Table of Contents: University Business, January 2015

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Cover Story

Presenting the 2014 University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products



Presidents and other thought leaders look ahead on cost, technology and learning
A more robust, post-MOOC phase of online learning on the horizon in higher ed
Campus leaders preparing to meet the challenges of increased scrutiny around financial issues
Higher ed leaders in 2015 will have to step up efforts to retain students, do a better job of marketing their sticker prices and prove their institutions’ value
Shifts in enrollment and the labor market having a big impact on campus construction
Presenting the 2014 University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products
Colleges and universities must figure out how to boost learning while remaining financially stable
The way in which students develop their skills will continue to shift away from the traditional lecture-based model
What will be the biggest priorities for 2015?


Behind the News

With students having borrowed $106 billion, total debt for 2013-14 is down by $8.7 billion
University presidents Laurie Leshin and Donald Farish to speak along with Purdue CIO Gerry McCartney
Finding of grade inflation criticized by teacher educators

Professional Opinion

Colleges must experiment and take risks to remain relevant

Human Resources

Universities recognize the value of diversity, ranging from expanding staff competencies to improving community relations

Hashtag Highlight

CNN Films' "Ivory Tower" draw thousands of tweets about the cost of higher education

Donors & Dollars

"Campus Cafe Reboot" gets nod for $275,000 gift

Sense of Place

Institutions at work on residence halls and business incubators

People Watch

University System of Georgia appoints Tom Hackett interim president of Columbus State University

Internet Technology

Predictive web analytics can guide higher ed marketers in charting their course with more certainty

In Every Issue

On Topic

Purdue’s CIO and UBTech speaker discusses the tension between education and technology