Our mission is to improve outcomes in higher education by creating change for learning.
Our primary purpose is to help colleges and universities improve the quality and quantity of student learning. We serve that purpose through the projects we do for clients, the work we do in collaboration with national organizations, and our own scholarship and writing. Every project we undertake — from academic and strategic planning to strengthening student services — is intended to support higher learning in higher learning.
We’ve worked in different ways over the years to support students and their learning. From our beginning, we’ve been improving learning and outcomes for students and institutions, and we still do that. That’s our history and our future all in one. As we grow, senior consultants with deep academic, Student Affairs, and administrative expertise strengthen and diversify our project teams. Today, K&A provides a full spectrum of consulting services to colleges and universities. Over 29 years of practice, we have worked with more than 500 institutions in North America and abroad, as well as several higher education professional organizations.
Okay, now that the business types have left, lets talk about what we really do for our day jobs. Higher Education is in trouble – we know how difficult, and how stressful and lonely, senior roles in universities have become. Even more, we know how difficult higher education, and higher learning, is to progress, achieve, and change. We all started out in this field to help students in their quest for higher learning. The challenges along the way may have deterred this goal, the red tape makes it near impossible to create real change by oneself.
But that’s exactly what we do; beyond the buzzwords, administrative language, and pictures of us wearing suits – we are change-makers. Think of us as Agents of Change; catalysts to help bring your organization, division, or institution to the next level to best serve students, global learners in this fast-paced, crazy world.