The Transformation Imperative in Higher Education: How Leaders Are Planning for the Future

Peter Stokes, Laura Yaeger

In Brief

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Amid continuous, disruptive change, higher education leaders are seeking to transform their institutions to meet shifting public expectations, overcome financial pressures and combat new competition. To better understand how they think about — and plan to respond to — the current climate, Huron, the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Georgia Institute of Technology surveyed 495 higher education leaders about the industry's greatest challenges and the steps they are taking to future-proof their institutions.

The data collected paints the picture of an industry, steeped in tradition, looking for innovative ways to create transformation-ready institutions that excel across four dimensions — shared leadership, long-term planning, data-driven performance management and student-centric offerings.

To explore the full research and learn more about the four transformation-readiness dimensions, download the e-book.

Four Transformation-Readiness Dimensions

Empowering and Promoting Shared Leadership

Planning Differently for the Short and Long Term

Pursuing Data-Driven Performance Management

Creating Student-First Engines to Meet New Demand