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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
AKA Impact
From Florida State University News:
A roadmap to success: FSU reaping rewards of strategic plan
By Amy Farnum-Patronis
In 2017, FSU, with the help of AKA|Strategy, developed a strategic plan that would strengthen the University in entrepreneurship and innovation, academic excellence and research, diversity and inclusion, student success, and reputation. The University now shares how it has reaped the benefits of having created a successful roadmap to achieving its goals. Read this article

What you might have missed earlier this week
From Inside Higher Ed:
Higher Education Systems and the Big Rethink
By Nancy L. Zimpher
Former Chancellor of SUNY and Senior Fellow of the National Association of System Heads, Nancy Zimpher discusses how NASH's big picture view of public university systems in a post-pandemic world shaped "the Big Rethink", an agenda-setting initiative focused on higher education’s ability to lead this nation’s recovery. Read this article

From Forbes:
A year after higher education was forced to invest in new technologies, the sector is beginning to weigh how strategic and useful their investments will prove post-pandemic. Fortunately, determining long-term value in certain areas is straightforward. Read this article
From The New York Times:
The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting
By Kevin Roose
As A.I. and machine learning continue to develop, there is the increasing possibility that white collar jobs that have traditionally required college degrees will be taken over by automation. Although this shift promises to replace mundane and repetitive tasks with jobs requiring more advanced skills and education, few positions seem safe from bots climbing the corporate ladder. Read this article

Further Reading
From The Wallace Foundation:
The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizations of Color
By Dr. Zannie Voss and Dr. Glenn Voss
This report shares the second phase of research into elements of successful strategies employed by high-performing arts organizations. The research focuses on organizations that serve communities of color with lower average budgets and during the pandemic, identifying elements and contexts leading some institutions to outperform others.
Read this report

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