Risk Management

Endowments 2010: Risk Management, Liquidity, Stewardship

As institutions continue to recover endowment losses, moving forward requires caution.

Year-end statements for pensions, 403(b) accounts, and mutual funds aren't as frightening to open as they were this time last year. University endowment managers usually wait until their fiscal year ends in June before they really look at their statements, but interim surveys indicate that performance has improved.

Cutting Price: Factors to Consider

Helping to determine if this high-risk strategy will have high rewards

IN THE CURRENT ECONOMIC environment, it comes as no surprise that some higher ed institutions are beginning to wonder whether a radical strategy like reducing sticker price would be the best way to maintain market share. This spring, deposits were lagging at many private IHEs, even at campuses where admit numbers were up. More families were appealing financial aid awards, and more institutions were responding to those appeals. Officials are concerned students may “melt away” before fall.

"Dude, Where's My Projector?"

Steps to take to prevent A/V equipment theft

Twenty years ago, projectors had three "guns," weighed between 80-120 pounds, were the size of a coffee table, and took a crew of technicians a couple of days to install and converge. They were dim, expensive, and finicky machines, but the one advantage they had over today's bright, ultra-portable, and inexpensive projectors was that you could come into the classroom or lecture theater and pretty much count on still finding them, on the ceiling, where they were yesterday. Theft wasn't an issue.

Manageable Risk

Some colleges and universities have been reluctant to attempt an ERM program, but it's clearly becoming the holistic risk management tool of the future.
 

Retain Students Retain Budgets: A How. To

A primer for colleges and universities

Hardly a day goes by without a college announcing jobs, programs, or spending cuts. You would think with all the brainpower at our colleges and universities they would be able to come up with better solutions than lopping off people, sections and services to students. But they don’t seem to. Why not?

Uncharted Waters

Navigating enrollments and financial aid in tough times
 

More with Less

Seven ways to survive the budget crunch
 

Market Meltdowns and Endowment Allocation

Strategies for new market realities
 

President's Letter

 

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