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  • 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.