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Q&A with Richard Ekman on Challenges, Misconceptions Facing Independent Colleges

Q&A with Richard Ekman on Challenges, Misconceptions Facing Independent Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Ekman: Because they are more nimble than bigger, more bureaucratic institutions, small colleges can both preserve their essential elements and be responsive to change. Remember that the model of the small college has a track record of real success, and it would be foolish to discard it simply to go along with the latest fads. By most measures, small colleges do better than other types of institutions."

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"In this installment, DiSalvio interviews Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), an association of more than 600 private colleges and universities with members including selective liberal arts colleges, medium-sized independent universities, religious colleges, historically black colleges and single-sex institutions."

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Higher Ed Consultants' Best Case Scenarios Rarely Reality, Seen as Necessary

"According to the new research, colleges reported saving only 2 percent on average so far. That might increase to 2.2 percent when all is said and done, though, because of cuts the colleges are still making. That's pretty close to the low-end "base case" of savings consultants gave colleges, of 2.6 percent in savings, but a long way from the best-case scenario of 4 percent.while colleges may enjoy working with consultants to diagnose their problems, the consultants’ recommendations end up being fairly similar. ...


'There’s a playbook, so to speak, for this,' he said.


Still, he did not find a college that lost money using a consultant, only colleges that saved much less than the best-case scenario."

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And : "[C]olleges in the study felt they needed consultants, and some of the projects they worked on required hundreds if not thousands of people. So they might not have been able to achieve much or any savings without the aid of consultants."

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