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Food-for-Thought Insights Worth Digesting

This month we’re serving up a few morsels from higher education industry commentators to feed your edupreneurial thinking and foster psychological resilience.

“What Now?” Colleges and Universities Ask

The top-of-mind prompt “What now?” can facilitate edupreneurial ideas and solutions for creating differentiation and providing genuine value-added experiences.
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10 Takeaways from Summer Seminar 2019

The theme of this year’s Summer Seminar, “The Power of DO: Market Insights That Foster More Doing,” focused on informing action and inspiring it.
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Navigating Higher Education’s Future

’Tis the season not only for reflecting on the past year’s challenges and successes, but also for planning ahead.

Determining the “Can” and the “Should” of Higher Ed Initiatives

Just because a plan is feasible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s advisable. Colleges and universities must answer not only “Can we do it?” but also “Should we do it?”

Windows of Opportunity for Doing

Colleges and universities that actively create campus cultures of discussing, discerning, and doing will have a greater likelihood of thriving.

That Was Then, This Is Now

A theme of the sidebar conversations at NACAC was growing frustration with the lack of empathetic understanding about all that enrollment management face in their efforts to recruit students.
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Survey Says: Cost-Related Issues are the Most Pressing and Vexing for Presidents

In our back-to-back surveys, results indicate that market pressures are turning up the heat on presidents of independent colleges.

Getting Around Higher Ed Industry Roadblocks

Most private colleges and universities need to explore different paths now so they can detour around the marketplace roadblocks they’re approaching.
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Private College Trustees Favor Business Model Change

Most trustees of private colleges and universities believe the business model needs to change if an institution wants to hang on to its market share.
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Balancing Acts in the Higher Ed Marketplace

The players on each side of the higher education marketplace are trying to balance their risks and rewards.
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Being Proactive: A Habit for Highly Effective College Presidents

Establishing results-driven processes can allow college presidents to proactively set the stage for both success and continuous improvement.