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Business Officer Magazine

February 2016

Take Your Pick
For better course and graduation completion rates, institutions now offer students a variety of affordable and innovative textbook options.

Advances and Pushbacks
Our annual review of accounting activities takes a look at recent work on the part of the accounting standards boards. As GASB led preliminary evaluations of its current reporting model, and discussed issues discovered during implementation of the pension accounting and reporting standard, FASB considered lease accounting decisions and various financial reporting changes for independent institutions. Critical responses to some of the boards’ recommendations leave more work to be done.

Talent Scout
Indiana University Southeast’s eight-step recruiting process has yielded effective results for filling key positions during a time of leadership transition and reorganization.

Business Intel
A roundup of short news articles and useful resources for business officers

Vantage Point
Spotlight on an institution in one of the constituent groups: small institutions, community colleges, comprehensive/doctoral institutions, or research universities

Federal File
Coverage of legislation and regulatory activity that affects higher education

News about how your association is a resource for you

Back Story
Profiles of individuals in roles that support the work of the chief business officer—and who represent the majority of the Business Officer reading audience

Bonus Online Content

Computers as Textbook Co-Authors
Penn State’s BBookX app scans open educational resources, gathering details that help faculty create highly customized content—while saving students money on printed textbooks.

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