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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Slate for Student Success

March 24, 2023

written by Jolene Monson

Technolutions’ Slate software is built for admissions, but the system is highly customizable and can be used for more than just admitting students. You can build processes in Slate that help you manage advising, academic standards investigations and appointments with the career services team. All these activities would be considered “Slate for Student Success,” which…Read more

Ethnography in Higher Ed: How RHB’s Ethnographic Approach Leads to Institutional Empowerment

March 23, 2023

written by Aimee Hosemann

Late last fall, we published an Insight in which I discussed some connections between marketing and anthropology that would be the subject of a paper I co-authored with RHB’s Rob Zinkan to be delivered at the American Anthropological Association conference. The point of our paper was that anthropology and marketing share the goal of understanding…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

Are You Ready to Bring Your Search In House?

October 12, 2022

written by Alex Williams

(You may be more ready than you think.) At this year’s NACAC conference in Houston, we were delighted to see so many of our old and new friends in person in ways we have not been able to do so since—well, you know. While last year’s event in Seattle gave us a taste of what…Read more


September 25, 2022

written by Alex Williams

Just a few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a number of uninterrupted days at the beach with my family. The beach is my favorite spot; it’s always just what I need to disconnect and recharge.  During my time there, in between the boogie boards and boardwalk fries, I found myself in…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

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