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. 

Insights

March 2017

Today’s student body represents a vast spectrum of backgrounds, values and beliefs—which presents a unique set of challenges for leaders striving to meet changing student needs.

October 2016

Since the financial crisis of 2008, board agendas have been dominated by financial and enrollment concerns. Yet boards can also play a key role in addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.

October 2016

Nearly all college and university leaders want to foster more creativity and innovation in their organizations. Yet the concept of innovation remains nebulous and the conditions that enable it are not well understood.

Research Reports

March 2016

Given the many challenges higher education faces today, visionary leadership in the sector has never been more imperative. Yet little has been done to define and develop the competencies public university presidents need.

November 2015

A national survey suggests independent colleges are innovating, embracing change and feeling optimistic about the future—which is a far cry from the bleak portrayal in the popular media.

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.