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May 9, 2022
What’s the truth that you need to tell? And how might you best tell it to bring students, faculty and staff along with you?

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It’s time to tell the truth

May 9, 2022
What’s the truth that you need to tell? And how might you best tell it to bring students, faculty and staff along with you?
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Building Toward a Post Pandemic Future – EACUBO Spring Gathering 2022

April 21, 2022
I had to remember how to do it. You get on the train. Uber to the hotel. Put on your lavalier mic. But after two full years of virtual engagement with…
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Centering Academic Affairs in the Higher Education Business Model

April 15, 2022
rpk hosted a conversation with two prominent academic leaders about the role of the provost and other academic affairs leadership in supporting institutional financial health and sustainability. The insights and…

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It’s time to tell the truth

May 9, 2022
What’s the truth that you need to tell? And how might you best tell it to bring students, faculty and staff along with you?
FeaturedLeading Change

Building Toward a Post Pandemic Future – EACUBO Spring Gathering 2022

April 21, 2022
I had to remember how to do it. You get on the train. Uber to the hotel. Put on your lavalier mic. But after two full years of virtual engagement with…
FeaturedStrategic FinanceSustainable Business Models

Centering Academic Affairs in the Higher Education Business Model

April 15, 2022
rpk hosted a conversation with two prominent academic leaders about the role of the provost and other academic affairs leadership in supporting institutional financial health and sustainability. The insights and…
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rpk’s Administrative Services Review captured $6.5m in savings for one institution

April 4, 2022
Higher education’s tough decisions in this moment will cover the full range of academic programs and administrative services.
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On embracing discomfort and the future of higher education

February 23, 2022
We’ve all been through a tough two years, especially those in leadership positions. Do we pull back from the discomfort? Or do we, as leaders, embrace it?
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Connecting College and Careers: A New Market-Based Opportunity for College Leaders

November 5, 2021
rpk’s new Market Demand & Opportunity (MDO) offering brings an external lens that’s essential in creating a sustainable business model.
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Transformation at Scale Webinar

October 19, 2021
In rpk GROUP's Transformation at Scale Webinar, we had the honor of hosting two strong leaders in higher education. Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas,…
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Market Demand and Opportunity (MDO) Analysis

October 13, 2021
Designed to produce results that honor institutions' Mission, Market, and Margin®, the MDO framework provides three distinct components: academic portfolio alignment, program gap analysis and competitor analysis. 
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An interview with Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President at Texas A&M University-San Antonio

September 30, 2021
In this Mission, Market, and Margin® interview, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and Rick Staisloff, founder and senior partner of rpk GROUP discuss the ROI of…
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A Value Prop Moment for Higher Education

July 14, 2021
In What’s Next for Higher Education Pricing?, a recently released report from Workday, rpk’s Rick Staisloff teamed up with author Jeff Selingo to explore the circumstances placing added financial pressures…
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Spend Smarter: How Colleges Use HEERF Pandemic Relief Funding to Transform

June 9, 2021
Campuses have until spring 2022 to use their entire HEERF fund allocation. As the immediate crisis recedes, colleges may find they have greater opportunity to invest these funds more strategically…
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Teaching, learning, and making a global impact: the rpk GROUP internship program

April 29, 2021
Given the current state of the industry, it’s an exciting time to contribute to actionable change, especially in rpk’s signature style: not only by conducting analyses, but by teaching institutional…
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Mission, Market, and Margin® Interview with Nick Stevens, Chief Data Officer University of Kansas

April 15, 2021
In this Mission, Market, and Margin® interview, Nick Stevens, Chief Data Officer University of Kansas shares insights into creating a data informed culture with Rick Staisloff.
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Five Best Practices to Create Sustainable Credit for Prior Learning Programs on Campuses

February 24, 2021
rpk GROUP recently partnered with three organizations to look at the business model behind their RNL programs. Our study found that these programs can be financially beneficially for colleges when…
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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How Healthy Is Your Academic Portfolio?

December 22, 2020
Market scans can help optimize the academic portfolio in ways that achieve financial sustainability. Here are three valuable lessons we learned during a recent analysis.
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.