• Research and Strategy

    In keeping with AASCU’s commitment to help its members stay abreast of trends in higher education, AASCU looks to its corporate partners to provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership on an array of issues.  To this end, AASCU will often collaborate with companies on research, public policy and member service initiatives that are of value to its members.  See below for a list of publications and articles in which AASCU and its partners have offered useful insights on important topics in higher education.  


    CHANGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    The Inconvenient Truth About Change Management. Read article
     
    “Tell Us Something We Don’t Know". Read article
     

    CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

    Online Advocacy from Start to Finish. Read article

    White Paper: The Importance of Reporting Community Impact in Institutions of Higher Learning. Read article

    Integrating Voter Registration Across Campus Information Technology. Read article

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Supported by EDUCAUSE

    EDUCAUSE and AASCU have partnered to provide AASCU leaders with executive briefs designed to help them optimize the impact of IT in higher education. The data in each brief has been customized especially for AASCU institutions and is part of a four-part series to be released in 2015. 

    Brief One: Key Questions for Information Security: Institutional Implications for Safeguarding Data at AASCU Institutions. Read Article

    Brief Two: Key Questions for Administrative Systems: Balancing Cost and Value at AASCU Institutions. Read Article

    Brief Three: Key Questions for Personalized Pathways: Navigating Higher Education at AASCU Institutions. Read Article

    Brief Four: Key Questions for Online Learning: Where Digital Living and Education Meet at AASCU InstitutionsRead Article
      
    If you are interested in reading the original non-customized briefs and accessing related resources, click here.

    MORE RESOURCES

    EDUCAUSE Review: Why IT Matters to Higher Education 
    This award-winning publication takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society. In addition to EDUCAUSE members, the magazine's audience consists of presidents/chancellors, senior academic and administrative leaders, non-IT staff, faculty in all disciplines, librarians, and corporate staff/leaders. Readers have open access to peer-reviewed articles, practical advice and guidance, and multimedia about managing and using information resources in higher education. Please visit the following website to review articles: www.educause.edu/ero

    IT Benchmarks for AASCU Leaders. Read article

     

    INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

    WES-AASCU Joint Research Project on International Enrollment
    AASCU partnered with World Education Services to examine the international enrollment management trends and strategic priorities among AASCU institutions in order to help members diversity and grow their international student populations. This report includes a project overview and key findings.

    Download Research Report in PDF format (pdf)

     

    LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION

    Leadership Traits and Success in Higher Education
    Download Report in PDF format (pdf)

     

    ONLINE LEARNING

    How Effective is Your Online Learning Program? Read article
    Online Learning at Public Universities: Building a New Path to a College Degree.                                           Read article
     

    RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

    Managing Your Enrollment Destiny. Read white paper Royall  & Company Logo
     

    STUDENT SUCCESS & DEGREE COMPLETION

    Improved Course Schedule for Student Success: The 2015 Higher Education Scheduling Index Report. Read article
    Connecting Learning to Life. Read article
    New Lumina report explores motivators for increasing graduation rates at AASCU institutions.
    Read report in e-book format 

    Winning by Degrees: The Strategies of Productive Higher Education Institutions. Read article

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    Pathways Reimagined: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Degree Completion and Student Success. Read article Pearson logo
     

    TEACHING & LEARNING

    Transforming Public Higher Education Through Student Learning Outcomes. Read article
    AASCU/The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. Read article