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A UNIQUE PRACTICE DEDICATED TO SOLVING PROBLEMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Some initial thoughts…..

◆Higher education faces some unique challenges in this time.

When Colleges and Universities celebrate they do so in costumes date from a thousand years ago. But increasingly they are asked to be smarter about controlling costs; improving the employability of their graduates and in responding to technological and demographic demands that are unprecedented.  While the staying power of higher education is well demonstrated – that inherent attention to tradition may not serve colleges and universities in these times.

In prior eras colleges were presented with individual challenges that were unique – but the combinations of challenges which are both simultaneous and often unrelated issue raise questions about whether the sector is being fundamentally disrupted. Not only is the general public questioning the value of higher education but new providers are arguing that they have a solution which can bypass all those problems through technology or some other magic bullet.

The number of institutions that are seeking to find a partner or close is unprecedented. But some institutions are facing the challenges by thinking differently about established norms.

My experience has taught me to seek solutions that fit individual needs. Buffalo Consulting was formed to serve the needs of a distinct group of educational institutions that recognize the challenges and are ready to participate in innovative solutions.

© Jonathan Brown 2021