Eduventures Releases New White Paper, Titled Building a Competitive Institutional Identity

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Eduventures, Inc., the leader in research, analysis, and consulting for higher education, has announced the release of a new white paper for college and university leaders titled Building a Competitive Institutional Identity: Breaking Down the Academic/Professional Dichotomy. The white paper is available for download at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper. This topic will also be the subject of a Web conference hosted by Eduventures and open to leaders and staff of all higher education institutions, which will take place October 28, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Eduventures, Inc., the leader in research, analysis, and consulting for higher education, has announced the release of a new white paper for college and university leaders titled "Building a Competitive Institutional Identity: Breaking Down the Academic/Professional Dichotomy". The white paper is available for download at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.

The white paper presents data and analysis regarding three elements necessary for building a competitive institutional identity: academic strength, career preparation, and the student experience. Based on research Eduventures conducts on behalf of members of its Learning Collaboratives, the white paper also includes strategies academic leaders can explore on their campuses as they look to build a competitive institutional identity.

"Increased competition among colleges and universities for students, as well as increasing pressure to demonstrate a return on tuition investments for students and parents, have compelled institutions to identify new ways of positioning themselves more strategically," said Peter Stokes, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures. "Those institutions whose identities are linked to the successful integration of academic and career elements, and delivered through a unique experience, will be the ones who remain most competitive."

This topic will also be the subject of a Web conference hosted by Eduventures and open to leaders and staff of all higher education institutions, which will take place October 28, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. More information can be found at http://www.eduventures.com. A copy of the white paper, "Building a Competitive Institutional Identity: Breaking Down the Academic/Professional Dichotomy", is available at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.

About Eduventures, Inc.:
Eduventures is the industry leader in shared-cost, data-driven research and consulting for higher education. Eduventures is dedicated to helping colleges and universities become more efficient and successful institutions. More than 300 higher education institutions participate in one or more of Eduventures' eight Learning Collaboratives: Academic Leadership, Continuing and Professional Education, Development, Enrollment Management, Online Higher Education, Schools of Education, Student Affairs, and Summer Sessions. Membership benefits include Collaborative Research Reports on current trends and issues, Custom Analysis, and Implementation Support, including opportunities to network with fellow professionals. Additionally, Eduventures provides consulting and management services to colleges and universities, drawing upon market research, data analysis, and best practices developed through the company's Learning Collaboratives. More about Eduventures can be found at http://www.eduventures.com.

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