Our collection of eBooks are designed to help you and your team stay informed. Enjoy!
On many campuses, new student orientation is focused on familiarizing students with the campus, other students and their academic obligations.
This eBook details how effective orientation programs which include a collaboration among many departments on campus, including the business and financial department, helps to ensure that students understand upfront their financial obligations and how to make sure they fulfill their end of the deal.
This ebook explores alternative solutions to minimize "sticker shock" making your school more affordable to a broader audience of prospective students. You can also read about school pilots that have yielded success.
Can your institution live on tuition revenue alone? Not surprising that it cannot when university expenses extend well beyond the sticker price to enroll, not to mention discounting.
Colleges and university leaders must consider additional sources of revenue, how to judge their economic health, how to collect funds owed and so much more.
This compilation authored by Inside Higher Ed includes articles on a range of these issues – and how different colleges and universities are handling them.
Ownership of the issue of student outcomes or student success is still unclear, even as the demand for results increases. This eBook examines the questions and some of the answers that challenge higher education in its effort to define measure and present the financial outcomes of their graduates while still promoting the academic and social benefits of higher education.
Smart ID cards can make campuses more secure and the attendance data they gather helps make administrative jobs more efficient and emergency management easier.
This white paper explains the technological advances in card technology including the evolution from a magnetic strip or bar coded ID card to the enhanced, improved functionality of smart chip technology for student IDs and more.
For years, “going green” has been a conscious appeal to limit use of paper and save trees. And while many colleges and universities have taken strides to be environmentally friendly and go paperless, monetary results - rather than saved trees - are simply more convincing reasons for business officers to make sweeping changes.
In this ebook the numbers speak for themselves by looking as a few examples of how schools have achieved significant cost savings with the process of digitizing. If your campus is still printing and filing paper documents, download this quick guide to why you should reconsider and how you can start the process to paperless.
In the near future little to no cash may be seen on higher education campuses. From all-purpose campus cards to campus-wide mobile solutions, most institutions are in some stage of decreasing or altogether eliminating, use of cash on their campus.
This e-Book examines the implications of this shift to cashless with the insights from 3 case studies.
What can university leadership do to prepare for crisis? This eBook tackles the tough question in today’s unpredictable and many times unsafe circumstances. Author Ed Davis details his approach to answering this question through his real life experiences and leadership over dangerous situations.
For many students, parents, politicians and others, campus safety has emerged as a paramount issue. Of course they value colleges and universities as places of teaching and research, but they demand to know that institutions are doing everything possible to assure the security of everyone on campus. The articles and essays in this eBook illustrate some of the complexities of campus safety.
How digital are you? Rather than being wary of social media, email and other forms of online communication, campus administrators must embrace them. College and university leaders can learn to manipulate e-communication for their own needs, as well as manage the use of campus digital networks to avoid misuse and liability. This eBook looks at making the move to e-communication and some best practices for communicating digitally.
Why is hiring and retaining IT Talent so difficult? The answer is simple Supply & Demand.
This eBook shares insights from recruiting and staffing experts on their experiences andbest practices, and their predictions of the strategies that will make the biggest impact on IT recruiting and retention for the future.
Over the course of the past few years, regulations and scrutiny surrounding the process of refund management has grown exponentially. From the new regulations set by the DOE, to articles published by U.S. PIRG and NACUBO, it has only become harder to identify your part of the bargain as an educational institution. Over the course of this eBook, we will outline how to bring your refund program up to speed with the latest principles and regulations.
Teams have become the basic organizing unit in most organizations. As that has happened, there have been hundreds of books and materials attempting to explain team success, team dysfunction and team processes. This ebook will focus on observing teams in an attempt to “get a GRIP” on what is happening and why.
Looking beyond the headlines, the noise and the hype, the data is convincing; Investing in education is worth it. Families continue to believe in the value of a college education although, the traditional delivery models, and their associated costs, are being challenged. This eBook highlights innovations being pursued in Higher Education to meet the challenge of college affordability.
A recent study performed by faculty at Suffolk University attempts to answer the question of whether Tuition Discounting yields positive returns (attracting higher performing students, higher retention rates, higher enrollment yields, higher institutional rankings), or has it spiraled out of control leading to what economists refer to as Destructive Competition.
Higher Education in particular has become very vulnerable to data breaches. This industry faces unique challenges protecting data as many academic institutions strive to operate in a culture of open communication and collaboration among many constituents on campus.
This eBook addresses the unique challenges in Higher Education as well as a three step process to help improve cybersecurity.
This ebook provides a definition of Succession Planning and some practical tools for implementing an initiative in an organization. The overall life cycle of the Succession Planning process is outlined and includes needs assessment, determination of scope, identification of High Potentials, a talent review process, methods for accelerating the development of High Potentials, and evaluation of Succession Planning efforts.
This eBook outlines key steps to achieve conflict competence which includes: knowing your own triggers and defining your responses to conflict, developing skills for a more collaborative approach and how to help team members develop constructive skills.
As costs increase, college may become out of reach for many students and families. But providing flexible options for funding an education —such as a monthly payment plan —can be a lifeline for many families, while also offering predictable revenue cycles for university business offices. This eBook examines best practices in use at a number of schools today.
The list of choices is growing. It is not only the traditional campuses that you are competing with in this new age, but now add on for-profit colleges, online education, MOOCs and more. This eBook highlights some practices to help you redefine or laser focus your value proposition based on what has been done at other schools across the country.
This e-book examines the critical elements of communications at work. More specifically, it is concerned with personal styles of communication, with various channels of communication and with the settings and tools used in workplace communication.
Examine the drivers of change that are affecting your institution, assess the impact of those drivers and plan for the change needed to ensure the sustainability. This eBook explores the forces of change, the readiness of the organization and the change managment process overall.
The threat of identity theft for college students is very real; in fact, this population is among the highest risk groups. This eBook, provides important facts about this ever growing crime, along with simple and practical preventative suggestions. Download and share this free eBook today!
Does it ever feel like your financial communications simply aren’t getting through to the students on your campus? If so, you’re not alone. Although challenging, there are workable solutions for communicating with today's college students about financial matters. Learn about eight best practices that are allowing colleges and universities to successfully communicate with students to help them stay in school.