From UB

One would think that what a campus does within its own borders matters mainly to the institution itself and the local zoning board. But officials at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., have learned that neighbors want to have a say in these matters, too.

The potential applicant pool for colleges and universities is going to grow significantly in some states between now and 2014, according to data gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Is it a food court or is it a nightclub? Some creative renovations have made this space both.

Presidential transitions are challenging for everyone--the new campus leader and the staff. Regardless of the challenge, the more that can be done to establish a sense of common purpose, trust, and understanding, the smoother the transition.

Colleges and universities provide a setting for the contemplative life. The word "school" is derived from the Greek schole, meaning leisure. Efficiency is not always prized on campus, and this spirit has translated to fiscal matters.

Oxford, Yale and Stanford closed their joint not-for-profit online venture, AllLearn, Alliance for Lifelong Learning, citing insufficient enrolments and funding as the primary reasons.

Is your institution using its fiscal resources to its greatest advantage to fulfill its mission and meet expectations within and beyond the campus? In an era of escalating costs and reduced resources, it's a question that every institution of higher education should be asking.

What are the four basic indicators of a successful school in its operations and well-being?

Indicator 1 Population.

Indicator 2 Population.

Indicator 3, Well, no surprise here--Population.

Indicator 4, Customer service levels.

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