Higher Education Leadership

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Meeting higher education challenges

Demographic and societal changes are creating new challenges regarding the business of higher education.  The TIAA Institute focuses on such issues as faculty diversity, sustainability, developing the next generation of leaders, governance and others. 

Want to learn more about our higher education insights? Download our 2018 TIAA Institute Higher Education Thought Leadership Annotated Bibliography.

Insights

April 2018

The financial sustainability of private residential higher education is under siege, as revenue growth slows and costs continue to rise.

March 2018

The breadth of initiatives led by the Hesburgh Award winners reveals the variety and complexity of higher education institutions.

June 2017

As market forces continue to reshape the higher education landscape, understanding the U.S. college presidency – and its inherent challenges and opportunities – is more important than ever.

Research Reports

July 2011

This research provides a deeper understanding of the issues facing academic institutions when age-eligible professors do not retire and how those issues can best be addressed.

June 2011

This paper summarizes a survey of university endowment funds, with a particular focus on the composition of endowment investment committees and how this composition is associated with a number of key activities.

January 2010

In this paper we quantify the extent and magnitude of agglomeration spillovers from a formal institution whose sole mission is the creation and dissemination of knowledge – the research university.