Innovation Services
for Higher Education
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What we do
Strategic Consulting Opportunity discovery and selection
Product Design User interviews and product requirements
Research Market trends and competitive landscape
Process Design Organizational structure and instructions
Program Design Instructional models and curriculum
Business Models Pricing, packaging and financial projections
Marketing Strategy Positioning and go-to-market process
Implementation Planning Budget, timeline and vendor selection
What we believe: 12 themes
  • New degrees. The majority of college students will be "non-traditional" and require new models of education.
  • International. The number of international students studying in the US will increase by 3x over the next decade.
  • Be the best. For institutions, it is better to be the best at something narrow than it is to be mediocre at everything.
  • Try before you buy. Students will increasingly look to try free classes before making an enrollment decision.
  • New funding models. Programs with better career outcomes will be able to offer better loan support and financial aid.
  • Employers. Employer partnerships are key for graduates’ success in the job market.
  • Data. Outcome improvement starts with outcome tracking and academic dashboards.
  • What you know. The focus of future programs will be on what students can do, not how long they studied.
  • Social learning. Learning from classmates and near-peers is as important as learning from teachers.
  • Learning by doing. Many key skills require practice. This means real-world projects and student portfolios.
  • Retention. No silver bullet for student success. There are hundreds of friction points, and each needs its own solution.
  • Innovate or die. This time is different; universities that can’t adapt will go out of business.
Process
1
Define
Objectives
Budget
Deliverables
Proposal
2
Kick off
Background review
Project timeline
Introductions
Workplan
3
Research
Stakeholder interviews
Market research
Data analysis
Research summary
4
Develop
Organizational model
Marketing strategy
Implementation roadmap
Concept summary
5
Write
Recommendations write-up
Supporting materials
Stakeholder review
Full draft
6
Deliver
Feedback-based iteration
Delivery call
Project review
Final documents
7
Support
Implementation advice
Vendor connections
Insight sharing
New opportunities
Pricing
Discovery
Strategic reviews
Program audits
$25K
Action
Hands-on projects
Individual initiatives
$10K / week
Transformation
Ongoing relationship
Innovation across institution
from $20K / month
Why our prices are public
  • To make prices fair for everyone
  • To make budget approvals easier
  • To make project costs predictable
  • To inspire price transparency across industry
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