University Business

Professional magazine covering the business of higher education.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 9, September

A Positive Verdict: Lanier Professional Development Center at Texas Tech School of Law
A 34,560-SQUARE-FOOT ADDITION to the School of Law building at Texas Tech University in Lubbock brings the law school community--and community at large--closer together. * FUNCTION: A high-tech courtroom and large auditorium/classroom are the major...
A Virtual Visit: Welcome: Ensuring the Online Campus Tour Opens the Enrollment Door
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AT FIRST, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WENT ABOUT IT all wrong. In the mid-1990s, special versions of the campus walking tour began appearing online. Featuring a map with arrows, they often followed the same route and offered...
But Where Are the Books? as Academic Libraries Evolve beyond Information Storage, Institutions Turn to Space-Saving Automated Retrieval Systems
SOME MIGHT QUESTION THE need for libraries, with so much now available online. But campus libraries have evolved into much more than information storage facilities, says Joseph Rizzo, an architect for RMJM Hillier. "Libraries are becoming part of the...
Coming to Terms: How Mediation Can Resolve Campus Disputes without Litigation
DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING campus disputes sound familiar to you? An academic department chair is struggling with warring factions among the faculty who do not get along and are engaged in petty in fighting. A long-term clerical employee complains...
Cracking Down on Campus Card Marketing
GETTING FREE STUFF JUST FOR filling out a credit card application can sound enticing to a student, but interest groups and politicians are wary about the consequence that often follows--unwanted debt. One response has involved a direct approach...
Development Directors Speak Out: How Four Campus Leaders Are Helping to Foster Giving, from Developing Strong Donor Relations to Encouraging Alumni Involvement
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] RELATIONSHIPS ARE ESSENTIAL TO A development officer, whether they involve reaching out to prospective donors, landing a major gift, or encouraging alumni to financially aid their alma mater. In this virtual roundtable discussion,...
Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville (Ky.)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * PROJECT VITALS: $14.2 million, 51,000-square-foot addition to the 1981 building completed in spring 2006 * RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FACTS: The 48-foot-high, 8,000-square-foot system can hold 1.2 million volumes. Located behind...
High Gas Prices Hit Campus Hard
TALKING ABOUT GAS PRICES IS almost as cliche as talking about the weather. Although the national average for unleaded regular finally slipped below $4 a gallon in August, the winter months could bring new surprises. Higher energy costs are affecting...
Learning about Learning Spaces
"ANY SPACE IS A LEARNING SPACE ON CAMPUS," says Jeff Vredevoogd, Education Solutions Lead at Herman Miller, a furniture design and consulting company. "There are formal learning spaces on campus, but just as much takes place after students walk out...
Maximizing Financial Aid for Veterans: What Administrators Can Do to Help Veterans Take Advantage of Education Benefits
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN new veteran education benefits will be available next year. The challenge is getting veterans to take advantage of all the benefits available to them. The ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new GI Bill recently signed...
NACUBO in the Windy City: Chicago Played Host to the Annual Conference of Business Officers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN IT COMES TO HOST CITIES, FEW would argue that Chicago was an inspired choice for the 2008 NACUBO national conference in July. With more than 20 colleges and universities located in the Chicago area--not to mention the...
Open Textbooks Aim to Cut College Costs
WHAT WOULD YOU PAY FOR A COPY OF Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston McAfee? $100? $150? How about nothing? Not to sound too much like a late night infomercial, but that's the price for the book by McAfee, who teaches at the California...
Prepping Employees for Their Golden Years: Part One of a Two-Part Column on Retirement Planning at Colleges and Universities
VIRTUALLY EVERY HIGHERED institution offers some type of employee retirement program along with a handful of optional workshops on retirement-related topics. But is that enough? Considering the country's soaring gas prices, inflation, skyrocketing...
School Superintendents and Community College Presidents a Great Marriage: Collaboration Benefits Students and the Workforce
THERE IS A TREMENDOUS opportunity to enhance our global competitive edge that is often overlooked. It's time for community college presidents and school superintendents to take their relationships to a new level--consisting of something greater than...
Social Network Success
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THE PROMISE OF using social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace as recruitment tools, but many schools don't want to invest time or effort into these paths until they know there will be results. Well, now there are. [ILLUSTRATION...
Strategic Differentiation: Part One of a Two-Part Column on Institutional Competition
A DEFINITION OF STRATEGY that centers around the idea of "more"--we will serve more students, offer more programs, and be in more places--is highly likely to fail. Dollars are finite, so doing more will actually decrease quality because tight resources...
Taking a Stake in Campus Finances: Spreading the Power of Making Investment Decisions
IN APRIL 2008, STUDENTS AT the University of Florida in Gainesville staged a hunger strike to protest the investment policies and lack of transparency for the campus's $1.2 billion foundation endowment. It was dramatic if not exactly effective. Foundation...
Thinking outside the "Grid": Using Aid to Build Institutional Demand
PACKAGING FINANCIAL AID based on a "grid" that considers both need and quality is becoming more and more common as higher ed institutions attempt to target grants efficiently and effectively to achieve goals. Past "Money Matters" columns have covered...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.