Margaret Andrews

Margaret Andrews is a seasoned academic leader with over twenty years of experience in higher education, business and consulting. She has held a variety of positions in higher education, including Associate Dean at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education,Executive Director of the MBA Program, Alumni Relations and Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Vice Provost at the Hult International Business School. She teaches courses and professional and executive programs in leadership, strategy, and creativity at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education, has worked and taught in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and is the founder of Higher Ed Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing research and consulting services to clients in the higher education sector, and executive education programs for a clients in a wide array of industries.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her graduate degree at MIT.  You can see more on Margaret's background on her LinkedIn profile.  

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September 12, 2018
They should really teach this in school.
September 6, 2018
There’s nothing like starting a new academic year. 
March 28, 2018
Are you getting better at what you currently do or creating the future?
February 5, 2018
Co-creating the future of work – and the future of management.
July 27, 2017
It’s not often that a WSJ story makes me laugh out loud, but this one did – twice! 
July 6, 2017
Knock, knock. Who’s there?  
June 7, 2017
Lessons learned from whitewater rafting that are applicable to higher ed institutions (and other organizations)
May 17, 2017
Sometimes the best lessons come from challenging circumstances. 
April 25, 2017
Figuring out how to do more with less or imagining the future of higher education (and your role in it)?
February 21, 2017
The worldwide market for higher education is large – and shifting.

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April 30, 2015
We originally thought that business schools might be the first to feel the heat of the changing market for higher education. Turns out that may not be true – it might be the undergraduate market, quickly followed by the rest of higher education. 
January 26, 2014
Lately it seems you can’t read about higher education without thinking about disruption.  Based on some recent developments, business schools may be the first to feel the heat. 
March 4, 2013
When we asked people that have been working in higher ed 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 administrators (who represented 36% of the 464 survey respondents, respectively) would advise those just entering a similar role. 
February 27, 2013
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 8, 2013
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.
January 31, 2013
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
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
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. 
January 17, 2013
  Our post on “What Surprised You When You First Started Working in Higher Education” (the results of our brief survey) generated a fair number of emails and tweets about the politics in higher education, so we thought we would look into this area a bit more for today’s post.
January 10, 2013
As we reported last week, 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 these 464 people told us about why they decided to work in higher ed.

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