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Healthcare: Insurance policy challenges

July, 2017
CARE CONVENIENCE—University of Pittsburgh's 12,000 faculty and staff can visit the on-campus, no-cost UPMC MyHealth@Work Health and Wellness Center for everyday ailments, vaccinations and access to health and wellness resources.

Health insurance is a hot topic in Congress, and that’s not the only place. Each year, campus leaders are confronted by a daunting need to contain costs while providing benefits expected by employees.

Health plan decision-making and negotiating

July, 2017

Form a benefits committee.

At Lawrence University in Wisconsin, a benefits advisory committee works with an insurance broker to contain costs and determine the best plan designs while providing competitive employee benefits. The committee, which is chartered by the president, includes several administrators from finance and HR along with two faculty members.

Universities expand ways how a mentor can coach a mentee

July, 2017

Some higher education institutions have introduced the next generation of mentoring practices to expand development opportunities to more of their employees, integrate the these initiatives into existing programs, and offer reverse and lateral learning across campus.

Talent headhunters should focus on internal employees, not recruitment

June, 2017

Higher education needs to focus on employee development and start rebuilding their own farm systems. Why do so many colleges look externally for new talent instead of developing their employees? 

West Chester University hires VP of administration and finance

June, 2017
Janice Orlov, the previous managing director of finance and operations at UPenn’s Wharton School, has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Janice Orlov has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Sponsored Content

10/12/2017

Campus safety has become increasingly complex. Higher ed leaders face the threat of serious safety incidents on their campuses every day, while changing legislative mandates only add to the complexity. Ensuring that safety training and processes are up-to-date can be challenging. As a result, many institutions are adopting more efficient processes and individualized technology solutions that improve campus safety while saving time and money.

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9/28/2017

For many institutions, implementing new processes, platforms or solutions in the business office, bursar’s office or financial aid departments can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Besides ensuring that any new process or solution improves efficiency and meets the needs of both students and staff, there are a multitude of other factors to consider, such as security, compliance, logistics, and project timing and prioritization.

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9/19/2017

Like most institutions, the University of Arizona added lecture capture technology through small scale experimentation, starting at the departmental level. But in just a few years, lecture capture had taken hold and UA faculty were producing some 2TB of video every week and over 30,000 hours each year. Further complicating the situation was the wide variety of lecture capture systems from different vendors used on campus, each using different appliances and hardware, each providing different capabilities, and each requiring different levels of support. There had to be a better way.

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9/14/2017
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9/8/2017
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A complete guide to implementing lecture capture, from content considerations to equipment configuration and more.

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