Table of Contents: University Business, November 2013

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Cover Story

Experimenting with price at a time when higher education is being viewed as a commodity



While still a place where one can study, today’s campus libraries are active spaces that offer so much more
Reverse-transfer agreements between four-year colleges and two-year schools are becoming more common
Some campuses administrators have decided to make the adjunct orientation more meaningful, efficient, and convenient
Leveraging information from intelligent parking systems to address campus priorities
Experimenting with price at a time when higher education is being viewed as a commodity


Professional Opinion

Increasingly, colleges and universities, like their corporate counterparts, are being asked to do more with less. Vendors can play a key role in offering expertise, reducing workload, and saving money.
Challenged by high expectations and a sense of urgency to hit the ground running, newly appointed leaders are prime candidates for performance derailment even on day one. Compounded by insufficient or less structured on-boarding, leaders with the potential to succeed simply don’t. Worse yet, they don’t know what hit them.
The lock and key is going the way of the VCR. An electronic access control system is more convenient, efficient, and secure. Access control has become an indispensable part of an overall campus security plan.
How can a MOOC really become participatory, and how can MOOC instructors really create engagement? The short answer: video chat.
Measuring critical thinking skills for success in the workplace

Behind the News

Premiums will increase by 25 percent each year until the “full risk rate” is reached
Lawsuits were brought by former and current college athletes over the use of their images and likenesses
Active use of Twitter and Facebook may become a job requirement, a new study says
Husson University names Marie E. Hansen dean of the College of Business

Sense of Place

Millersville University (Pa.) replacing all 2,200 beds on campus with suite-style accommodations

Financial Aid

Aid administrators should be able to set borrowing levels for students

Internet Technology

The keys to keeping your head above water

Future Shock

About four out of 10 Americans use complementary therapies, spending more than $34 billion dollars annually

In Every Issue

On Topic

Former Princeton President William G. Bowen helping academic community use digital technology



Today’s digital learning platforms come with varying degrees of accessibility for students with disabilities

Campus Finance News


Common sense solutions to equitable pay scales and compensation packages