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 Vice Provost at the Hult International Business School, Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and Executive Director of the MBA Program, Alumni Relations and Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She teaches courses and professional and executive programs in strategy, management, leadership and creativity at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education and is the founder of Mind and Hand Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing research and consulting services to clients in the higher education sector.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her graduate degree at MIT.  You can reach Margaret via email at margaret@mind-and-hand.com or Twitter @AndrewsMargaret.  You can see more on Margaret's background on her LinkedIn profile.  

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March 13, 2013
During the summer, I committed to running a short program on Strategy and Competition in Higher Education – essentially a two-day non-credit version of the full length Strategy and Competition in Higher Education course - and asked people what they thought were the most important topics for discussion during such a program.  And there was definitely some consensus. 
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 14, 2013
Yesterday I got a peek behind the curtain.
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 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.
January 4, 2013
Thank you to the 464 of you that took the time to share your thoughts with us about your reasons for working in higher education, what has surprised you and, for those of you that have been in higher education for a while, what has changed.  Here is the first of several posts that will share results from the survey.
December 20, 2012
Mayan predictions for the end of the world aside, the years ahead are likely to be quite different for higher education than the past 100 years.  As our holiday gift to you, we have put together this anthem for the end of higher education as we know it.
December 12, 2012
Around this time of year, we’re inundated with lists of the most significant happenings of the current year (e.g., best books, celebrities we’ve lost) and predictions for the future, and the world of higher education is no exception.

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