Catalyst

Catalyst

An institutional readiness review for colleges and universities

Colleges and universities have innovated and adapted rapidly in recent years. Institutional leaders need to carefully consider what the short-term and long-term future holds and what new capacities, capabilities, and constructs will be required to thrive.

Institutions that move into the future armed with clear, accurate information about their unique strengths and weaknesses in the context of changing business models and consumer behavior will emerge stronger and prepared to successfully compete. Now is the right time to seize new momentum for sustainable discussions.

Catalyst: A Timely Solution

Presidents and their cabinets are asking if they have the right strategies, interdepartmental synergies, and resource allocations to match the newly shaping normal.

Catalyst answers these questions:

  • What does this new era require from enrollment management, institutional marketing and communications, student life, and advancement (inclusive of development and alumni engagement)—four critical constituent-facing functions that span the student lifecycle?
  • What opportunities exist to align strategies among these areas in new, innovative ways that best serve the institution and its constituencies?
  • How have the experiences and disruption of 2020 affected the mindsets and expectations of prospective, current, and past students?

Tailored to your institution’s needs and situation, Catalyst provides customized recommendations that will accelerate your efforts to adapt and help you determine the best path to position your institution to thrive in the future. For those institutions looking to implement plans in a shorter timeframe, a Rapid Scan version of Catalyst is available that will provide high-level observations and actionable recommendations in a shorter timeframe and at a lower investment level.