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GETTING FINANCES IN ORDER—The Student Wellness Center at Ohio State provides a variety of services to support overall wellness, including financial education. Through one-hour sessions, trained volunteer peer coaches help with financial goal setting, banking basics, budgeting and debt repayment.

Before a higher ed institution partners with a bank to provide financial literacy programming, answering these four questions will determine how such a partnership should be structured in a way that is beneficial to all parties.

Lori Garrett is a senior principal and vice president at Glavé & Holmes Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. She can be contacted at LGarrett@glaveandholmes.com.

The design of admissions centers, whether in new buildings or renovated facilities, plays a critical role in any campus visit. Three best practices stand out.

As more textbooks and other learning materials become digitized, institutions regularly face challenges in smoothly integrating all the different resources into the LMS and other campus networks.

Most institutions have barely scratched the surface of the latest innovations in mobile fundraising. Here are key actions recommended by those who are making headway.

BLUE LIGHT BEACON—Kansas State University Police monitor phone call boxes located throughout the campus.  Besides seeking help in an emergency or reporting other incidents, the community is also encouraged the use the boxes for wayfinding assistance. (Cindy Hollingsworth).

Mobile apps, text alerts, personal panic buttons and other new technologies give students more ways to communicate safety concerns.

The massive growth of on-campus video is increasing the desire for innovations that naturally leverage the benefits of artificial intelligence.

Rogue spending—buying outside a purchasing contract—can be an issue at colleges large and small. Here’s how the small college pros rein it in.

Help spenders put a face to your name. This is easier at smaller colleges, says Karen Khattari, director of general services and procurement at Cedar Crest College. “Everybody knows me, and I know them.” That leads to more control and better accountability.

While many regional consortia use the collective power of members to negotiate purchasing contracts with volume discounts, it can pay to think beyond neighboring colleges when looking at this cost-saving solution.

That’s what the 19 members of the LAMP Consortium did when they joined colleges from around the country to get affordable access to Sakai, a popular open-source learning management system.

What is the biggest key to success with campus store promotions, and what is the biggest challenge in executing them?

Here are four strategies to successfully address and manage special dietary needs on campus.

REMOTE BUYS—Rural institutions such as Colgate University may have added purchasing woes because of supplier delivery challenges.

These purchasing managers work to save their institutions time and money through a range of strategies that result in purchasing power and wisdom from higher ed peers. Here’s how to do the same.

As textbook sales have declined, campus stores are relying on promotions to attract students who might not otherwise have a reason to visit.

Three new buildings added 800,000 square feet to Notre Dame’s football stadium. The Indiana university touts the four-year endeavor, completed in fall 2017, as the largest construction project in its 175-year history.

Higher ed museums continue to evolve, but tried-and-true practices drive current trends such as galleries with moveable walls, event spaces and AV technology.

Athletics at the community college level bring far less pomp, circumstance, attention and money than their NCAA Division I counterparts. But that doesn’t mean they don’t play a significant role.

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