Cabinet and Senior Leadership Resource Hub

EAB Research - Strategic Advisory Services

Cabinet and Senior Leadership Resource Hub

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    Getting Started

    EAB’s Strategic Advisory Services partnership serves colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. We provide research, insights, and actionable advice across EAB’s expert terrains—including higher education strategy, academic affairs, business affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management.

    As part of the partnership, EAB works closely with leaders across campus to advance your institution’s top strategic priorities. In addition, all staff across campus have access to EAB’s online research portal and can download any practice or tool available. Staff may also participate in EAB best-practice webinars and attend executive roundtable meetings.

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

    Browse our research by topic for guidance on your institution's top priorities.

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    Partner Services

    EAB’s Flexible Work Collaborative for Hybrid and Remote Employees

    EAB has created the Flexible Work Collaborative for Hybrid and Remote Employees to help our partners understand the principles behind an effective flexible work policy, and develop a policy they can implement on their campus.

    Institutional Strategy Index for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

    EAB’s Institutional Strategy Index for DEIJ comprehensively and objectively evaluates the current state of your institution’s DEIJ efforts against best practice. Sign up to receive a personalized, prioritized roadmap of investments and actions designed to help close your institution’s most critical equity-related gaps.

    Bias and Harassment Report and Support Website Audit for Higher Ed

    Colleges and universities must ensure their bias and harassment report and support websites are easy for students, faculty, and staff to use. Sign up for EAB’s audit to identify areas of improvement for your institution’s bias and harassment website.

    Financial Sustainability Collaborative for Administrative and Organizational Effectiveness

    Participate in EAB’s Financial Sustainability Collaborative for Administrative and Organizational Effectiveness to assess the overall fitness of critical administrative functions and quantify savings opportunities.

    EAB’s Financial Sustainability Collaborative for the Academic Enterprise

    The EAB financial sustainability collaborative consists of a 4-month, EAB-led curriculum that provides each participating institution the tools and guidance to assess its own academic fitness and the scope of opportunity for improvement.

    Faculty and Staff Mental Health and Wellness Resources Website Audit

    This audit from EAB will help institutional leaders enhance their mental health and wellness resources webpage for faculty and staff by providing a custom report with actionable recommendations.

    Research by Topic

    • All
    • Academic Affairs
    • Administrative Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Business Affairs
    • Campus Climate
    • Cost Savings
    • Digital Transformation
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Enrollment Management
    • Financial and Strategic Planning
    • Higher Education Strategy
    • Remote Work
    • Student Affairs
    • Student Mental Health
    • Student Success

    BIT/CARE Team Assessment

    Assessing your institution’s BIT/CARE Team to identify gaps and future opportunities

    Higher Ed Employment Website Checklist

    Employment websites serve as a gateway to the application and hiring process at your institution. And given heightened competition for talent, especially with out-of-sector organizations, it is more critical than ever to proactively articulate why applicants should choose your institution over other employers.

    Employee Recruitment and Retention Resource Center

    Amid record-setting employee turnover and disengagement, higher ed leadership teams have little choice but to rethink how they recruit and retain talent. EAB’s resource center compiles tools and resources to help your campus bolster employee recruitment and retention.

    Belonging for Black and Latino Men Compendium

    Having a sense of belonging is critical to retention and graduation. As a distinct minority on campuses that are predominantly white and female, Black and Latino men struggle to find a sense of belonging and a supportive community on campus. Explore EAB’s studies on this topic in this compendium.

    Parent and Family Affinity Groups

    This study explores how the University of Alabama brings Black families together to share resources and community.

    Higher Ed Job Description Checklist

    Use this checklist to assess your institution’s current job descriptions and identify opportunities to increase the number of qualified applicants by increasing accessibility, adjusting requirements to welcome a broader array of qualified candidates, and articulating the value proposition of the workplace.

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