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A Guide for Video Procurement: What Every School Should Know about the Process of Selecting Video Solutions

College and university decision makers need help determining what steps to take in evaluating new technologies for their institutions.

In the wake of many tragic current events, schools across the nation are aggressively evaluating their current security solutions to ensure they are prepared for emergencies on campus. However, many decision makers within the educational system need help determining what steps should be taken in the evaluation process to ensure they invest in the right technologies for their needs.

Aiding through Outsourcing

Financial aid departments turn to outsourcing for some operations

FROM RAPIDLY EVOLVING STUDENT demographics and competitive pressures to regulatory changes, colleges and universities face new challenges all the time. One way to confront these realities in the financial aid office is to outsource some financial aid administration duties or student contact center services.

The ABCs of ECM

Enterprise content management isn't an oddity on college campuses-but the question now is, does it belong there?

Technology Spending Survey '08

Inside the minds-and budgets-of chief information officers and IT directors

The Price Isn't Right:

Market Pricing Dynamics To Kill The Small Private College

Not long ago, while touring a rural, tree-lined campus in Ohio, the president of a small, under-endowed liberal arts college asked me what new facility would turn around their dwindling admissions. Did they need a new airy atrium in the student union, with wireless internet and cappuccino? Or would a state-of-the-art fitness center attract more prospects?

Educause in the Emerald City

Highlights from the floor at Educause 2007

30 Smart Business Ideas

Successful business processes and practices to consider

When University Business editors interview senior higher ed administrators, one of the questions we like to ask is, "What was your smartest business decision?" Over the years that question has yielded a wide range of responses, from the seemingly trivial (such as not delivering junk mail to campus mailboxes) to the far-reaching (energy studies to maximize facility use).

A Working Education

Work colleges reduce operating costs while giving students valuable experience-and less graduation debt.

STUDENTS AT MOST COLLEGES AND universities across the nation choose to work for a number of different reasons: as a way to obtain spending money, to help pay tuition, or simply as a social outlet. At work colleges, student jobs are serious business-an integral and compulsory part of the educational journey. Relying on student labor, the small fraternity of work colleges strives to reduce the debt load of students while providing practical work experience.

Conference Call

Colleges and universities are becoming key players in the hospitality industry.

Distant, Not Absent

Keeping online learners engaged can help them reach the finish line.

PICTURE THE DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT, ALONE IN A room, bathed by the glow of a computer screen. During the fall 2006 term, nearly 3.5 million students took at least one online course, according to the 2007 Sloan Consortium report "Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning." Although students did so because they wanted an education, that desire alone might not carry them to completion. As online courses grow in popularity, providers are starting to take steps to ensure student persistence.

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