Higher Education

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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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Supplier Diversity on Campus

April 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Supplier Diversity on Campus

In our third of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Angela Dowd-Burton discusses supplier diversity on campus. A successful supplier diversity program is essential to the healthy ecosystem that surrounds a university.  How can educational institutions contribute to economic inclusion that helps to support thriving communities? Learn the key […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Anchoring Innovation Ecosystems

April 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Anchoring Innovation Ecosystems

In our second of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Bernadine Hawes discusses anchoring innovation ecosystems. Universities are playing a greater role in driving the innovation that is powering regions’ economic resilience and competitiveness. We’ll look at how institutions’ innovation work has evolved over time and what it might […]

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Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Campus 2.0 with Adam Glaser

April 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector: Campus 2.0 with Adam Glaser

In our first of 8 videos in the series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector, Adam Glaser discusses Campus 2.0- Creating Lifelong Engagement with Alumni How people gain workforce skills and credentials is fast evolving. How should institutions respond? We’ll explore what some are calling “Campus 2.0,” a complete rethink on how to organize […]

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Mini-Webinar Series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector

March 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Mini-Webinar Series: Critical Issues Facing the Higher Education Sector

In April and May of 2023, ESI will host a series of weekly mini-webinars addressing critical issues currently facing the higher education sector. Topics will range from navigating supplier diversity, to understanding HBCUs and economic development, organizational leadership in uncertain times, as well as the current and future role international students will play at American […]

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The Future of Sustainability at Universities

September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on The Future of Sustainability at Universities

Here at ESI, we’ve long amplified the point that universities and hospitals have huge economic footprints, and that the employment hubs, procurement opportunities, and tax revenue generation they represent emerge from and are driven by the fulfillment of their deepest institutional missions. It is also true that these large-scale institutions have huge environmental footprints, and […]

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