- Former College president and university chancellor with more than 30 years experience in public and private education.
- Specializes in strategic turnaround for "fragile" private, non-profit institutions of higher education, consulting with small- to mid-size private institutions of higher education facing threats to their viability.
- Also consults in areas of online educational readiness, presidential performance assessment, institutional vitality assessment and turnaround planning, and board effectiveness.
- Higher education experience includes more than 13 years as institutional president, chancellor, and chief operating officer. These include stints at large public and private universities with worldwide reach as well as small local colleges struggling to survive.
- All 7 Best Practices
- Pre-Call Discovery Process
- One-on-One Call with Expert
- Session Summary Report
- Post-Session Engagement
- Official recognition that a college or university meets the standards of a regional or national association. Although international students are not required to attend an accredited college or university in the United States, employers, other schools, and governments worldwide often only recognize degrees from accredited schools.
- Adaptive learning
- Adaptive learning is a learning environment, whether it's facilitated by an instructor or if it's facilitated by technology or by a combination of both that are able to assess in real time a student's responses to the material and adapt its curriculum based on either the student's mastery, lack of mastery, or inquisitiveness about a certain topic.
- Adjunct (professor)
- A faculty member, often part-time, who a college or university employs for a specific purpose or on a limited contract.
- Business model innovation
- Innovations may be technological – for example CDs replaced vinyl records as land-line telephones were replaced by cell phones. Another type of innovation involves changing the business model without substantially changing the technological basis for the product. For example, Netflix did not change the technology through which movies and TV programs were viewed. They changed the delivery mechanism and method by which customers received DVDs.
- Competency-based education
Competency-based learning refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education.
- Deferred maintenance issues
- A backlog of repairs, renovations or upgrades to facilities that they an institution cannot afford to make at present. These projects are often deferred indefinitely so as not to squeeze budgets past the breaking point.
- The company or entity that has either a technological innovation or a business model innovation that has the potential to disrupt the existing business or market. The disruptor is often a startup entity that is on the offense against an established incumbent, but can be a large entity that seizes on a disruptive technology to change the rules of the game.
- Distance learning
- A form of education, usually at the post-secondary level, in which students learn in their own home or work environment rather than in a traditional classroom surrounded by other students. Such programs are usually enabled by modern information and communication technologies.
- Massive open online course (MOOC)
- Instruction delivered over the Internet and available to large groups of people, usually free of charge.
- Net price calculator
An online tool that allows students and families to calculate a personalized estimate of the cost of a specific college or university, after taking into account any scholarships or need-based financial aid that an applicant would receive. By Oct. 29, 2011, each higher education institution in the United States is required by law to post a net price calculator on its respective website.
An amount of money charged by a school per term, per course, or per credit, in exchange for instruction and training. Tuition generally does not include the cost of textbooks, room and board, and other fees.