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…


Ten Types of Procurement Software

What type of procurement software can help you?

Strategic Purchasing for Universities

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Can Higher Education Leaders Tap Into Their Business Sides?

Colleges and universities are doggedly protecting their missions and values, but they also understand that they must watch the bottom line, be creative and entrepreneurial about what they do, and remain highly conscious about how they are faring in the education marketplace.

As the Rich Get Richer, What’s a ‘Poor’ College to Do?

The wealth inequality gap is having an impact on higher education.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Budgeting for Today's Institutions

Institutions confront unavoidable, and perhaps unsustainable, spending shifts.

Winter Maintenance

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Winter Wonderland

Budgeting for cold weather care and maintenance that involves planning ahead for key seasonal product and service purchases can lead to steep discounts and reduced operating costs.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Fossil Fuels Divestment

Observations on an ethical imperative for higher education.



wood a material of choice

Wood Makes the Grade For Student Housing

Cost savings, aesthetic value and speed of construction make wood a material of choice for campus construction.

cost-reduction strategies

Doing More with Less

Colleges and universities are developing cost-reduction strategies that are bringing results. Will these ideas work for your campus?

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.

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