Higher Ed Podcast | Office Hours with EAB

Welcome to Office Hours with EAB, a new podcast to share ideas, insight, and inspiration with higher education leaders. Follow the podcast on Spotify, Google Play, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and Stitcher

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Latest Episodes


Why Virtual Advising is Here to Stay

Student success leaders discuss why virtual advising, the only option available during campus shutdowns, may become the norm even when campuses fully reopen.

A Silver Lining? COVID-19 Reforms May Improve Student Support

EAB’s Meacie Fairfax and Ed Venit join the podcast to discuss ways the pandemic is forcing colleges to change for the better in terms of how they help keep students engaged, informed, and on track academically.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Universities Worldwide

EAB’s John Workman and Michael Fischer examine similarities and important differences in how the pandemic is impacting U.S. colleges vs. those in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

From First-Generation Student to College President

Gregory Haile joins the podcast to share his journey from childhood poverty to Broward College President. He also urges higher education leaders to think beyond the “campus-bound” college model.

The Promise and Perils of COVID-19 Testing on College Campuses

A senior representative from Quest Diagnostics discusses the current state of COVID-19 testing on college campuses, explains why testing protocols vary so widely between states and even between schools within the same state, and offers a glimpse of new and better tests schools could be using soon.

College Athletics in the Time of COVID-19

University of Kentucky officials join the podcast discuss the return of college athletics and share what the new normal looks like on the UK campus.

How the Elections Could Impact Higher Ed

Described as one of America’s most effective advocates for higher education, Terry Hartle from ACE joins the podcast to share how the upcoming presidential and congressional elections may influence higher education policy.

WVU President Gordon Gee on the Future of Universities

As a land grant university and economic center of the state, West Virginia University has taken a leading role in helping state agencies combat the pandemic. Listen to WVU’s Dr. Gee and Vice President & Executive Dean for Health Sciences (and West Virginia Coronavirus Czar) Dr. Clay Marsh discuss ways that dealing with the opioid crisis informed their efforts to tackle the coronavirus. They also share why they think all higher ed institutions should play a central role promoting the welfare of their communities.

How to Engage Current and Future Donors Amid a Pandemic

Alumni relations and fundraising have been turned upside down by the pandemic. Alumni are looking for career networks and informal and virtual opportunities to connect with old friends, not nostalgic on-campus experiences. Hear innovative strategies to stay relevant to alumni from Longwood University AVP Alumni & Career Services—and host of the Advancement Legends podcast—Ryan Catherwood.

Insights From 1,000+ Adults Considering Completing Their Bachelor’s

There are approximately 3.5 million adults who have completed some college and have a high potential in going back to earn their bachelor’s degree. Guests discuss findings from a survey of more than 1,000 of these potential “degree completers” and share how colleges can help these adults overcome their fears and return to higher education.


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