Higher Education Policy and Practice Blog

Nuggets from Stevens Strategy’s Market Research

We have developed our market research service to help clients better understand the nature of today’s higher education marketplace.  Recent surveys have explored a wide variety of topics, from basic preferences for college size, location, and academic major to complex issues such as openness to

Colleague Discourse – What Will Colleges Look Like in Ten Years?

This blog is different from other blogs that Stevens Strategy has published.  We want to spark a discussion about the future of colleges.  The main issues of this discussion are: Are private, liberal arts colleges going through a paradigm shift? If colleges are going through a paradigm shift,

A Good Coach Improves Your Capacity to Lead

When coaching is really good, it is difficult to discern who is coaching whom, since the communication goes two ways.  I have been on the giving and receiving end of coaching since I was a kid.  I learned to ask questions as part of listening, and my teachers built their guidance around my

Tectonic Shift Coming in Course Pricing

On May 4th, Richard DeMillo’s article, So You’ve Got Technology; So What? in the Digital Campus published by Chronicle of Higher Education boldly claimed that new technology is ready to blast apart the traditional pricing model of higher education.  In the same publication, another article, One

Has Tuition Discounting Lost Its Mojo?

NACUBO Warns – Enrollments May Be Declining with Tuition Discounts NACUBO just published its survey of tuition discounting, and the results are disturbing.  For the first time, a number of private colleges reported that new student enrollment declined despite increases in a