Academic & Admin Model

50: Lifelong Learning — Insurgents in Traditional Ed?

In a recent editorial for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Jeff Selingo offers his perspective on the gap between traditional education and new models of learning cropping up across the field. According to Selingo, "Traditional higher education tends to dismiss new entrants to the field in the belief that a college’s brand name resonates with consumers. In an age of democratized education, when learning happens everywhere, any day, throughout a person’s life, having a good brand name is no longer good enough.” This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the massive shift occurring in traditional education and share insights on the characteristics of schools that are making this transition proactively. 

49: Trust, Change, and Transitioning to Shared Services

Listen to Trust and Shared Services on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

A recent news item cropped up in the Chronicle pointing to a brewing rift between administrators and faculty over a transition to a shared services model. We’ve discussed shared services often on this show, both as a challenge for change agents and an accommodation toward financial sustainability. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the issues surrounding shared service model specifically, and offer insights for making the transition in a way that helps all constitutes move through the change process smoothly. 

 

46: Economy, Strategy, and the People Factor

In his article, “Financially Strapped Colleges Grow More Vulnerable as Economic Recovery Lags,” Mark Keierleber documents the changing tide of financial resolutions that some institutions are leveraging to stem losses. In it, we see institutions resorting to staff and faculty layoffs — a relatively recent occurrence that impacts not just the short-term financial sustainability of the institution, but the culture as well. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright talk about this trend as part of a package of adjustments the modern institution is turning toward for support as many struggle to adapt to new economic and educational realities. 

39: Integrating Teams that Don't Speak Finance

In our efforts to help institutions lead change, we’re often placed in a position of helping chief business officers to sell change initiatives based on — sometimes harsh — financial realities. But arguing strategic direction based exclusively on financial modeling risks alienating your most critical strategic partners in administration. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the role of finance in strategy, and how finance leaders can move their initiatives forward with an eye on building support from administrative and academic partners that don’t live in the financial centers. 

31: EACUBO 2013 Follow-up — Grappling with Future of Higher Ed

Howard is back from Baltimore and this week we're talking EACUBO! Administrators and business officers are continuing to grasp with radical change inside and outside our institutions. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright discuss the EACUBO event in Baltimore and share insights and lessons learned from his work as presenter and facilitator this year.

30: Does Higher Ed Need Saving?

Listen to Does Higher Ed Need Saving on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

There is a sense from higher ed media that with great diligence and focus, we can fix all of our institutions' ills. But the changing technological and communications landscape is pointing in new directions. This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright begin a discussion on reframing the call to fix higher ed and offer their thoughts on what it might take to create something altogether new.

 

18: Building Your Vision 2020 Part 4 – with John Eldert and Howard Teibel

Academic planning often adopts the business approach to strategic planning. The results are predictable: clear, measurable outcomes; tight, pithy vision statement; focused strategy targeting a clear and "directable" organizational culture. But these assumptions don't fit the higher education planning environment, with many parallel lines of activity, complex vision, and an environment that is often far more self-directed. This week on the show, we bring you part four of our conversation with John Eldert, Vice President of Administration at Berklee College of Music as he joins Howard Teibel to discuss their work on adapting the business approach to strategic planning for higher education.

17: Building Your Vision 2020 Part 3 – with John Eldert and Howard Teibel

Academic planning often adopts the business approach to strategic planning. The results are predictable: clear, measurable outcomes; tight, pithy vision statement; focused strategy targeting a clear and "directable" organizational culture. But these assumptions don't fit the higher education planning environment, with many parallel lines of activity, complex vision, and an environment that is often far more self-directed. This week on the show, we bring you part three of our conversation with John Eldert, Vice President of Administration at Berklee College of Music as he joins Howard Teibel to discuss their work on adapting the business approach to strategic planning for higher education.

16: Building Your Vision 2020 Part 2 – with John Eldert and Howard Teibel

Academic planning often adopts the business approach to strategic planning. The results are predictable: clear, measurable outcomes; tight, pithy vision statement; focused strategy targeting a clear and "directable" organizational culture. But these assumptions don't fit the higher education planning environment, with many parallel lines of activity, complex vision, and an environment that is often far more self-directed. This week on the show, we bring you part two of our conversation with John Eldert, Vice President of Administration at Berklee College of Music as he joins Howard Teibel to discuss their work on adapting the business approach to strategic planning for higher education.

15: Building Your Vision 2020 Part 1 – with John Eldert and Howard Teibel

Academic planning often adopts the business approach to strategic planning. The results are predictable: clear, measurable outcomes; tight, pithy vision statement; focused strategy targeting a clear and "directable" organizational culture. But these assumptions don't fit the higher education planning environment, with many parallel lines of activity, complex vision, and an environment that is often far more self-directed. This week on the show, we bring you part one of our conversation with John Eldert, Vice President of Administration at Berklee College of Music as he joins Howard Teibel to discuss their work on adapting the business approach to strategic planning for higher education.