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Michael G. Dolence and Associates
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Michael G. Dolence and Associates specializes in designing, developing, and deploying Best Practices in Higher Education.
Michael G. Dolence and Associates specializes in designing, developing, and deploying Best Practices in Higher Education.

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Final report of the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education released [download full report (PDF) ] [download Executive Summary only (PDF) ] The Report is the work of the 14-member National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher…

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I am continuously surprised how far behind too many academics are with respect to digital learning environments, strategies, innovations, and influence on curriculum design, development, deployment toward the emergence of High Performance Learning…

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  In our practice, we encounter a lot of confusion and misguided understandings concerning what Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) and especially, what planning Academic SEM is about (see 50 Losing SEM Strategies). The laments around planning are…

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MGDA works with curriculum across the entire spectrum of institutional types (see Carnegie Classifications) to enhance curriculum design, development, market value, learning experience, and competitiveness. A few examples are outlined below. In our…

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One of the great quotes in contemporary American politics: “It’s the Economy Stupid” – James Carville (circa 1992 serving as chief campaign strategist) during the first Clinton campaign for President. I often think back to that campaign for the Presidency…

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The compliance problem is exacerbated by the sheer volume of mandates—approximately 2,000 pages of text—and the reality that the Department of Education issues official guidance to amend or clarify its rules at a rate of more than one document per work…

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  January 20-22, 2016, Claremont California The design of the Institute for Future Proofing Your Strategic Plan, 2016 recognizes that strategic plans developed under a 20th century paradigm and context do not adequately prepare institutions for the…

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The impact of accumulated debt on federal financial aid policy/funding, state financing of higher education, institutional enrollment strategies, and student college going decisions is complex and difficult to unravel. The New York Federal Reserve Bank…

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  October 19-21, 2015, Claremont California The Academic SEM Curriculum Development & Revitalization Workshop  (view agenda) recognizes that enrollment performance and the quality of the curriculum can both be significantly enhanced when curriculum is…

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Future Proofing Your Strategic Plan (10 urgent things that should not be delayed)

There is mounting evidence that the condition of higher education grows more ominous. (Higher Education: Apocalypse Now?)  One thing has become crystal clear — no more business as usual. Strategic plans developed under a 20th century paradigm and context…
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