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The StratEDgy blog is intended to be a thoughtful hub for discussion about strategy and competition in higher education.

February 27, 2013 - 8:29pm
When we asked people that have been working in higher education for more than a year for advice to people entering in similar positions to them, we received a wide variety of suggestions.  In this post we’ll share what tenure-track faculty (who represented 17% of all combined 464 survey respondents) would advise those just entering the tenure track.
February 24, 2013 - 9:14pm
By now it seems clear that MOOCs can generate vast quantities of data, from course completion rates, to assessments, to student experiences. 
February 18, 2013 - 8:23pm
Remember printed sets of encyclopedias?  Thick, heavy books enlightening us about everything from aardvarks to zoology while taking up an entire bookshelf or two. As consumers of facts we now have two main online encyclopedias: Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica online, each offering a distinct value proposition. And there might be some market confusion between them.
February 14, 2013 - 3:15pm
Yesterday I got a peek behind the curtain.
February 10, 2013 - 6:36pm
In the aggregate, higher ed fund raising seems to be rebounding.
February 8, 2013 - 4:43pm
In a previous post, we shared responses to the question “What has been the most significant change (either positive or negative) in the higher education 'industry' since you began working in it?"  Although answers relating to the increased influence of business in higher ed and the ‘corporatization’ of the university came in fourth place in terms of number of mentions (close to a three-way tie for second, though), it would have come in first place had we measured responses by the heat or passion of the response.
February 3, 2013 - 5:43pm
The National Bureau of Economic Research published the “College as Country Club” paper last week. It has gotten a lot of coverage already by IHE, the Chronicle of Higher Education, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, and Freakonomics. 
January 31, 2013 - 8:01am
One of the best things about working in higher ed is that you get to start all over again at least twice every year.   
January 27, 2013 - 7:17pm
As we reported earlier this month, we have started rolling out the results of our fall surveys with those newer-to-higher ed (“newbies”) and those that have been in higher ed for a longer period of time (“veterans”).  Today we’ll let you know what respondents told us the most significant change (positive or negative) that they have seen since they started working in higher ed.
January 21, 2013 - 8:54pm
We recently revealed the results of one of our survey questions, “What Surprised You When You First Started Working in Higher Education”   After the most common answer, “the politics,” next on the list was the slow pace of accomplishing change in higher education. 



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