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 or Twitter @AndrewsMargaret.  You can see more on Margaret's background on her LinkedIn profile.  

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November 7, 2012
A couple of months ago, I invited people to join me in “The MOOC Challenge.”  Now that I’m half-way through my MOOC – A Crash Course in Creativity, taught by Tina Seelig through the Venture Lab at Stanford University – I’ll give you a mid-term report on the course. 
November 5, 2012
It seems we may have another big, unpredictable storm close to home – MOOCs.  They have been getting a lot of press this year, including another recent article from the New York Times.
October 24, 2012
I had the opportunity to attend a session last week, hosted by Pearson, on how higher ed faculty use social media.  Much of the content was quite interesting.  
October 17, 2012
After watching the debate last night, it made me think that colleges and universities should be more actively engaged in encouraging – including making it easier – for students to vote. 
October 10, 2012
Teaching a class in Strategic Management and consulting in this area to colleges and universities and companies in the higher education space, I’m asked a lot about various tools and techniques that can be effective in diagnosing problems and generating ideas/solutions, and the answer is that there are many.   Perhaps too many. 
October 3, 2012
Several weeks ago we opened a survey to gather input from people that are new to higher education.  The responses are quite interesting – varied and interesting. 
September 26, 2012
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to travel to Lithuania to work with the ISM University of Management and Economics on thinking through strategy and how they compete in the global market for management education.  
September 19, 2012
There has been so much written about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) lately.  Time to jump in. 
September 16, 2012
The results are starting to come in and are proving to be quite interesting.
September 5, 2012
As I was prepping for teaching the first session of Strategic Management and thinking of words to explain to students how the case discussion process works, it dawned on me just how much a good case discussion is like setting strategy.  In short, both are team sports, involve a lot of information, require fresh perspectives and open dialogue – and are, at times, messy processes.


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