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


What is the University's Purpose?

Posted by William F. Massy on Jan 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM

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The recent Chronicle of Higher Education/Deloitte report, “The College Business Model in a Crisis,” rekindled my concerns about the ultimate purposes of our enterprise and how these purposes can more effectively guide planning and operational decision-making.  The questions are no longer hypothetical, if indeed they ever were. Will problem-solving triggered by the hyper-disruptive COVID-19 event reaffirm core academic values or will it spawn new business models that, over time, will undermine them?

Topics: Higher Education, 2021, Innovation, Mission, purpose


Looking Ahead to 2021 and Beyond: What’s On Your Radar?

Posted by Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson on Jan 13, 2021 9:07:22 AM

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Topics: Higher Education, 2021, Innovation, Looking Ahead