Why is it that when most people talk about mergers and acquisitions in higher education, the first thought that comes to mind is “failure”? How is it a “failure” when the action results in a stronger institution serving a broader audience? Perhaps we need to take a step back and have a detailed discussion about […]
Category: Strategic Planning
There are a sizeable number of colleges and universities planning to open their campuses for the fall term. Most have talked about their plans for making the campus safe for students, faculty, and staff. But what about off-campus? Are all of the local businesses consistently operating safely, so they are minimizing the risk of COVID-19?
As more institutions announce their plans for the fall, and we see reports of how some student-athletes are testing positive after participating in workouts, I was drawn to Behavior Pledges, Empty Stadiums, and Widespread Testing. One specific statement that jumped out at me came from Timothy P. White, chancellor of the California State University system.
The events of the past two months have many colleges and universities seriously considering a reduction in force (RIF) of either faculty, or staff, or both. If you are considering this option, I wanted to share these crucial points with you. What Is a Reduction in Force? A reduction in force occurs when an employer
I was reading 10 Predictions for Higher Education’s Future, and like so many articles trying to leverage COVID-19 and the reopening of the economy, it just seemed that the article covers a lot of old news with the new COVID-19 twist. Revenues, for many IHEs, have been going down for years. COVID-19 just pushed many