Table of Contents: University Business, September 2014

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Cover Story

The five biggest challenges international students face and how colleges and universities are helping them to adjust

Models of Efficiency

Models of Efficiency

Tracking further progress of past Models of Efficiency institutions



Taking time at NACUBO to recognize some of the latest Models of Efficiency honorees
Building and benefiting from alumni social networks
Colleges and universities providing students’ retail needs right on campus
Policies and practices for granting, managing and tracking faculty leave in a climate where its value is questioned
The five biggest challenges international students face and how colleges and universities are helping them to adjust


Behind the News

“SuperText” may be a threat or an opportunity
Funding for medicaid, correctional facilities and K-12 wins out over higher education
An average of 18 percent of campus IT systems are redundant, a recent survey says
Report: Flipped classrooms and other new models being integrated into instruction without much thought
Federal judge rules that college players should be compensated
New technology gives distant students a feel for campus

Professional Opinion

A comprehensive, empathetic approach helps foster student success
Through digital publishing and mobile-ready content, school communications can be experienced in fresh, modern ways.
How universities can benefit from a concept frequently and successfully implemented in the corporate world.
A new generation of environmental education and research institutions are trying to head off the spectre of near term food, water and, energy shortages.

Course Catalog

Experiential course explores connections between food and larger environmental and social systems

Internet Technology

Ignoring these often overlooked agreements could be troublesome for your institution

People Watch

Also in People Watch: Wayne A. I. Frederick appointed 17th president of Howard University

In Every Issue

On Topic

How liberal education helps reshape ourselves and society

Distributed Campus


Hardware for the collaborative classroom enviroment

Campus Finance News


Answering three key questions about the ups and downs of institutional credit ratings