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Green 2010

Going Green is hardly a fresh concept for campuses anymore. Today, sustainability has become a focus in nearly all aspects of college and university management. From residence and dining halls to it operations and overall campus energy management, higher ed leaders are continuously coming up with new areas and ideas for strengthening sustainability efforts. Read on for dozens of ways your institution might go greener as well as a big-picture update on the presidents’ climate commitment.

In 2006, Northeastern University enrolled students from 42 countries, representing 4 percent of the freshman class. By 2009, the university had increased those numbers to 61 countries and 11 percent, along the way adding 932 new high schools sending students to Boston.

The early days of the school year are more relaxing for students because facilities staff and others from across campus work hard at summer?s end to ensure every room is move-in ready.

Each Models of Efficiency entry is evaluated internally by the University Business editorial team, as well as by at least two higher education administrators. Those external judges include:

? Henry Saas, bursar at Xavier University (Ohio)

We want to hear-and share-more efficiency success stories. If your administrative department has used new business processes and/or technology to become more efficient, saving resources such as time and money while also providing excellent service to students or your other constituents, tell us about it.

Now that the graduate admissions office is no longer inundated with paper, staff can focus on getting applicants an answer quickly.

Shop staff can stay on task when requestors want an update, as electronic status checks are simple.

Admissions administrators can view reports of applications that have come in.

In-person student leader training is quicker and less costly because of the initial online training.

Director of Admission Larry Anderson and his staff, including Jennifer Shepard (left) and Mary Hrdina, can now make scholarship offers faster and with more accuracy.

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