Table of Contents: University Business, December 2014

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Models of Efficiency

Models of Efficiency

Information Technology
Student Financial Services



Five best practices for managing pay, performance and compliance
Building campus recreation centers to meet evolving student expectations
Six steps to engaging the whole campus community in developing a new brand—and avoiding disengagement over disagreements


Behind the News

Three New York schools have eliminated or altered questions pertaining to applicants’ criminal histories
Indiana college adds personality quiz to admissions process
Schools have installed energy pods, bean bags and cots to give students comfier places to nap
Highlights and outcomes of the #UBsuccess Twitter chat
National Student Clearinghouse data will identify students eligibility for an associate degree
And a North Carolina school furnishes dorms for internationals

Human Resources

Schools break with tradition to find creative ways to onboard new employees

Enrollment Matters

It takes time to change operations—before you get that train moving, make sure it’s on the right track

Course Catalog

Course looks at a university's role in environmental leadership

Sustainable View

University has collected and composted more than 5,100 pizza boxes

People Watch

As Cornell's provost, Fuchs developed strategic plan for achieving academic preeminence

In Every Issue

On Topic

Focus on academic and extracurricular achievements may come at the expense of individualism and independent thinking



As classroom control systems have advanced, they’ve also become more user-friendly

Campus Finance News


Scheduling courses using existing faculty and facilities space