From UB

08/2014

Our Models of Efficiency award-winners have already proven they can make better use of resources while simultaneously enhancing service. For most honorees, these innovations are the start of a process of continuous improvement that impacts the entire campus community.

08/2014

Higher education institutions can venerate or perpetuate hallowed traditions. Institutions have had a reputation for infrastructure conservatism. William Rees’ 2003 article “Impeding Sustainability?

08/2014
Karine Joly: Your social media policy and the network's terms of service have different purposes.

“Don’t ask for permission, ask for forgiveness.”

08/2014
University of Texas graduate Admiral William H. McRaven is currently commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command

The governing board of The University of Texas System has selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, to take over as chancellor in January 2015.

08/2014

When Duke University class of 2008 arrived on campus to start their freshman year, they had no idea they would become pioneers. Why?

08/2014

In the past few years, many universities have begun to explore a concept frequently and successfully implemented in the corporate world, but previously rare in higher education: shared services.

08/2014

"There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline."
—Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

08/2014

The need for proctoring derives from the perceived need to prevent “academic dishonesty”, aka cheating.

08/2014

To confront today’s financial challenges, every college and university needs to create more operational efficiency. Some of these efficiencies start in the business office.

08/2014

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life.

07/2014

The remodel of a dining hall at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was going to displace more than 5,000 student mailboxes.

07/2014
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida

For years, new student orientation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida required the creation of information packets that were labeled with stickers and contained as many as 10 sheets of paper.

07/2014

Streamlining the awarding and processing of student loans—Federal Perkins as well as institutional loans—began at the Illinois Institute of Technology with a simple question and a frustrating answer.

07/2014
Admissions/Enrollment Management

Historically, Western Michigan University’s 12 on-staff recruiters could visit as many as 40 or 50 high schools in a week and collect up to 1,000 paper cards filled with prospective students’ contact information.

07/2014

As long as there are assignments for college students to research and write, it’s likely there will be copiers and printers to help.

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