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    Getting Started

    EAB provides in-depth research and services for community and technical college leaders to meet their most pressing challenges. We’ve surfaced best practices to help support your enrollment goals, DEIJ efforts, and student success initiatives.

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    Three ways to get the most out of your EAB partnership:

    Register for an event to get the latest insights from our research and connect with peers.

    Sign up for an audit or diagnostic—our team will assess current policies or practices and give you custom recommendations.

    Browse our related research, which includes in-depth studies and toolkits, to implement changes on your campus.

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    Strategic Goals Impact Assessment for Community Colleges

    As the higher ed market becomes increasingly volatile, it is imperative that community colleges develop and implement impactful strategy that advances institutional success and sustainability. In response to EAB partners’ desire to create transformational strategy, the Community College Executive Forum has developed a Strategic Goals Review, which assesses partners’ top-line strategic goals.

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    Conquering the Enrollment Challenges of Rural Community Colleges

    With rural community college enrollment down nationwide and the number of college-going high school graduates expected to decline in coming years, the need to enroll, retain, and graduate more students has never been greater.

    How IT Leaders are Adapting to Remote Work: A Conversation with Peers

    In several recent roundtable discussions convened for higher education CIOs, we asked IT leaders to tell us how they are addressing workplace trends and post-pandemic institutional needs.

    Partner Services

    Personalized audits and diagnostics

    Strategic Goals Impact Assessment for Community Colleges

    As the higher ed market becomes increasingly volatile, it is imperative that community colleges develop and implement impactful strategy that advances institutional success and sustainability. In response to EAB partners’ desire to create transformational strategy, the Community College Executive Forum has developed a Strategic Goals Review, which assesses partners’ top-line strategic goals.

    Virtual Student Services Website Audit

    Colleges and universities had no choice but to quickly adopt virtual operations during the pandemic. Participate in EAB’s Student Services Virtual User Experience Audit to adapt the virtual experience for student services for the post-pandemic era.

    Remote Work Policy Audit

    Use the remote work policy audit to compare your institution’s policy to best practices across a wide spectrum of employers and data-driven research, and receive concrete suggestions to improve your policy that are specifically tailored to higher education.

    360-Degree Student Equity Audit

    Use our 360-Degree Student Equity Audit to keep equity at the center of your COVID-19 response and recovery plans to help build a more equitable future.

    Web and Mobile Presence Audit

    In response to community colleges’ growing interest in optimizing their online presence, the Community College Executive Forum has developed Web and Mobile Presence Audits that evaluate partners’ unit websites and program landing pages. View a sample audit to learn how we can help improve your website’s usability, content, and mobile optimization.

    Customized presentations

    In partnership with Strategic Leaders, EAB’s Research Advisory Services experts work actively with partners to find best practices that suit your institution, and to help you make sound decisions that attract institutional support. We can bring our research to your team, for a single focused session or multiple sessions adapted to different audiences.

    If you are interested in having EAB experts present to a group on your campus or facilitate a discussion, we recommend reaching out to your Strategic Leader at least a month or two before a virtual session. For some especially popular times of year (e.g., the start of the semester, around spring and fall board retreats) we recommend reaching out three months in advance, or as early as you can.

    • Overcome Entrenched Org Structures and Outdated Advising Policies
    • Advising and Population Health
    • Introduction to the Hallmarks of an Antiracist Institution
    • Creating a Shared Understanding of Institutional Racism
    • Uprooting Systemic Racism at Your Institution
    • Confronting Your Historical Racial Legacy: How to Get Buy-in, Mitigate Risk, and Avoid Change Management Barriers*

    *New in 2022.

    • Strategies to Enroll the Next Generation of Students
    • Blueprint for Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for Community and Technical College Recruitment
    • Achieving Pathways Goals with Student Centered Design
    • Meta-Major Map Design Workshop
    • Resilient Leadership
    • State of the Union: Imperatives for the Post-Vaccine Institution
    • Overcoming Hidden Enemies to Strategy
    • Future Visioning*
    • Change Management*

    *New in 2022.

    • Closing the Part-Time Student Success Gap

    The DEIJ Resource Center

    Discover a curated list of resources from EAB experts to guide your diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives on campus.

    The Industry Future Series: Exploring the Next Era of Professional Programming

    Discover resources that will help colleges and universities understand the most impactful ways to adjust academic programming to keep pace with technological advancements in the Digital Revolution.

    Mental Health Resource Center

    Create a campus-wide culture of well-being and meet the escalating demand for mental health support using EAB best practice research and tools.

    Streamline Onboarding and Promote First Year Student Success

    Despite efforts to improve customer service and create more welcoming environments, community colleges still require students to navigate complex processes and policies when it comes to admissions and onboarding. Follow the steps in this Roadmap to facilitate the onboarding process and ensure continued student retention through the first year.

    Strategic Cabinet Resource Center

    To rise to the oncoming challenges facing community colleges, presidents have expressed a surprising need: an empowered cabinet that helps lead strategic change. Explore the Strategic Cabinet Resource Center for insights and tools that will help cabinet members develop strategic thinking skills and lead change.

    Design Student-Centered Guided Pathways to Achieve Strategic Goals

    Guided Pathways was developed as a solution to stagnant completion rates, but implementation of this model varies widely. Use this roadmap to launch or improve upon your Guided Pathways efforts.

    Your Team

    Bonner-Kibibi-2019-07-02-45-Edit
    Senior Strategic Leader
    (202) 568-7482
    kbonner@eab.com
    Carney-Carter-2019-06-05-23
    Senior Strategic Leader
    (202) 266-5908
    ccarney@eab.com
    Tyler Dillman
    Strategic Leader
    (202) 266-5825
    tdillman@eab.com

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