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Will midterm elections lead to higher ed reform?

December, 2018

While House Democrats push affordability agenda, divided control of Congress could cause gridlock.

The future of free college

December, 2018
Jennifer Mishory, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses how more states are likely to consider "promise programs" in the new year.

Jennifer Mishory, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses how more states are likely to consider "promise programs" in the new year to increase affordability, and should learn best practices from already established programs.

Assessing the true costs of free college

August, 2018
DISCUSSING COLLEGE COSTS—Moderated by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch (left), the panel discussion included Martha Kanter of the College Promise Campaign; Harry Holzer, former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor under President Clinton; Tiffany Jones from Education Trust; and Jen Mishory, author of a book about college promise programs.

Eighteen states and dozens of local jurisdictions and institutions have established “promise programs” to make college free. A panel of educators and economists addressed program success at a recent FutureEd event.

13 key financial questions to answer for trustees

August, 2018

In its report “Navigating The New Normal: Financial Imperatives For MSI Effectiveness and Avoiding Financial Exigency,” the Southern Education Foundation suggests that trustees could better understand their institutions’ financial health with answers to these questions.

1. What is the discount rate for entering freshmen versus for continuing students?

2. What is the blended discount rate?

How colleges can provide finance training to trustees

August, 2018
LIFELONG LEARNING—Colgate Hall at Colby-Sawyer College is one place on campus where trustees congregate. At least one hour of each meeting involves learning more about finance topics such as cash flow and budgeting.

Following are three key questions campus leaders must consider when offering financial training to the board of trustees.

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1/24/2019

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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.

From left to right: Nicole Engelbert, Vice President, Higher Education Development, Oracle; Steve Hahn, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Tonjia S. Coverdale, Ph.D., Vice President, Information Technology and CIO, Central State University (Ohio).

Students are arriving on campus with a rapidly changing set of goals and expectations. Meeting these expectations while supporting student success across the life cycle requires institutional transformation, bold strategies and innovative use of technology. Cloud-based systems can be essential to the transformation, but utilizing this technology effectively requires a strategic approach.