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Articles from Vol. 6, No. 12, December

70 Smart Revenue Generators (an Moneysavers)
Is there a school in the land uninterested in finding new, additional dollars? Not in these tough times. Here, gleaned from institutions of higher ed all over the country, are good, solid, revenue-generating ideas that are not related to tuition management....
Bridging the Protocol Chasm: Employers Are Becoming More Interested in Applicants' Attitudes and Behaviors Than in Their Grade Point Averages and School Evaluations. What Is Your School Doing about That?
A CHASM EXISTS FOR GRADUATING COLLEGE STUDENTS AS THEY complete their senior year and prepare to enter the workforce. Many employers today believe that American colleges and universities are not preparing students for the professional workplace. Graduates...
Buena Vista University Builds "Tomorrow's" Campus Communications Network on a "Yesterday" Budget
Avaya Helps Cut Costs Buena Vista University (BVU) provides its students and faculty with a high-technology learning environment that most schools only dream of and at a cost a CFO dreams of. When it needed to reduce costs, enhance productivity...
Does This Web Site Work? Michigan State University (Www.Msu.Edu)
Luring a college-bound student to your university's Web site is the easy part. Maintaining that student's attention is the real challenge. Since a prospective student spends only eight seconds browsing a college Web site, experts say, there is only...
Do It Yourself: Trying to Figure out How to Implement and Manage Document Imaging on Campus? Go into the Document Image Delivery Business
In a world where "single solution" is now a panacea-like catchphrase for so many campus technology ills, why would an institution of higher education opt for a multi-faceted, multi-vendor document imaging technology solution--and then decide to play...
Florida Presidents' Plea: Save Our Funding; the Higher Ed Titans Have Joined Forces to Market Their Message
The presidents of Florida's public universities are pumping up the volume on their funding pleas. In a rare move, which they are calling a grassroots advocacy effort, the 11 presidents representing Florida State University, the University of Florida,...
Here Come the Bargain-I Mean Value-Hunters: Better Educate Your Potential Applicants about Cost and Value
IF YOU LIVE IN THE EAST OR THE MIDWEST, YOU'VE PROBABLY heard this slogan: "An educated consumer is our best customer." The catchphrase--and it's a good one--belongs to N J-based Syms Clothing (Syms Corp.), a bargain-basement clothing retailer that...
IT Directors Curb Music Downloads, Add Wi-Fi: The 2003 Campus Computing Project Highlights Major IT Initiatives and Concerns
Each year the Campus Computing Report sums up the worries and hopes of those who handle IT technology for higher education. In this year's report, campus IT directors reveal unauthorized music downloads and copyright protection to be major concerns....
Making 24/7 eServices a Reality: Students Are Always Online. Can Your Web Applications Keep Up?
Auctions cease at eBay. Amazon.com closes for maintenance. Trading halts at E-Trade. Has hell just frozen over? Relax. There's no need to panic about these fictional events. I'm simply trying to make a point: Whether it's a $15 DVD purchase or a $100,000...
Making the Case for Smart: As Teaching Technologies Get Slicker, the 'Smart' Campus Is Becoming an Increasingly Compelling Competitive-Edge Argument
It's late afternoon on a Friday in September, and John Meerts, VP of Information Technology at Wesleyan University (CT), is in Science Center 150, standing in the projection booth, admiring the technology arrayed before him. An amphitheater-shaped...
Reality Check: Survey Gives Schools News They Can Use
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was famous for asking his constituents, "How am I doing?" Now, the growing popularity of a toot called the National Survey of Student Engagement, sponsored by the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University,...
The IHE as ISP: With Shrinking Revenues from Long-Distance Service Resale, IHEs Move to New Telecom Models
As part of their planning for a Campus Village that when completed in 2005 will be home to 4,800 students and 50 faculty and staff, California's San Jose State University surveyed students regarding their telecommunications and technology needs. Virtually...
The New Reality of Risk: Even Two Years Later, the Post-9/11 World Is Spinning New Challenges for IHEs
It's no secret that since the terrorist attacks of 2001, schools have had to rethink their security and risk issues. Universities must be ever more wary of who their students and faculty are, what they are doing, and how their actions can impact the...
The Problem with Prestige: The Qualities That Combine to Confer "Prestige" Can Be Frustratingly Elusive
Any discussion of prestige is akin to walking on quicksand. It looks "doable" when we are standing on the edge, but once we wade in, we begin to sink almost immediately. There are all kinds of problems with prestige. First, there's the definition....
Web Site Clears Up Tuition Misconceptions: Survey Reveals Families Overestimate College Costs by Thousands
In response to a recent study that revealed families often overestimate college tuition costs, the Department of Education has created a new Web site to provide families with information on education costs and funding strategies. The study, conducted...
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