When we’re not actively solving higher education challenges, we’re thinking about them.
And writing about them. And reading about them. And talking about them. Collected here are the insights and resources that we’ve developed to help inspire colleges and universities toward greater relevance, including blog posts, white papers, presentations, videos and worksheets.
Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes, Installment Three: Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Challenge
September 27, 2023
In our previous research analyzing 108 current strategic plans across higher education in 2020, we evaluated plans from private and public four-year institutions from all 50 states. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) was a major emphasis across all plans, but especially in the 16 most-strategic plans. As we circled back to check in on…Read more
Our previous research analyzing 108 current strategic plans across higher education began in 2020 and featured private and public four-year institutions from all 50 states. All strategic plans were active at the time, and they represented various durations and stages, including some that were near conclusion. In 2023, we wanted to understand what has changed…Read more
Modern Strategic Planning: Exemplars and Emerging Themes, Installment One: Leadership Functions of Higher Ed Strategic Planning in 2023
In 2021, RHB published a research study of 108 higher education strategic plans. Beyond asking what makes a strategic plan strategic, we wanted to answer several questions: Who are these plans truly for? Why is the process so complex? Does it have to be? Amidst such rapid change, how relevant can a plan truly be?…Read more
September 15, 2023
Fall is officially underway and many admissions professionals have been on the road since August visiting high schools, attending college fairs and, notably, this month, heading to Baltimore to attend one of my favorite conferences of the year, NACAC. I love NACAC for a variety of reasons: the opportunity to get inspired by speakers like…Read more
September 6, 2023
This post contains terminology that will be familiar to seasoned users of Slate. If you’re new to the Slate universe, we recommend reading the first (and if you’re really curious, the second and third) installments of our previous three-part series on Configurable Joins. If you need a refresher on Slate-specific terminology, this glossary is also…Read more
August 18, 2023
6 Ways Toward Greater Relevance Wonder … Curiosity … Inquiry … Awe … Imagination … The words cascaded down the futurist’s slide deck in RHB’s shared Zoom box, highlighting things that artificial intelligence can’t replace … at least not yet. I note, with a blend of amusement and concern, that the phrase “artificial intelligence” in…Read more