higher ed

Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

February 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Good Governance: The Importance of the Board of Trustees

Nonprofit organizations do well to look at publicly held corporations and their governance practices as modern roadmaps to governance excellence. In the corporate world, board positions are highly coveted roles, reserved for the most skilled and connected corporate executive leadership. In the past, nonprofit board roles were seen as a way for directors to perfect […]

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How Can We Convince the Public that a College Degree is Still Worth it?

April 21, 2023 / Comments Off on How Can We Convince the Public that a College Degree is Still Worth it?

The Wall Street Journal and The Economist recently treated us to dueling perspectives on the value of higher education. The Wall Street Journal reported on a recent poll (in conjunction with NORC) revealing that 56% of Americans think a 4-year college degree is a bad bet—as recently as 2013, 53% had positive perceptions. The Economist […]

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ICYMI: Higher Education Compilation

October 2, 2020 / Comments Off on ICYMI: Higher Education Compilation

ESI has published numerous blog posts in the past six months related to Higher Education, showcasing the insights and experience of our thought leaders in the field. Please enjoy the following posts and contact us if you’d like to hear more. Learn more about our work in this area on our website. Key Dashboard Metrics […]

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Key Dashboard Metrics Universities Should be Keeping an Eye On

September 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Key Dashboard Metrics Universities Should be Keeping an Eye On

Recently, Lee Huang, President and Principal of ESI and head of ESI’s Higher Education Practice Area, caught up with some of our thought leaders in the higher ed space to ask them some of the most critical questions facing the industry. This exert includes Elmore Alexander’s full response.   Elmore, you’ve consistently stressed the importance of […]

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New England Colleges and Universities are Facing a Diversity Problem. Here’s why it Matters.

December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on New England Colleges and Universities are Facing a Diversity Problem. Here’s why it Matters.

When it comes to regions of the United States known for higher education, few others compare to the quality and quantity of New England’s network of colleges and universities. Metro Boston alone is home to 52 institutions for higher education, including Harvard University, the nation’s oldest, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of Tulane University

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of Tulane University

Tulane University is a top-ranked research and higher education institution, founded on a mission that emphasizes integrating education and research with intellectual pursuits as well as community-based initiatives. Tulane serves as an economic engine for the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, generating substantial economic impact and tax revenues through its operational […]

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