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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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.
August 8, 2012
Teaching, consulting and blogging about strategy and competition in higher education means that there is an endless supply of reading material, themes to explore, people with strong opinions . . . and innovative ideas.   
August 1, 2012
Ask most alumni relations professionals the secret of success and they will have a common refrain. 
July 25, 2012
These past few months have been a bit of a reading frenzy. 
July 18, 2012
We have teaching evaluations to measure how students perceive faculty, grades to measure student success in the classroom, number of applicants, yield rate and (sometimes) retention to measure admissions, and fundraising/participation to measure success in development.  But how do you measure success in student affairs?
July 12, 2012
It was the first “moon shot” for U.S. higher education.

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