John Dewey once wrote, "The problem of education in a democratic society is to do away with… dualism and to construct a course of studies which makes thought a guide of free practice for all." Like Dewey, we believe that education can be a powerful pathway to better lives for students, their families, and our world. But we also recognize that our world is increasingly complicated as students, technology, and society change at a record pace. Our goal is to work with institutions, faculty, staff, policymakers, and others to help them understand and navigate this changing landscape-- all with the goal of improving student access and success. Below are some of the services we offer-- all with an eye towards building connections between stakeholders that improve the lives of students and their families.

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Program Design and Development

Assistance in planning, developing, and implementing the development of academic and student support programs with an emphasis on competency-based education, returning students, and student success.

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Research

Research and analysis for institutions, educational nonprofits, and educational technology businesses on a variety of topics including federal and state policy, regulatory requirements, market analysis, competency-based education, adult degree completion, trends and demographic shifts, open educational resources, and pedagogical best practices.

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Strategic Planning

Helping institutions and educational nonprofits understand higher education challenges and plan for the future.

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Change Management

Helping educational stakeholders sustain organizational changes without succumbing to innovation fatigue.

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Faculty and Staff Development

Providing faculty, staff, and other stakeholders with a wide variety of development including pedagogy, higher education policy, workforce development, technology implementation, and student success practices.

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Facilitated Dialogue

Helping diverse stakeholders have difficult conversations that result in understanding and cooperation.

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Policy Audit

Thorough analysis of institutional and organizational policies and procedures with recommendations for improvements.