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Gaining from the Deaf Community

February 5, 2021
At Gallaudet University, a university designed for Deaf and hard of hearing students, communication is key. Their practices are beneficial for all.
Leading Change

Three Resolutions to Sustain Higher Ed in 2021

January 21, 2021
Higher ed already has the resources it needs. A sustainable use of those resources can help institutions overcome financial difficulties.
Academic Efficiencies

Getting Granular with Course Analysis

January 15, 2021
Course analysis aids higher ed leaders in making strategic decisions to determine course structure while maintaining quality of instruction.

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Leading Change

Gaining from the Deaf Community

February 5, 2021
At Gallaudet University, a university designed for Deaf and hard of hearing students, communication is key. Their practices are beneficial for all.
Leading Change

Three Resolutions to Sustain Higher Ed in 2021

January 21, 2021
Higher ed already has the resources it needs. A sustainable use of those resources can help institutions overcome financial difficulties.
Academic Efficiencies

Getting Granular with Course Analysis

January 15, 2021
Course analysis aids higher ed leaders in making strategic decisions to determine course structure while maintaining quality of instruction.
Leading Change

Farewell to 2020: Hopeful Days Ahead for Higher Ed

December 30, 2020
It’s been a tough year. But are we well served by trying to forget the challenges we’ve all faced? Here are some of the big things we’ve learned at rpk in 2020.
Academic Efficiencies

Interested in Improving Academic Efficiency? Start with Faculty Throughput

November 12, 2020
As institutions and systems take on the more challenging structural questions around academic efficiency, we’re finding that faculty throughput is a useful metric. It is helpful in three different ways.
Strategic Finance

Strategic Finance Learning Studio with Scott Carlson, Senior Writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education

November 11, 2020
In this Mission, Market, and Margin® interview, Scott Carlson, Senior Writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the role higher education plays in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, and what job might it give itself post pandemic.
Strategic Finance

Confronting Budget Shortfalls: The New Playbook

October 30, 2020
What happens to fall fiscal planning in a year of unprecedented challenges? And how should institutions seek to respond? rpk’s Rick Staisloff and UVM's Tammy Kolbe sought to answer these questions in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.
Leading Change

10 Who Helped Us Get to 10

October 26, 2020
Ten years. Hundreds of clients. Thirty-two states. Three continents. Numbers that attest to our service and to a record of achievement. That decade of distinction creates a strong foundation for the launch into our future.
Leading ChangeStrategic Finance

The Post-Pandemic College Report

October 20, 2020
Combining expertise from Rick Staisloff and authorities from across higher ed the Post-Pandemic College Report from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides a road map for moving forward in the COVID-19 world.
Strategic Finance

Strategic Finance Learning Studio with Maria Anguiano, SVP for strategy at Arizona State University

October 6, 2020
In the current COVID-19 environment, many institutions of higher education institutions may be seeking financial bailouts. But is focusing solely on the revenue side of the equation the right approach?
Strategic Finance

Strategic Finance Learning Studio with Chuck Ambrose, President and CEO of KnowledgeWorks

September 2, 2020
We discuss how we might emerge from COVID19 having made progress towards new models and much-needed changes in education
Strategic Finance

Strategic Finance Learning Studio with Laura Casamento, President, Utica College

August 3, 2020
In the first installment of the Strategic Finance Learning Studio interview series with Rick Staisloff, we welcomed Laura Casamento, president of Utica College in New York.
Leading ChangeStudent Success

All Learning Counts: More Than Just “Giving Away College Credit for Free”

June 4, 2020
Discover how three innovative approaches that recognize non-institutional learning are accelerating the path to a college degree while financially benefiting students, colleges, and employers.
Academic EfficienciesStudent Success

No-Cost Learning Materials: A Good Idea Before COVID-19, Now More Important Than Ever

May 26, 2020
Learn how SUNY System leveraged its investment in sustainable OER to create dividends for students, faculty and institutions.
Leading Change

Weathering the Financial Storm of COVID-19

April 29, 2020
The challenges of COVID-19 could be a disrupting event that enables higher education to tackle long standing issues with its business model. Will the industry take advantage of that opportunity?
Leading Change

Creating Engagement in a Virtual World

March 27, 2020
rpk GROUP has been a remote firm since we opened our (virtual) doors nearly a decade ago. In that regard, the past month has been ‘business as usual’ for us, within a ‘business-not-as-usual’ world.
Strategic FinanceSustainable Business Models

The rpk Way 2: Honoring the Past/Embracing the Future

February 25, 2020
A decade is a long time to hone your craft. That’s 20,800 hours on the job. In that span of time, you gain a lot of insight; you more deeply understand the landscape of your industry, your peers, competitors, and most importantly, those you serve.
Strategic FinanceSustainable Business Models

Intentionally Creating Meaningful Work: Exploring the rpk Way

January 6, 2020
It’s not uncommon for teams to reach a point where you begin to ask the really big, existential questions. And the recent start of rpk GROUP’s tenth year was just that point in time.
Strategic Finance

Creating a Sustainable Future for Higher Education with Strategic Partnerships

January 3, 2020
Strategic partnerships aren’t just taking place in company boardrooms.