Come one, come all: That's the concept behind a trend gaining momentum, as institutions of higher ed open facilities to the community. But shared use isn't just about open doors. Some IHEs are partnering with local public entities to fund, design, and operate buildings jointly.
A new report suggests that if hidden campus costs are not carefully tracked, they could lead to dire straits for institutions of higher education.
Located adjacent to the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) campus, Raclin-Carmichael Hall was built through a partnership that benefits two institutions and the greater community, which faces a shortage of doctors.
Little did I know that, when I received my acceptance letter from Western Michigan University on October 21, 1989, as a 17-year-old, there would be more to this letter than just my welcome into college.
In today's competitive higher education environment, a college or a university cannot be seen as just another good institution in a landscape filled with many other similar entities--some a little stronger, others a bit weaker.
By any measure, the cost of financing a higher education has soared over the past two decades.