September 10, 2012
FASB Tackles Financial Statement DisclosuresFASB Tackles Financial Statement Disclosures
With an objective of making financial statement disclosures more effective, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued a Discussion Paper outlining a potential disclosure framework. The Discussion Paper, which applies to public, private, and not-for-profit entities, is the first step in soliciting input from a broad audience on ways to improve financial statement disclosures.

IRS Makes Interim Changes to ITIN Process

As part of a comprehensive review, IRS recently issued new procedures that will make it more difficult for individuals and acceptance agents to obtain Individual Tax Identification Numbers. These new procedures became effective on June 22, the date of issuance, and will be applicable only through the end of 2012.

ED Schedules Fall Webinar Training Series

The Department of Education has released the schedule for its Federal Student Aid fall webinar series. The 90-minute presentations will cover return of Title IV calculations for modules as well as other topics of interest to business officers. The sessions are free, but advance registration is required.

2012 Tuition Discounting Study Launches September 24

The 2012 Tuition Discounting Study will be launched September 24. Private, four-year colleges and universities that are members of NACUBO have received a pre-launch announcement about the survey and have had a chance to designate an alternative contact.

FCC Reminds Institutions to Report the Use of Selected Frequencies

Colleges and universities that operate in-house non-cable television systems should ensure that they are complying with Federal Communications Commission reporting and safety requirements if they operate in certain frequency bands also used for aeronautical communications.

Court Battle over Gainful Employment Continues

The Department of Education has filed a motion asking the court that overturned much of its gainful employment rules to reinstate the reporting requirements, saying that they are necessary to the disclosure rules the court left in force. The plaintiff in the suit, an association representing for-profit colleges, disagrees.

2012 Integrated Student Services

October 7-9, 2012
San Diego, CA

Presented by the Institute for Student Services Professionals (ISSP), in alliance with NACUBO, this program is targeted for institutions at various stages of integrating student services. This year's conference will address topics such as leadership, adapting to change, organizational effectiveness, enhancing efficiencies, human resources and physical considerations, leveraging technology and online self-services, and performance metrics in a hands-on environment where you will work closely with faculty and network with colleagues.

A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th ed.

By presenting the many layers and budgeting models with a clear, comparative framework, author Larry Goldstein demonstrates the link between planning and budgeting making it clear that budgets and plans represent two sides of the same coin. Updated throughout to account for recent issues in budgeting, the fourth edition includes coverage of factors essential to the success of the budgeting process, including: open communication with stakeholders, clear articulation of the budget to the strategic plan, budget implementation and monitoring process, and the role of technology. Purchase your copy today.


 

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