Table of Contents: University Business, August 2014

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Models of Efficiency

Models of Efficiency

Campus Enterprises
Records and Registration
Student Accounting Office
Admissions/Enrollment Management
Information Technology
Drexel Business Services OneCenter
Information Technology Services



Highlights from UB’s higher ed leadership conference
Unsustainable costs, a digital landscape and low-cost alternatives force change to the textbook industry
The rewards of putting a fresh focus on noncredit courses


Professional Opinion

The practice of proctoring derives from a perceived need to prevent "academic dishonesty," but it is a costly process in which the vast majority of students are made to suffer because of a few supposed bad actors.
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.
Cooperative extension programs, agricultural experiment stations and aggie outreach services are embedded in the central mission of land grant institutions dating back to the 1800s.
The questions of the cross-examination

Sense of Place

43,000-square-foot Championship Center part of campus athletic corrdior

Behind the News

The George Washington University and American University working toward carbon neutrality
Today's campus CFO must have an entrepreneurial spirit
Boston institutions look to boost safety by sharing students’ off-campus addresses with city
Just a small number of students at two Florida institutions attended religious services in campus chapels
Amendments focus on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
Wheaton College says that an Affordable Care Act rule makes them complicit in contraception
Indiana University, Colorado State University, University of Florida and University of Michigan team up

Human Resources

Graduates typically possess a wealth of campus knowledge and skills--and are eager to help

People Watch

Enrollment Matters

Predicting the increasingly unpredictable

In Every Issue

On Topic

Examining a social class system that disadvantages the majority

Education Innovators

Education Innovators

Kevin Smith, scholarly communications officer at Duke University, on intellectual property and the broken copyright

Distributed Campus


Some colleges and universities take offering to the next level by tapping data to improve business processes and better serve students

Campus Finance News


Outsourcing loan default prevention management to remove institutional burden and improve student services