the new academic year, career services leaders are grappling with how to connect students and employer partners in a virtual environment. To learn more about what virtual engagement will look like this fall, EAB hosted a webinar in late July 2020 with leaders in the career services and campus recruiting spaces to discuss the future of virtual employer engagement.
The continued spread of COVID-19 has forced many institutions to rethink their fall plans, and as a result of this an increasingly larger portion of the course catalog will likely be taught remotely. This represents a large shift in fall strategy that institutional leaders now need to prepare for in a limited amount of time.
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Here are three tactics from our 2014 study on Bending the Administrative Labor Cost Curve that leaders can implement now to help slow labor cost growth over time and build a more nimble—and sustainable—administrative workforce in the long run.
Up until earlier this year, engagement has meant tailgates, alumni happy hours, professional development workshops, and other in-person events. Digital programs were a rarity, an afterthought, a side-of-desk activity for busy event planners. All of that got turned on its head in March of this year. COVID-19 forced an abrupt pivot and, as a result, pushed alumni engagement strategy years into the future.
Adult learners enter this fall amid overwhelming disruption – job loss or insecurity, changes to daily routines as simple as grocery shopping, and uncertain personal academic plans. For adult learners with children, they experience even greater uncertainty and challenge.
EAB surveyed independent school advancement and development leaders to get insights into the impact that the economic slowdown is having on their philanthropic returns. Read on for takeaways from the survey findings.
Is your institution prepared for Election Day? EAB’s advice on urgent to dos for institutional leaders
Administrators may be crossing their fingers and hoping their institution won’t be affected by the election. Many campuses took a similar approach in 2016 and were subsequently caught off-guard by the fury and fervor that followed President Trump’s win like racist graffiti and flyers, spikes in counseling center visits, and students feeling silenced. The 2020 election promises to be even more contentious and divisive.
The breakdowns in COVID-19 testing have left colleges and universities with only one lever to pull: more de-densification. Learn why the first weeks of term—even for the best-prepared institutions—suggest that it’s time to limit the number of students on campus as much as possible.