Offering Assistance and Expertise to Leaders of Higher Education During COVID-19
Covid-19 is forcing every college and university to face a “new normal” for enrollment management, admissions, registrar and student financial services as the Fall Semester approaches. Among the many changes that are coming to campuses nationwide are revised academic calendars, classroom utilization patterns and course scheduling, both online and on campus. In some cases, institutions face uncertain financial conditions based on changing enrollment patterns and missed admissions goals. All of these concerns may lead to the need for assistance in registrar services and enrollment management practices and perhaps the evaluation and reimagining of current procedures and staffing at all levels.
focusEDU has assisted many higher education institutions to meet their changing needs in these uncertain times. Our team is experienced in the areas of the registrar profession, business processes, financial aid, and enrollment management and can assist in determining the best ways to approach them, either through on-campus visits or interim appointments. Although the normal consulting assignment includes an on-campus visit of several days, we know that in-person visits are not always an option these days. We are prepared to assist our client institutions using remote and online meetings; or, since our team represents all areas of the country, often we can drive to most campuses for visits of one day or more.
In some cases, an institution may decide that an interim appointment is the approach to take, given that some furloughed staff may not return or that the overall administration needs to be leaner. In that case, a short-term interim manager may be the best option to cope with changing personnel needs and the creation of and implementation of new job descriptions. Members of our team are experienced in providing interim assistance in all enrollment management and records situations at all levels.
focusEDU is a higher education consulting firm that offers the leadership of the higher education community expertise for national searches, assessments and evaluations and interim placements in the mission-critical areas of enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, registrar, student financial services and college rankings management. Expertise and honesty are our cornerstones. Our goal is to provide sustainable and optimized solutions to the leadership of the higher education community by using our experience and expertise as acclaimed professionals. Our team consists of nationally acclaimed leaders in these areas of expertise.
focusEDU partners with higher education leaders to address institutional needs by offering assessment and evaluation consulting, national search services and interim leadership appointments. We also offer expert consulting services to the higher education community for understanding and optimization of U.S. News rankings and their elements.
Whether your institution is a small private college, a large public university or a system-wide central administration, the focusEDU team has the expertise to assist you in addressing your needs and positioning your institution with sustainable, best practices solutions.