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Alignment Issues in Higher Ed Governance and Governing Boards

Alignment Issues in Higher Ed Governance and Governing Boards

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 128 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. John A. White

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. John A. White, discuss changes in higher ed governance and governing boards, and strategies for aligning trustees with the CEO’s strategic mission and strategies. Their experience is both higher education and corporate; this is important as higher education governance is becoming more and more like that of corporate governance.

Higher Ed Finance- Adopting a New Mindset to Stand Out and Succeed - Changing Higher Ed Podcast

Higher Ed Finance: Adopting a New Mindset to Stand Out and Succeed

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 127 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Jeff Spear

Adopting a new mindset to Higher Ed finance can help institutions discern the best approach for growing profitability vs leaving money on the table. Dr. Drumm McNaughton, a leading expert on change management in higher education, and Jeff Spear, Principal at CFO Colleague, discuss strategies and insights that could help enable leaders to meet the challenges of soaring costs and declining financial support—as well as the nationwide enrollment cliff expected in 2026—head-on.

How JEDI Can Improve Higher Education ROI

How JEDI Can Improve Higher Education ROI

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 126 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Daniel Aguilar

Daniel Aguilar is in the JEDI profession—justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a focus on higher education. For him, this endeavor is not about checking off politically correct to-do boxes. He believes that this is more than merely a moral responsibility—improving the lives of individual students also boosts the institution’s return on investment and creates closer alignment with the institution’s mission over both the short and long terms.

Higher Ed OPM Marketplace Transformation

Higher Ed OPM Marketplace Transformation

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 125 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Phil Hill

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, a leading expert on change management in higher education, and Phil Hill, one of the top experts on educational technology and online project management, discuss the current—disrupted—state of the industry and the answers college and university presidents must come up with to survive the existential questions facing institutions today.

How to Transform Higher Ed to Create Workforce Readiness

How to Transform Higher Ed to Create Workforce Readiness

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 124 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Ryan Craig

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, a leading expert on higher ed transformation, and Ryan Craig, a journalist and author specializing in higher education, discuss employers’ current dissatisfaction with traditional higher education models and proposals for how to transform Higher Ed to create workforce readiness and improve Higher Education’s ROI. Craig and McNaughton discuss how and why the current issues developed and why higher ed must adopt a more nimble apprenticeship approach—before it’s too late.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 123 with Guest Ami Moyal: Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture in Higher Education

Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture in Higher Education

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 123 with Guest Prof. Ami Moyal

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, a leading expert on change management in higher education, and Dr. Ami Moyale, president of Afeka, a top engineering college in Israel, discuss the case study of Moya’s profound transformation of his institution’s culture to produce well-rounded engineers who are better prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing high tech workforce. Moya and McNaughton summarize Aneka’s successful implementation of an engineering perspective to identify problems, define solutions, implement solutions through a process of ongoing assessment and change, and leverage change for future growth and development.

Overcoming Governance Challenges in Higher Education - Board leader asking "did you try hard enough?" to a frazzled man

Overcoming Governance Challenges in Higher Education

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 122 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Richard "Dick" Chait

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Richard “Dick” Chait, two leading experts on governance and management in higher education, discuss how the governing structures of colleges and universities have changed over the years. Chait and McNaughton also break down the different challenges facing public and private institutions, the fundamental attributes of effective boards and individual trustees, and how the roles and responsibilities of boards and trustees continue to evolve to meet the challenges facing institutions of higher education.

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