University of the Blind Men and the Elephant

Posted by William F. Massy on Nov 29, 2021 2:35:12 PM

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Topics: Academic Strategy


Finding a Sustainable Academic Strategy

Posted by William F. Massy on Oct 19, 2021 10:49:58 AM

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Many colleges and universities must respond quickly to pandemic-induced budget shortfalls in order to avoid unacceptable drawdowns of their reserves or even more severe financial disruption. However, the pandemic also may have upended their business models to the point where significantly new strategies must be found. They need to “Build Back Better” rather than simply close their budget gaps.

Topics: Higher Education, Innovation, Looking Ahead, program planning, Academic Strategy


Out of Crisis, Strategy!

Posted by William F. Massy on Sep 13, 2021 11:10:22 AM

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Campuses are coming back to life, but that doesn’t mean a return to business as usual. Virus containment remains critical, but so is the need to address the pandemic’s huge legacy of disruption. The financial health of many schools is severely challenged, and neither teaching and learning nor the character of student demand will ever be the same. Campus leaders feel an urgent need to close current budget gaps and develop strategies for the future.

Topics: program planning, Academic Strategy