- Favored Strategies for Facing Fiscal Constraint
January 6, 2010
A 2005 research study finds that, when higher education administrators at public colleges and universities face budget challenges, they prefer generating additional revenue and developing outside partnerships to taking across-the-board cost cuts. Position type also plays a part in determining strategy preferences.
- Enrollment Model Means Ongoing Monitoring
August 3, 2009
Enrollment efficiencies are the main reason for the high productivity of Harrisburg Area Community College's Virtual Campus, the distance learning program at the Pennsylvania-based institution.
- Tuition Discount Metrics
May 1, 2009
Average tuition discount rates have stabilized overall, but rates continue slow growth at small institutions, according to the NACUBO 2007 Tuition Discounting Study.
- A Master Plan for Facilities
March 1, 2009
A maxed-out campus, a vacant adjacent property, and a vision for community development and participation come together in a master facilities plan with multiple benefits.
- Endowment Forum Explores Risk Allocations
February 1, 2009
With markets roiled by continuing turbulence, presenters at NACUBO’s 2009 Endowment Management Forum discussed risk and liquidity—and provided few suggestions on investment opportunities
- Who Owns the Risk of International Programs?
December 1, 2008
Enthusiasm for international activities often overshadows the very real liabilities that can accompany such endeavors. A risk management director and some industry experts tell cautionary tales and offer well-learned advice.
- To Move Upward, Look Outward
October 1, 2008
Aspiring to advance your career? While self-assessment is important, you’ll make additional headway when you build strong staff, mine your mentors, and listen up.
- Is Your E-Mail Culture a Gain or a Drain?
August 1, 2008
Establishing efficient practices for processing e-mail can help you and your staff avoid productivity leaks and gain control of the workday.
- Broadening Campus Boundaries
June 1, 2008
A campus in America’s central plains finds attracting multinational students not only elevates enrollment but promotes cultural understanding.
- Sweeping Changes in Accreditation
May 1, 2008
While the specific standards implemented by regional accreditation agencies vary, the overwhelming thrust behind recent changes is an across-the-board shift toward a focus on student learning.
- Blurring the Lines
April 1, 2008
Participants at NACUBO’s inaugural Thought Leaders Program predict that emerging forces will reshape higher education’s traditional structures.
- Credit Crisis and Risk Management Dominate Forum Discussion
February 1, 2008
- Casting Students in Starring Roles
November 1, 2007
In most cases, it probably takes an entire cast of characters to stage a major initiative at your institution. When you begin to consider who might handle what details for your next big production, remember to seek—formally and informally—input from students. As the following examples illustrate, those you teach may have access to critical resources and relationships. Keeping the lines of communication open can bring you unanticipated returns.
- Can Student Media and Campus Administration Co-exist?
September 1, 2007
- A Dress Rehearsal for Your Next Job Search
July 1, 2007
To ace an interview with a selection committee or search firm, nothing beats preparation. Here are questions you’ll want to be ready to ask and answer.
- Assessing Reputational Risk
April 1, 2007
An industry expert discusses the importance of protecting your institution’s name—and how to do so.
- Cautionary Words From Market Gurus
February 1, 2007
Speakers at NACUBO’s Endowment Management Forum expressed concerns about excessive liquidity and leverage and offered their assessment of today’s greatest investment risks and opportunities.
- Seven Pluses of Pre-planning
January 1, 2007
Thinking ahead about what factors might affect your financial performance can yield many direct benefits.
- Looking at the Future of Higher Education
September 1, 2006
This edited excerpt from the study “The Future of Higher Education: A View From CHEMA” discusses key drivers of change ahead and institutional readiness for change.
- A Current Look at Tuition Discounting
August 1, 2006
Rate stability is shown in NACUBO’s 2005 Tuition Discounting Survey findings.
- Asset Allocation or Alpha?
February 1, 2006
Portfolio structuring is up for grabs, according to speakers at NACUBO’s Endowment Management Forum.
- A Cool Tool for Comparisons
January 1, 2006
Benchmarking college union activities and resources has become easier.
- How College Stores Stack Up
November 1, 2005
A new report provides benchmarks for comparing your college store’s figures to stores of similar type and sales volume.
- Tuition Discounting: 15 Years in Perspective
June 1, 2005
The 2004 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Survey data allow for analysis of 15-year trend. The authors offer an interpretation of the study and tuition discounting from the 1990s to the present.