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.

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The “Design Squiggle” and Crafting an Experience in Slate

February 14, 2023

written by John Michael Cuccia

Shortly after her start at RHB, my colleague Erin Gore shared with all of us a gnarly-looking illustration: (The Process of Design Squiggle by Damien Newman, Titled The Design Squiggle, it looks quite a bit like the signatures I saw from students in my prior work in secondary education: adolescents more familiar with the…Read more

Connecting the Human, the Felt and the Humane in Marketing and Anthropology

November 1, 2022

written by Aimee Hosemann

This November, I will be back amongst the anthropologists at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Seattle. This will be the first academic paper I have given in years. My contact with the academic research side has been peripheral since I joined RHB in January 2020. I am presenting a paper co-written with Dr. Rob…Read more

Design Thinking for Higher Ed

August 10, 2022

written by Rick Bailey

You may be too tired these days to think about innovation or new ideas. You may be exhausted from the upheaval of life in the past three years. You may be overworked because your colleagues have taken flight in the Great Resignation. You may be tired from trying to find and recruit their replacements. You…Read more

Inspiration, Reflection, Recharging: RHB’s Annual Summer Reading List

July 5, 2022

written by Rob Zinkan

In higher education, when summer comes the work doesn’t stop. It takes a new seasonal shape. We hope you have been able to get away from work for a little while and spend time reconnecting with the people, activities and ideas that matter most to you. Even when you can’t travel, books can reliably take…Read more

Co-Founder and Principal Rick Bailey on “Starter Stories”

September 30, 2021

written by Sam Waterson

Founder of Enrollify Zach Busekrus hosts “Starter Stories” a podcast series telling the stories of founders of leading higher education consulting and professional services. Zach invited Rick Bailey to give the backstage story on the start of RHB. Following is the transcript or you can listen here. Rick Bailey: In the book, was a question.…Read more

Imagine Voraciously Webinar Transcript

August 25, 2021

written by Rick Bailey

Rick Bailey was recently invited to lead a webinar about his recent book, Imagine Voraciously, by Bay Path University’s Center for Higher Education Leadership and Innovative Practice (CHELIP). In the webinar, Rick highlights some of the takeaways from the book and offers insights to encourage your own voracious imagining. You can watch the recording here.…Read more

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