Higher Education

Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

July 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Procurement Analysis and Benchmarking Study

In 2022, ESI worked with the University of Notre Dame in conducting a procurement analysis and a benchmarking study to further expand the reach of the University’s Procurement Services and continue to advance economic equity. ESI conducted a procurement analysis to primarily observe the current Utilization levels of minority- and women-owned businesses relative to their […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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Economic Impact of AICU Mass

May 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Economic Impact of AICU Mass

Every institution of higher education has a case to make – to donors, alumni, students and their funders, prospective students and their guardians, and community members. ESI was commissioned by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICU Mass), representing 59 private, nonprofit institutions, to conduct an economic impact study of its   member […]

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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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