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8 key lessons from a dozen years of strategic finance

November 16, 2022
Autumn always presents an important annual milestone for rpk GROUP. We’ve been in the business of learning about strategic finance and sharing our findings for a dozen years now. What…
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Looking past survival: What today’s institutions need to thrive

October 10, 2022
Higher ed leaders are managing a lot these days: high staff turnover rates, increasing student needs for academic and mental health support, revenue shortfalls, and dated technology. How can they…

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December 8, 2022
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FeaturedStrategic Finance

8 key lessons from a dozen years of strategic finance

November 16, 2022
Autumn always presents an important annual milestone for rpk GROUP. We’ve been in the business of learning about strategic finance and sharing our findings for a dozen years now. What…
Academic EfficienciesFeatured

Looking past survival: What today’s institutions need to thrive

October 10, 2022
Higher ed leaders are managing a lot these days: high staff turnover rates, increasing student needs for academic and mental health support, revenue shortfalls, and dated technology. How can they…
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Are we ready to work together?

September 30, 2022
Higher education institutions have long operated under the premise that each of their programs and services is unique. But this resistance may be starting to break down.
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Institutional leaders weigh in on financial stability

August 31, 2022
A recent survey of institutional leaders runs counter to rpk’s experience in the field.
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Why do we gather?

July 18, 2022
Why does higher ed gather students, faculty, and staff together? Does this reflect the needs of students and employers, or of institutions?
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Is your institution spending for greatest impact?

July 11, 2022
If students aren't completing degree programs with the same rate of success, what actions need to be taken—and what role does the business model play?
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On loving tough change

June 24, 2022
Change. It’s scary. It’s tough. You’ll love it.
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Who are your campus ‘peers’?

June 16, 2022
Peer groups are frequently constructed from an admissions perspective and include colleges considered to be enrollment ‘competitors.’ But rpk examines other metrics. Here's why.
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Improving affordability and student success: a parent’s perspective

May 31, 2022
Parents and students should know that many colleges, universities, systems, and foundations are deeply invested in improving affordability and student outcomes.
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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…
February 2021 webinar guests
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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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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…