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July/August 2011

Capitol Report
Coverage of legislation and regulatory activity that affects higher education
Business Briefs
Short news articles based on research surveys and peers’ business experiences that can benefit institutions
Process of Illumination
As the board of trustees becomes more focused on how best to deliver an education, its members increasingly expect the chief business officer to enlighten them about the meaning of financial data.
Protocols for Ports of Call
Your overseas programs may have become so complex that they require a central focus and dedicated resources. Peers advise: Do your homework and don't hesitate to let others be your guide.
Out of Sync
Growing student demand, shrinking public funding, entrenched institutional spending habits-no wonder higher education's business model is missing a beat. A better rhythm would emphasize improvements in public policy, with simultaneous attention to institutional behaviors.
Perfect Pitch
As tuition sticker prices rise in a crescendo, parents, students, and legislators all wonder why. How can your message about cost control strike the right note?
Network Power
In the Illinois Green Economy Network, 48 community colleges collaborate with local businesses to invigorate sustainability efforts in the state.
Get Your Head Into the Cloud
Examining the business case for cloud computing requires focusing your attention on the internal and external trends that influence your institution's technology needs today and tomorrow.
Side by Side
When the chief financial officer and the chief academic officer are seen as a strong, committed duo, the entire institution stands to benefit.
Changeups Keep on Coming
The economic future remains uncertain, cautioned presenters at NACUBO's 2011 Higher Education Accounting Forum. Workshop content focused on techniques for confronting the risks, regulations, and revenue reductions being thrust at the business office.
Construction Junction
Using the bridging method, designers and builders meet on common ground. Cal Poly applied this collaborative model to complete a major student housing project, on time and within budget.