University Business

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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 10, October

A Considered Life: Helping Students Make Deliberate Career Choices
Two years ago, in writing about career planning for college students in "The [Next] Real World" (University Business, April and August 2006), we advised colleges to bring administrators, faculty, and students together to focus on finding paths to the...
Across Generational Lines: Making an Intergenerational Living Complex Work
THOSE OF US AT RESIDENTIAL liberal arts institutions are used to attracting the traditional, "18-year-old flesh out of high school" student. While it's immensely beneficial for students to embrace the residential experience and bond with peers of similar...
A Latino Recruitment Focus in Kansas
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH runs from September 15 through October 15, coinciding with independence for five Latin American countries. Although national statistics show Hispanic Americans are the fastest-growing segment of the population, they frequently...
A Long Overdue Conversation
A STRANGE AND INSPIRING THING happened this summer. Higher education grew a backbone. In July a group of 100 college and university presidents calling themselves the Amethyst Initiative came forward with the not-so-surprising news that young people...
Chief Business Officers Speak Out: Four Campus Business Leaders Discuss Daily and Long-Term Challenges, from Breaking Down Silos across Campus to Controlling Tuition
ALTHOUGH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUSINESS Officers has existed since 1962, the job title of chief business officer still isn't widely used. The people who would fall into this category, however, oversee a variety of functions...
Coal Colleges on a Green Planet: Institutions at the Cutting Edge of Coal Research
WE ALL SAW IT COMING--the proverbial handwriting was on the wall. One would have had to be clueless to miss the energy crunch coming down the pipeline, with the cost of gasoline topping $4 per gallon, Northeastern states experiencing a rolling brownout,...
HEA Finally Gains Reauthorization: Concerns over Reporting Requirements One Major Reaction
AT LAST--AFTER SIX YEARS, three Congresses, and 14 extensions of the existing law, the House and Senate finally agreed to legislation reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, and in August President George W. Bush signed it. The end to the protracted...
IT Purchasing Policies Neglect Energy Concerns
IT OPERATIONS ARE OFTEN cited as the biggest institutional "energy hogs." With rising costs, most IT directors would not be left in the dark about energy-efficient practices, right? A new report by CDW-G shows that purchasing policies in this area...
It's the Community, Stupid! A Seven-Step Plan to Raise and Nurture Any Community Online
BLOGS, WIKIS, PODCASTS, videocasts, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more have made their way into the world of higher education. Whether you work in admissions, communications, marketing, PR, student services, advancement, alumni...
Seeking a Drinking Age Debate: Perspectives from an Amethyst Initiative Signatory about Moving the Dialogue Forward
AS AN ENTHUSIASTIC signatory to the Amethyst Initiative, a joint statement issued by college and university presidents and chancellors urging public debate on the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, I am pleased to say the discussion is certainly underway....
Smart Planning: Why Do Any Other Kind? Defining a Mandate for Smart Planning for Higher Education
THE GOOD NEWS? EVIDENCE from the Society for College and University Planning's 43rd annual international conference supports the conclusion that there is a whole lot of "smart planning" for higher education going on. The challenge? Campus-based...
Stop, Thief! Identity-Theft Threats Seem to Be a Constant, Thanks to Porous Networks and Laid-Back Users. but There Are Some Key Strategies Campus Leaders Can Use to Help Keep the Bad Guys at Bay
"Identity theft may not be your fault, but it could be your problem," says Dan Holden of IBM's X-Force research group, which examines identity theft. "It's hard for any organization to achieve a high level of prevention and control, but it's worth...
Study: How America Foots the Tuition Bill
OVERALL, STUDENTS AND THEIR families view college as a valuable investment, but their thinking and plans for footing the bill can differ greatly, according to the new Sallie Mae and Gallup study report, "How America Pays for College." Sallie Mae spokesperson...
Sustainability Big on Campus but Not in Classroom
OF THE MANY SURVEYS THAT TRACK GREEN CAMPUS EFFORTS, THE National WiLdLife Federation's Campus Environment Report Card is the largest. More than one-quarter of all U.S. higher ed institutions, 1,068 of them, participated in the 2008 survey. Although...
The Changing Chaplaincy: The Role of Religious Leaders on Campus as the Spiritual Needs of Students Evolve
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YALE UNIVERSITY'S SHARON KUGLER just hired a coordinator for Muslim life. Another of her program coordinators recently searched out a kosher-Chinese food restaurant in surrounding New Haven. One might expect tasks like those...
Ursuline President Shares Her Bout with Breast Cancer
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SISTER DIANA STANO, PRESIDENT of Ursuline College (Ohio), became a talked-about higher ed leader when she spent the spring 2006 semester living with students in a new residence hall. University Business shared her thoughts...
Where They Stand
NEXT MONTH AMERICANS HEAD to the polls for what will be, no matter the outcome, a historic election. When it comes to higher education, the candidates agree more often than not on the "A list" issues: accessibility, affordability, and accountability....
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