Higher Education: Issues and Solutions
Higher education institutions face tremendous challenges in today's dynamic, hyper-competitive and ever changing global marketplace. In our white paper
below we examine several critical factors institutions need to address. In a July 2012 analysis of higher education institutions, Bain & Company revealed that approximately one-third of the nearly 1,700 public and private nonprofit
colleges are on an "unsustainable financial path" and an additional 28 percent are "at risk of slipping into an unsustainable condition." Download a copy of our
white paper "Higher Education's Imperative: Sustainability" by using the following link:
Higher Education's Imperative: Sustainability
Higher education faces numerous challenges from internal and external factors today but sustainability is its top priority.MEAPA Higher Education Sustainability Wh[...]
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By combining workshops, presentations and meetings, MEAPA offers higher education institutions a variety of opportunities to better leverage their resources. Institutions can hire MEAPA to work on a variety of challenges as outlined below. Contact us today to learn more.
- Institutional Support: Driving Sustainability Through Innovation – based on our consulting
services that involve an overview of today's dynamic marketplace, an explanation as to the tremendous need to think differently and the generation of new ideas in order to address campus specific
issues that could further drive the institution's sustainability.
- Administrative Support: Leveraging the Business
Community – based on of the experience of Dr. Peter Abramo who sits on the executive board of the University of
Oklahoma Economic Development Institute, MEAPA can help institutions deepen their established connections and think differently about how they can forge new relationships with business communities
and stakeholders. Doing so can provide the catalyst an institution needs in order to think differently about what is best for students in an ever changing and challenging global
- Staff/Faculty: Leveraging the Traits and Habits of Your Employees - based on our Personal Assessment of Traits
and Habits (PATH) to Success, this component is a proven assessment tool administered over the years to individuals from high school students to
senior executives and those in between. PATH compliments your institution's current professional development efforts and allows individuals to identify and then understand how frequently they
practice one or more of the 20 traits and habits of successful people. Organizations use PATH to better understand how to increase employee effectiveness and overall job
- Students: Leveraging Your College Experience – based on our publication The ABCs of Marketing
Yourself, this component is applicable for students across all majors and transforms how students understand how to communicate their unique value to the marketplace. We teach students
our process and help them create their own personal web site that contains a clear, concise and compelling story about their value.
- Students: Leveraging Your Liberal Arts Degree - created specifically for liberal arts schools and is based on
our publication How to Succeed with A Liberal Arts Degree, this component illustrates the tremendous value that liberal arts majors have for today's workplace. Using evidence from a
variety of industries and reports, we teach students how to communicate their value in a clear, concise and compelling manner. Also relevant for liberal arts faculty and staff who wish to learn
more about the value of their subject matter in today's workplace. For more information please visit our site http://liberalartswork.com.
- Community: Introducing Entrepreneurship to Liberal Arts Campuses.
Entrepreneurship education is about bringing a wide body of knowledge, concepts, skills, people, technology and resources together and melding them so students learn and develop in a holistic
setting. Old fashioned compartmentalizing will not work. The skill set developed through entrepreneurship can give students an advantage in the market place and help them realize that they can
create the future, not merely live through it. For more information please click here.
A brief listing of higher education institutions that MEAPA has worked with include:
- Albion College
- Burlington County College
- Manor College
- Kean University
- Minnesota Returnee Conference
- McDaniel College
- Oklahoma State University
- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
- Rowan University Center for Entrepreneurship
- Rutgers University - Camden, New Jersey
- The Philadelphia Center
- University of Central Oklahoma
- University of Delaware
- Villanova University