Business Continuity

Insurance Coverage for Colleges and Universities

The Rutgers (N.J.) spying case and the Penn State abuse scandal, among others, highlight the liability risks of all types facing colleges and universities. From the other end of the risk spectrum, Tulane University’s (La.) long struggle to rebuild and recoup losses stemming from Hurricane Katrina illustrates the complexity of property damage risk management.

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Workload Growing for Financial Aid Offices

Financial aid offices are serving more students and administering more student aid dollars with fewer operating expenses, according to a recent staffing survey of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) members.

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Attacking Both Sides of the Balance Sheet

Doing more with less has become the new normal in public universities. Preached by a select few in academe who saw the recession approach like a speeding freight train, the do-more-with-less philosophy is finally gaining traction and critical leadership support in higher ed both nationally and abroad.

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Models of Efficiency Winter 2012 Honorees

As we come to the close of the year, and of budgets for many, University Business’ Winter 2012 Models of Efficiency honorees offer up excellent examples of ways in which colleges and universities can save money and reduce their bottom line. From automation to consolidation to going digital, these nine winners provide a series of successful ideas that can help with evaluating, planning, and squeezing more out of next year’s budgets.

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Attacking Both Sides of the Balance Sheet

Public universities doing more with what they have—and doing it better

Preached by a select few in academe who saw the recession approach like a speeding freight train, the do-more-with-less philosophy—finally—is gaining traction and critical leadership support in higher education both nationally and abroad. Yes, finally.

Voters Say Yes to Proposition 30

Higher ed ballot initiatives shown support

While voters across the nation were glued to their screens on election night counting electoral votes, the higher education community was holding its collective breath awaiting the answers on a number of important ballot initiatives, proving this year’s election was truly about more than blue and red for higher ed.

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Why Higher Ed Needs Scenarios

From sources of funding to student engagement models, from the use of mobile technology to social media, multiple disruptive forces create surprises for administrators, frustrations for academics and bewilderment for students. Uncertainty threatens to incapacitate institutions as they choose for change to be thrust upon them, or attempt to avoid or ignore the strategic importance of the changes taking place around them.

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Despite Financial Worries, Optimism Wins Out

More than eight in 10 administrators surveyed—mainly controllers/budget officers and CFOs—say they’re very or somewhat concerned about their institutions’ ability to fund future capital investments.

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Zetta.Net Rolls Out "Disaster Recovery For Every School" Program At EDUCAUSE 2012

Second Generation Cloud Backup Removes Cost Barriers and Complexity of Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery for Educational Institutions

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The Higher Ed Cost Crisis and What CFOs Are Doing about It

It’s no secret that costs are a major concern for most colleges and universities. In fact, costs in higher education are exceeding the rate of inflation—while operating budgets are shrinking.

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