Table of Contents: University Business, September 2013

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Cover Story

How succession plans are being used to grow and promote in-house talent at all levels of the campus organization



Perspectives of campus finance officials on their evolving roles and how they are managing today’s challenges and maximizing the opportunities
How savvy administrators make strategic decisions about the whole campus dining experience—because meal planning isn’t just about the food
How succession plans are being used to grow and promote in-house talent at all levels of the campus organization
Institutions work to make prospective students, visitors feel at ease as soon as they step on campus


Behind the News

More than 165 college and university presidents have signed an open letter coordinated by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Results from the 2013 “Employee Health Benefits in Higher Education Survey.”
The Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act requires NY schools to give every student written information about fire safety in residence halls and off-campus housing
Nonprofit JedCampus publicly recognizes higher ed institutions with comprehensive mental health programs.
Exploring critical financial aid and program funding issues and solutions

Financial Aid

Shared goals and open communication can make everyone’s job easier.

Future Shock

Student broadcasters developing their own social media identity

Money Matters

Specialized Eduspace Investors: “The Twelve”

Campus Report

Chautauqua could be an idea whose time has come...again

Sense of Place

Howard University's (D.C.) $107 million housing project is slated for August 2014 completion.


Effective recommendations for getting your staff up to speed on online technologies

Internet Technology

Why search engine optimization should be a priority for your university website

Independent Outlook

Politicians and journalists too often make their case with faulty numbers

In Every Issue



Where to turn for ideas and inspiration in launching and managing MOOCs

Campus Finance News


Institutions are beginning to respond to the need for financial literacy programs, despite the fact that financial literacy doesn't fall under any one college department’s responsibility.
With a 342-acre campus that has more than 11,000 students and more than 430 buildings; making mobile phones work everywhere is a tall order for Yale University.
Examining the institutional case for getting national student debt numbers under control