Table of Contents: University Business, December 2013

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Mobile devices allow the whole community to be campus safety’s eyes and ears
What exactly do these audits involve, and what’s the best way to approach them?


Professional Opinion

College administrators need to make strategic decisions to ensure that students’ educational experiences sync with employer and industry expectations.
Underfunded schools are hurting the people they most try to help
How to make a year-round commitment to sustainability
How to encourage students to contribute to society, from admissions to graduation and beyond
Higher ed leaders should support President Obama’s “Plan to Make College More Affordable,” which could provide the impetus for the changes colleges and universities need to make to survive and thrive in the years ahead.

Behind the News

Texas Christian University teaching “question, persuade, and refer" method
Students may receive automatic acceptance letters to system's two-year campuses
Colleges and universities creating their own crowdfunding platforms
Also: Thomas Rosenbaum named president of The California Institute of Technology; Christopher Blake takes helm at Middle Georgia State
100 University of Dayton freshmen pledge not to bring cars to campus
Survey says community colleges in 10 states facing space crunch
Updates require written consent for cold calls, other communications

Enrollment Matters

Predictive modeling, demographic data, and some common sense can fine-tune planning

Future Shock

Today’s women trailblazers leading business schools and universities bring fresh perspectives and creative solutions

Sense of Place

Three-story, 58,000-square-foot Bloch Hall designed for active learning

Human Resources

HR administrators discuss their most vexing problems

In Every Issue

On Topic

South Texas College's eSTC Campus is a totally self-contained campus where students do everything online



Considering the costs of offering massive open online courses and the return on investment

Campus Finance News


Accurate accounting and reporting of payments made across campus are essential—but not always easy tasks