Monthly Archives: March 2016

Looking and Seeing: Understanding the Environment in Private Nonprofit Higher Education

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

Among Japanese samurai, there was a cautionary maxim that one needs to really see things and not merely look at them - an important concept for people who fought with razor-sharp swords. In a larger sense, this adage is also an admonishment to us to see things as they really are and not as we [...]

Tough Times and Clear Thinking: Coming to Grips with the Higher Education Market

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

The university or college campus is awash in ideas meant to challenge and stimulate. All too often, however, it is also a place where "ideals" are largely ones devoted to the academic status quo: the groves of academe as a place with a particularly acute vision. Unfortunately, this vision is often facing into the past [...]

Partnership, Innovation and Growth: A Case Study

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

When we look at successful partners, a few key characteristics stand out: the ability to work in a way that leverages the relative strengths of the two parties; a willingness to embrace multiple delivery options as an important contribution to the academic portfolio; the capacity to identify and act on new opportunities; and consistent support [...]

Nursing Shortage Still

March 30th, 2016|White Papers|

We know that some of the most in-demand programs at both the undergraduate levels are in healthcare, and in particular, the nursing field. And the projected nursing shortage is alarming - even after some expansion in programs designed to train registered nurses. In fact, there seems to be something of a disconnect between societal needs [...]

Innovation in Higher Ed: More Than Modality

March 24th, 2016|White Papers|

I frequently highlight the importance of three things in building and growing successful academic programs: excellence, accessibility, and efficiency. And in conversations with educators across the country, they nod in agreement. Their focus is largely on the academic realm, however. While not discounting the centrality of academics, I believe the time has come to seriously [...]