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K-State Today

October 30, 2017



Save the date: Workshop on the future of higher education scheduled for Nov. 20

By George Widenor

The Office of the Provost extends an invitation to a workshop focusing on several areas of importance to the university.

For the second year, EAB — previously the Education Advisory Board — will provide a full-day presentation of peer-tested research and information that addresses higher education's most pressing issues. The agenda will be finalized in early November, but session topics include:

  • Differentiating your value proposition amidst rising competition for undergraduate enrollment.
  • Communicating to potential students the value of K-State as a research institution over other institutions.
  • Turning passive interest into program enrollments.
  • Achieving principled (not profitless) growth — new program planning and net-positive launches, institutional market responsiveness and true costs of programs.
  • Aligning departmental values and services around institutional priorities.

The workshop will be Monday, Nov. 20, at the K-State Student Union. Attendees are welcome to stay for the entire workshop or attend only the topics which interest them most. There is no cost to attend.

A copy of the workshop schedule will be available in early November.

EAB is a company whose stated mission is to help today's leaders solve their biggest problems. Launched in 2007 as a division of The Advisory Board Company, EAB strives to provide the unique insight, collaboration opportunities and expert advice needed to help make higher education smarter. It provides industry best-practice research and resources on a number of topics to 1,100 colleges and universities across the globe.

Through custom research briefs, webinars, on-site presentations and advanced analytical tools, EAB provides personalized solutions which assist K-State in solving complex issues across multiple subject areas. EAB is currently serving K-State through memberships in their Student Success Collaborative, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Continuing and Online Education and university research forums.

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