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Changing the Game for Transfer Students

Oct. 17, 2019

5 Ways Your Business School Can Help Transfer Students Succeed Transfer students make up a substantive number—around 38%—of all students currently pursuing a college degree. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s most recent Transfer and Mobility report , more than one million first-time freshmen in 2011 transferred to...

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Aligning Donor Passion and Institutional Need

Oct. 16, 2019

Strategies that promote synergy between donor interests and university priorities. Philanthropy has been a valuable resource for American higher education that dates back centuries. Today, public higher education advancement teams are more important than ever in achieving support from constituents to achieve their institutions’ goals, as public funding for these...


Creating a Culture of Respect

Sept. 10, 2019

Elevating the relationship between tenure-track and non-track faculty. Over the past few decades, academic tenure in North America has experienced a significant shift. Across the United States in particular, post-secondary institutions are employing non-tenure-track faculty in greater numbers than ever before. Depending on the particular institution, these faculty may be...


How 2 Schools Are Transforming Their MBA Experience to Meet 21st Century Markets

April 5, 2019

In today’s uber-competitive MBA landscape, business schools are challenged not only to stay relevant to the evolving nature of the business world but also keep pace with the shifting needs of MBA candidates and employers. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s recent market intelligence, the top curriculum “must-haves” desired...

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4 Smart Ideas for Addressing the Mental Health Crisis on Campus

April 5, 2019

In the past year, three out of five college students felt “overwhelming anxiety,” and two out of five students were “too depressed to function,” according to a recent survey by the American College Health Association. It is clear that for some of our country’s 21 million college students, the pressures...


5 Creative Ways Top Business Schools Plug Into Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

March 28, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an explosion of interest across business schools in entrepreneurial courses and experiences to help students who aspire to start their own ventures and prepare the next generation of business leaders with a toolkit that enables them to solve the challenges of tomorrow. To...


Trending Up: The Challenge Posed by Low Graduation Rates and U.S. Universities’ Innovative Responses to Raise Them

March 27, 2019

As many of us would agree, four years is often the generally accepted amount of time we associate with college. Families and students start thinking about and saving for a college education, and yet more often than not, those who persist through graduation take upwards of six to eight years...

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How Business Schools Can Offer a “Purple” Solution to Shrinking Public Support of Higher Ed

Feb. 28, 2019

A recent poll from Gallup indicates a sharp decline of confidence in U.S. colleges and universities among U.S. adults. The decline is strongest among Republicans, whose confidence level dropped by 17 percent. Similarly, a Pew Research Center survey found last year that six-in-ten Americans believe higher education in the U.S...


Using Technology to Optimize the Student Experience

Feb. 28, 2019

Tracking data on students can be challenging. Various groups, from recruiting to advising to career development, may use their own tracking systems ranging from Excel spreadsheets, emails and anecdotal information; and these different methods do not interconnect. As a result, the student experience can be disjointed, and valuable opportunities to...

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In all Fairness: Creating a Transparent Methodology for Faculty Performance Assessment

Nov. 15, 2018

In routine annual faculty performance evaluations, normalizing these evaluations across different academic fields can be challenging. Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder uses academic analytics to do this and as a result has built trust among faculty by creating a transparent methodology for assessing performance. A...