higher education

The Importance of Higher Education and Workforce Development to a Growing Urban Economy

May 31, 2024 / Comments Off on The Importance of Higher Education and Workforce Development to a Growing Urban Economy

When I entered city government during the Rendell administration, I worked for the Philadelphia Commerce Department, then headed by Stephen P. Mullin, a founder and principal of ESI. In my role working directly for the Commerce Director, I had the good fortune of seeing the drivers of Philadelphia’s economy. The drivers ranged from the clear […]

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How to Survive the Higher Ed Demographic Cliff

January 19, 2024 / Comments Off on How to Survive the Higher Ed Demographic Cliff

The landscape of higher education in the United States is undergoing a significant transformation, and beneath the sensational headlines and political upheavals lies a less glamorous yet potent force: the demographic cliff, also known as the enrollment cliff. This precipitous drop in enrollment is attributed to the decline in birth rates during the Great Recession, […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: The Bottom-line Case for Energy Efficiency

May 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: The Bottom-line Case for Energy Efficiency

In our last of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Dan Garofalo discusses the bottom-line case for energy efficiency. Institutions sit at an important intersection as large utility users, thought leaders on environmental sustainability, and flashpoints for protests around energy consumption. We’ll explore energy strategies that account for all […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Sustainability

In our seventh of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Robert Fleming and Dr. Raymond Barclay discuss sustainability. Sustainability is increasingly a framework by which institutions are rethinking their operations, educational offerings, and core missions. We’ll consider the case for this paradigm shift in philosophical and practical terms. Watch […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Organizational Leadership in Uncertain Times

May 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Organizational Leadership in Uncertain Times

In our sixth of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Dr. Curtis Gregory discusses organizational leadership in uncertain times. Leading a university is hard enough in calm waters. These tumultuous times tax leaders tremendously. We’ll explore research-based methods for leaders to cultivate the emotional intelligence and communications skills to […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Chinese Students in American Institutions

May 2, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Chinese Students in American Institutions

In our fifth of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Dr. Benjamin Olshin discusses Chinese students in American institutions- past, present, and future. Chinese students have been a prominent part of some college campuses. Geopolitical uncertainties are complicating these relationships. We’ll look into why that is and what institutions […]

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