University Business

Professional magazine covering the business of higher education.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 10, November-December

All in the Family: America's Family-Owned and Operated Career Universities
BEYOND LOCAL BUTCHERS, BAKERS, AND CANDLESTICK MAKERS, when was the last time you remember shopping at a family owned and operated bookstore, pharmacy, or haberdasher--let alone a family owned and operated school, college, or university? Placed...
An Edible Arrangement: Making Food Franchises Work on Campus
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] FOR MIKE FREEMAN, THE PROJECTED ARRIVAL OF A WENDY'S in fall 2012 in the student union at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is not...
Celebrating Smarter Ways of Working
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AS 2010 COMES TO A CLOSE, CAMPUS OFFICIALS STILL HAVE concerns about economic realities, but,...
Clery Act Turns 20: Law Makes Continued Strides in Enhancing Campus Safety
AFTER THE MURDER OF THEIR daughter in her residence hall room in 1986, Howard (now deceased) and Connie Clery pushed for a federal law to strengthen campus crime awareness and personal safety. November 8 marked the 20th year for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure...
Debating the Delayed DREAM Act: Children of Illegal Immigrants and Citizenship through Higher Education
A RECENT, UNSUCCESSFUL effort by Senate leaders to provide a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the United States illegally sparked debate over the provision among financial aid administrators. The provision, commonly referred to...
Friend of Foe? Network Security in the Social Media Age
MEDIEVAL CASTLES WERE PROTECTED by moats, fortified walls, and small villages, yet enemies sometimes still snuck through using disguises. A similar multilayered approach is needed to protect the modern campus IT infrastructure. Only this time the...
Getting Your E-Mail in Their Inboxes: Using E-Mail Service Providers for Improved Deliverability of Messages to External Audiences
HAVE YOU HEARD THE news? E-mail might not be dead yet, but it is going away. That's what Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, announced on June 24, 2010, in a keynote at the Nielsen Consumer 360 conference. This assertion was based on a data point from...
Making the Most of a State's Education Investment: Ivy Tech's Commitment to Efficiency
GOV. MITCH DANIELS Recently implored Indiana's public college trustees to maximize efficiencies and cut administrative costs. Instead of coming to the "Statehouse asking for more money," as he stated, trustees should "stay back at the school and find...
Money in, Students Out: Taxpayer Costs of Attrition
WHAT HAVE U.S. STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS SPENT recently to support four-year college students who left before sophomore year? A whopping $9 billion, according to an American Institutes for Research (www.air.org) analysis of data from 2003-04 through...
More Safety, Inclusion Measures Needed for LGBTs
DESPITE A REPORT'S FINDINGS that campus climates are still chilly toward LGBT individuals, these people and others might find some warmth in recent campus responses to bullying and harassment. Student vigils have been held as a show of solidarity at...
New Academic Building at UNT Dallas: Creating a Campus
"WE'RE THE NEW U." THE TAG-line is fitting for The University of North Texas at Dallas, which, in September became its own independent four-year university after a decade of being considered a branch campus of UNT in Denton. The just-opened second...
Precaution Is Better Than Cure
A FRIEND RECENTLY TOLD ME THAT SHE had deactivated her Facebook account because of security concerns. Just last month we heard that some Facebook applications, such as the extremely (yet inexplicably) popular Farmville game, were causing identifying...
Renovate and Reuse: Higher Education's New Mantra: Implementing a Strategy with Academic, Economic, and Other Benefits
OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, colleges and universities have engaged in a kind of facilities arms race to build new, state-of-the-art dormitories, dining halls, classrooms, athletic complexes, and fine arts centers. Higher ed institutions face enormous...
Solving the 'It's My Data' Mess: How a Business Intelligence System Helped a Small Private College Improve Its Data-Driven Decision-Making
SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE College of St. Scholastica, a Catholic Benedictine school in Duluth, Minn., purchased a business intelligence (BI) system to improve its ability to make data-driven decisions. Along the way, we learned some important lessons that...
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