Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…


The President's FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation's Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Looking Good

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

At What Cost?

2014 MidTerm Election

Recent polls have surveyed public attitudes toward school voucher and charter school programs. Last year, a Gallup poll found that 70 percent of Americans opposed school vouchers, the highest percentage in two decades of polling on the question. The public's view of charter schools is positive. A 2014 Gallup poll found that support for charter schools rose to 70 percent, up from 68 percent in 2013.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Thermal 'Ravioli'

A new bio-based phase-change material is providing HVAC savings.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

The Consumerization of IT

Implications of the increasing consumerization of technology in higher education.

Some Common Procurement Terms



Buying Green: Everyone's Doing It

Across the country, colleges and universities are spending their green on green.

Five Types of Procurement Expertise

Higher-Ed Procurement

Higher-Ed Procurement

Mentoring: An Effective Component of Talent Development

Talent development is essential in today's purchasing environment.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on August 1 and returns on September 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so.

Higher Education: The Questions of the Cross Examination

Higher education is in the dock in 2014. The questions are flying. Why does it cost so much? Why do so many students not finish? What do we have to show for the trillion dollars in student loan debt?

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The President and Advancement

Advancement success depends on being an effective CEO.

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