University Business

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Articles from Vol. 8, No. 9, September

10 Rules for a Solid Admissions/financial Aid Partnership: Collaboration and Communication between These Departments Help an Institution Thrive
In virtually every facet of our professional lives, teamwork is seen as a necessary ingredient for success. Business and industry place a high value on recruiting new employees with solid team-building/participating experience. The military prides...
A New Look, but Still the Same Commitment
IT ALL STARTED WITH THE LIVING ROOM drapes. As my wife stood back to appraise the job I did hanging the drapes, I had an eerie sensation that something wasn't quite right. "It's strange, isn't it, how the new drapes make the walls look so ... dingy,"...
CMO at the Cabinet Table: Effective Marketing Communications Can Be One of an Institution's Best Organizational Assets, So Getting the Right Marketing Chief in Place Is Essential
At least once a month I get the phone ll. A client wants to hire a chief marketing officer (CMO). Do I have a job description they can use? This interest represents a dramatic change in higher education. Even a few years ago, this person, and position,...
Digital Textbooks Raise Concerns
STUDENTS AT SOME UNIVERSITIES may be carrying fewer textbooks this fall if a new digital project takes off. The Universal Digital Textbook Program, launched by MBS Textbook Exchange, will begin offering textbooks in PDF format at 10 college and university...
Education's Many Stakeholders: Educational Administrators Are Increasingly Recognizing What Businesses Have Long Understood: Customer Satisfaction Matters
With the economic stranglehold many universities and colleges are experiencing, IHE leaders now see that both student happiness on campus and later success in the workplace are critical to the economic future of their educational institutions. Satisfied...
Global Minds Think Alike: Companies Are Doing Research Abroad, While Foreign IHEs Are Attracting More and More Students. How Can U.S. Research Universities Remain Competitive?
RESEARCH INSTITUTION leaders who keep on thinking that any company is dying to spend its research dollars on their institution just might wind up in the dog house (or somewhere close to it). Or at least that's what one university president believes....
Knowledge Is Power: A College President Makes Case for Increased Attention to International Students
THE U.S. ECONOMY IS BUILT ON BRAINPOWER. ITS GROWTH IS NOT DRIVEN by class or wealth, but by the ability of its citizens to create, innovate, and improve products and services. It is a knowledge economy, and the key to success in a knowledge economy...
Open Source Software Gets Boost from Big Business
IBM STRENGTHENED ITS SUPport for open source software when it announced a new relationship with higher ed. Big Blue is giving colleges and universities free access to its alpha Works lab, a research center for emerging technologies, including new games...
Parents Proceed with MIT Case
A JUDGE'S RULING IN A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of Technology has set off an alarm in higher education. The parents of Elizabeth Shin, a sophomore who committed suicide in 2000 by setting herself on fire in her dorm room, were told...
Private/public Partnerships Can Work: A New Stadium Shared by a College and School District-Why Not?
Reading, Pa., northwest of Philadelphia, is a city in transition. With 0,000 residents, the historically Pennsylvania-German city has become an urban melting pot with a Latino population of nearly 39 percent. North 13th Street cuts across very different...
Reining in Health-Care Costs: A Little Creativity Can Go a Long Way in Managing the Health-Care Crisis
Universities have been more creative recently in controlling rising health-care costs for faculty and staff members. It's a defensive move: Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance have been rising dramatically--premiums went up 59 percent,...
Serving Up IT Help: Help Desks Are Becoming Faster, Smarter, and Stronger as New Technologies-And Security Concerns-Work Their Way into Campus Life
When about 1,650 freshmen started their classes at Duke University (N.C.) last fall, they arrived bearing more than the typical tools of education. Each was equipped with an Apple iPod. In a nascent experiment, the university has partnered with...
The Business of Being Ready: In Times of Crisis, an Institution and Its Surrounding Community Become One
The anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist strikes will always be a sad and bitter one. Yet in the years since, that tragedy has given rise to some serious introspective thought about the roles we play as individuals, communities, businesses,...
The New Supply Chain: How IHEs Are Improving Business Processes with 3-Procurement
BUSINESS GURU W. EDWARDS DEMING FIRST PROPOSED HIS "PRODUCTION Viewed As a System" while explaining his quality management theories to Japanese and American business leaders in the 1950s. Deming's system was primarily concerned with manufacturing,...
UB A/V Multimedia Systems Buyer's Guide: The Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturing and Systems Integrators for Today's Higher Education Decision-Makers
Audience Response Systems, Inc. 2148 North Cullen Avenue Evansville, IN 47715 812-479-7507 or 800-468-6583 www.audienceresponse.com AMK Innovations, Inc. 17331 Tye Street S.E. Suite A Monroe, WA 98272 800-438-4026 360-805-9866...
Using Land Assets for Stress Relief: Is Your Institution Using Its Real Estate at Full Strength?
Colleges and universities face a slate of migraine-inducing financial challenges. Inflationary tuition costs, declining enrollments, competition from for-profit schools and vocational alternatives, under-performing investments and diminishing endowments,...
When Disaster Strikes: IHEs Are Implementing Wide-Ranging Plans to Protect Their Technology Systems in the Event of Natural or Man-Made Disasters
Campuses along America's southern coasts are familiar with the annual battering they get from tropical storms. So they put a lot of effort into ensuring the safety of their main assets--students, faculty, staff, and facilities and critical data. When...
Women Higher Ed Power Hitters: These Leaders Are Breaking through the Glass Ceiling in the Ivory Tower of Academia
At first, it was almost imperceptible, that gut feeling that something had changed in the rarefied atmosphere of higher ed leadership circles. Indeed, as we travel across the nation speaking about our new book, Presidential Transition in Higher Education,...
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