Spotlight Story

Higher ed leadership: Intensified focus on cost control and student success

12/2017
Student unrest, campus protests and reputational concerns.

“No margin, no mission!” is how one respondent to UB’s 2018 Outlook survey of campus leaders described the high stakes involved in raising more tuition revenue, non-tuition revenue and fundraising dollars in 2018.

Controlling costs is one of the top two institutional priorities noted by the survey’s 72 president, chancellor and provost respondents.

Nearly 6 in 10 say this will be more of a priority than in 2017. Enrollment declines may be driving the renewed vigor in focusing on funds.

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12/12/2017

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Learn from those who have successfully integrated 3D printing into their programs through grant funding.

12/5/2017

Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle—and the fact that payment processing happens all over campus, from the ticketing office to the bursar’s office to the cafeteria. In addition to endangering students and damaging the reputation of the institution, the financial costs of a data breach could include legal representation, fines, and the expense of notifying affected individuals.

Transforming finance to meet the challenges of processing more information efficiently and turning that information into deeper insights is an organizational imperative. These transformation initiatives are also focused on minimizing non-value add work, decreasing reporting cycle time and improving collaboration.

This webcast discussed how finance teams are turning to the cloud and digital tools to address these challenges and take their processes into the future. 

MIKE ROST

VP of Corporate Marketing 

Workiva