Time To Be Proactive – Part I

Our society, including higher education, is experiencing a crisis never experienced in our lifetimes.  The impact on universities will be significant – from dramatically decreased resources to needs for budget cuts (potentially up to 50%) in response. These discussions are each focused on how colleges and universities can be more efficient and effective while saving millions of dollars and weathering the storm ahead.

ABC Insights and The Chronicle of Higher Education teamed up to offer these free webcast series designed for all colleges and universities.

Part I
Part II
COVID-19 Resources

Each Session Hosted By

Scott Carlson
Scott Carlson
Senior Writer Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul Friga, Ph.D.
Paul Friga, Ph.D.
Clinical Assoc. Prof. UNC CH, Co-founder of ABC Insights

Why Coronavirus Will Change Higher Ed More Than the Great Recession

March 26 2:00-3:00pm EDT

We will review how the last major recession in the US affected Higher Education, how universities responded and tips for how we may want to prepare for today’s crisis.

Key Questions

  • Economic impact on society and campus?

  • Changes over the past decade?

  • Relevance to today’s environment?

  • Your Content Goes Here
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Read the Article
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Michael Drake, M.D.
Michael Drake, M.D.
President, The Ohio State University (led UC Irvine through the last recession)

What a College Should NOT Do During a Recession

April 8 2:00-3:00pm EDT

We will offer a framework on myths to avoid doing during a recession and how universities should be planning for strategic changes on their campus.

Key Questions

  • What are the 5 “Myths During Recessions”?

  • How do they apply to Higher Ed?

  • What should we do to change our models?

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Article on Strategy
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Article on Survey
Survey Results
Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D.
Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D.
President, AAC&U (Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Preparing Your Budget With Coronavirus in Mind

April 22 3:30 – 4:30pm EDT

We will explore ways to develop a reasonable budget emphasizing suggestions on how to strategically modify academic and administrative investments.

Key Questions

  • How much will revenue drop?

  • Which administrative expenses can we cut?

  • How do we transition academic investment?

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Laura E. Hubbard
Laura E. Hubbard
Vice President for Finance and Administration, University at Buffalo

Optimizing Academic Programing in the Post Coronavirus Era

May 6 2:00-3:00pm EDT

We will explore the right mix of academic programs and how colleges will need to examine both student and job-market needs, while considering the latest information available on the ongoing health emergency.

Key Questions

  • How to optimize the mix of academic programs?

  • How do you determine which programs are adding value?

  • Your Content Goes Here
  • What are the best practices for changing the academic line-up?

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Peter Stokes
Peter Stokes
Managing Director, Huron
Helen Drinan
Helen Drinan
President, Simmons University
Part I
Part II
COVID-19 Resources