Educational Advisory Board Webinars

The University Leadership Council provides provosts and academic administrators with expert advice and innovative strategies and practices—tested and proven to work by their peers at other universities across the country—for tackling their most pressing issues. Rather than reinventing the wheel, our members benefit from the learning of thousands of other universities facing the same challenges.

Understanding the Enrollment Downturn
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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Over the last fifteen years, colleges and universities have benefited from strong demographic growth among the 18-22 year old population and an economic environment that enabled families to increase higher education spending.Projections indicate that the next decade will look very different. Few institutions will be able to increase net tuition revenue from traditional undergraduates as numbers level off and competition heats up. This webconference will quantify these changes and the risks to institutions in different regions and different Carnegie classes, helping administrators understand how far and how fast they need to diversify their enrollment base.This webconference will help you:
  • Understand the degree to which student segments that you've historically relied on will change
  • Evaluate the level of risk to your tuition revenue
  • Identify peer institutions that have successfully diversified their enrollment
Suggested attendees: Provosts, CBOs, enrollment managers, and deans
Building Pathways for New Student Segments
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
Recognizing that traditional student populations will become increasingly competitive to recruit, this webconference profiles alternative student segments that can diversify undergraduate enrollments.While groups such as community college transfers, international English language learners, and adult degree completers make up relatively small percentages of enrollment at most colleges and universities, evidence indicates that they represent the best opportunities for growth over the next decade.This webconference will analyze the size and growth rates of different student subsegments and identify recruiting strategies, preferred program structures, and required student services for each population.This webconference will teach you how to:
  • Identify and size the most suitable student segments for your own institution
  • Understand the new investments required to reach different student segments
  • Create pathways that generate student interest and ensure that students are prepared to succeed
Suggested attendees: Provosts, CBOs, enrollment managers, deans, and student affairs leaders
Expanding the Market for Professional Programs
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
Just as professional degrees have become increasingly central to enrollment revenue, industry changes and economic uncertainty are threatening the core programs that institutions have historically relied on—including the MBA, the M.Ed., and the J.D.
This webconference will identify strategies to reach new audiences for these core degrees through elements of program design that appeal to career starters, career changers, and career advancers. In addition, we'll explore how institutions draw on existing resources to develop new offerings for fast-growing market segments, and the demand for specialized programs in select high-growth fields (e.g., big data, health informatics, cybersecurity).Materials in this webconference will allow you to:
  • Understand the enrollment challenges facing core professional programs (MBA, M.Ed., J.D.)
  • Reach new audiences in established fields through program development and redesign
  • Diversify professional program offerings with niche opportunities in emerging fields
Suggested Audience: Provosts, chief business officers, deans

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