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 strategy, management, leadership 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 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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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.
December 5, 2012
Quick: What percentage of employers believes that the graduates of post-secondary education they hired in the past year have been adequately prepared for the job market? 
November 28, 2012
Last night we had an interesting discussion in our Strategic Management class on an important and often overlooked element of successful strategy.
November 14, 2012
Hearing that a new, stripped down product or service in your marketplace is “good enough” should strike fear the hearts of market leaders.   
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. 

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