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Managing rogue spending at a small institution

April, 2018

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.

A different kind of consortium

April, 2018

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.

Keys to success with campus store promotions

May, 2018

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

Buying strong at small colleges

April, 2018
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.

Higher ed retail: More in store

April, 2018
LOYALTY CLUB—Nearly one-quarter of Georgia Southern University's student population had signed up for its store‘s U Count Rewards Program in its first three months. Students get $2 for every $100 spent in the store.

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

Sponsored Content

7/25/2018

Register for this prerecorded webcast to see an informative presentation about the latest commerce technologies, and how you can implement these in-demand payment methods to deliver an optimal experience and protect your students and institution via TouchNet Payment Center.

Speakers:

Michael Wilson
Director, Transaction Services
TouchNet

Ryan Audus
Director, Business Development
TouchNet

7/24/2018

The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for colleges and universities, which often have limited IT resources but enterprise-level IT needs.

7/17/2018

In this prerecorded thought leadership webinar, Liaison International brings together a panel of graduate admissions experts to discuss the topic of transparency in graduate admissions, including the practical application of a holistic admissions strategy, trends in evolving models of student support and how institutions can drive student success beyond the classroom.

Scheduled speakers:

Katherine Ruger
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Pre-College Programs
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University

Publication Date: 
7/12/2018
Provided by: 

Learn how proactive communication and financial education can help students better manage loans.

From left to right: Kristen Wallitsch, Associate Dean of Academic Support Student Success Center, Bellarmine University; Drew Thiemann, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Bellarmine University; Jim Breslin, Dean of Student Success, Bellarmine University

Predictive analytics can serve as the foundation of student success efforts. By drawing together data from disparate campus sources and systems, predictive analytics software can enable institutional leaders to predict the likelihood of student attrition, and to identify at-risk students and match them with the right resources that can help them succeed.