Our institutions of higher learning must begin embracing a new model for higher education governance and shared governance. As change continually buffets colleges and universities, higher education boards are increasingly finding themselves in the hot seat. Trustees are facing challenges such as the pandemic, the enrollment cliff, declining state funding, and increasing online learning that ultimately will make or break the institution they govern and are responsible for.
Sweet Briar College is a classic case of saving a college through transformational change management in higher education, as it redefines the purpose of higher education in the 21st century.
This podcast explores university fundraising during crisis situations. At the time of this podcast, COVID-19 was the major crisis for higher ed finances. Contrary to what many would think, the current situation could be an important time to visit with donors.
During his 24 years of professional fundraising, Martin Leifeld and his teams raised a staggering $500 million dollars. He served as vice-chancellor of advancement for the University of Missouri-St. Louis for a decade.
How to move a University from Crisis to Transformation. There are three types of change: incremental, transformational, and revolutionary (think the internet).
The Changing Face of Higher Ed Part 6: The Future of Public Funding of Higher Ed. Higher education leaders must develop a new model for funding. This blog, the XX in a series, will discuss where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of public funding of higher education.
How Higher Ed measures progress toward its vision and goals is vital to its success. Higher education institutions’ bottom-line goal is to create meaningful change for the people and causes they serve.
Hope College, a Christian college located in Holland, Michigan, is establishing the innovative Hope Forward program, enabling free tuition for college, which will allow students to graduate debt-free. The first pilot cohort of students is enrolling in the school in Fall 2021. The institution is trying to create this model to free itself from being tied to tuition, build a true learning community, and inculcate the values of giving and generosity in students.
We have seen some impressive higher ed innovation brought on by the pandemic that otherwise may have never happened. Brown University is a case study in innovation, transformation, and risk planning in the way they involved the board and stakeholders in navigating the crisis.
The wisdom of a tuition reset at St. John’s College, which has a total of 850 students who attend its two campuses, located in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM is paying off. Will others follow their lead?