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OD: Plan for Declining Governmental Support

Recorded on: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT


The White House remains committed to investing in higher education and promoting programs that enhance access to college.However, rising college costs have come under scrutiny by the administration, as well as by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, who are taking a closer look at institutions of higher education across all sectors. In previous years, President Obama has called for more manageable loan repayments programs and proposed tying financial aid funding to tuition growth and other measures.
In addition, recent budget negotiations and anticipated spending debates in 2013 will continue to place pressure on federal spending. This presents possible cuts to research funding, changes to tax credits and deductions for individuals, potential new taxes on previously tax-exempt activities, and reallocations of funding to training and skills development programs. At the State level, budgetary pressures continue to threaten funds available for state appropriations to public colleges and universities and state grants to students.
Join us during this important discussion to learn more about what may be in store as the President and Congress attempt to address the federal deficit spending and establish new revenue and spending policies.Discuss how to plan for a future with declining governmental resources and federal funds that come with more outcomes requirements.

Participate in the Series

This webcast is part of a series based on the Grant Thornton white paper, The State of Higher Education in 2012 future sessions will be held on the dates listed below. More information to come.
  • Education is Becoming "Anytime, Anywhere"-Preparing for the New Normal (Recorded on Oct. 22, 2012)
  • What Should You Do If You Are Not A Market-Leading University (February 19
  • Globalization (February 27)
  • Asking the Right Questions and Monitoring Strategic Plans at the Board Level (March 14)

What You Will Learn

  • Gain a stronger understanding of the extent to which your operations are impacted by the federal budget.
  • Analyze the trends most likely to impact your institution.
  • Identify strategies that will help you to better plan for the future, including outcomes data.
  • Examine the use of endowment funds
  • Explore the best way to demonstrate the value of a degree from your institution (private or public)

Meet the Presenters

  • Mary Foster, managing director, higher education, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Bill Bonvillian, director, Washington Office, MIT
  • Joel Packer, director, Committee for Education Funding
  • Moderator: Liz Clark, director, congressional affairs, NACUBO

Who Should Participate

  • Chief Business/Finance Officers
  • Controller
  • Board and Trustee Members
  • Chief Academic Officers
  • Presidents
  • Vice President Finance
  • Government Affairs & Legislative Staff

Course Information

  • Length: 100 minutes


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Non-Member Registration Fee: $219.00


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