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A collection of articles and valuable information that you will not find in our print magazines.


Higher Education: When Relevance is Not Enough

In moments of cultural stress, higher education must take special pains to meet the tests of relevance and usefulness. In doing so, we must not abdicate the larger and longer-term responsibility to prepare the next generation.

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?

Slowly Moving In the Right Direction, But One Step At A Time

As the 2014 mid-term elections get closer, members of Congress have found at least one issue where they have come to an agreement that is both bipartisan and bicameral. After months of negotiations, leaders from the House and Senate introduced the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Four Mistakes Universities Make When Expanding Their Campus

Certain colleges and universities across the country are making plans in 2014 to expand their campus footprint and acquire more real estate. The question is, how do they carefully manage the potential challenges and risks, and implement a successful and efficient plan?

Working Towards A Mid-Term Election

As Congress moves nearer to the 2014 mid-term election, some effort is underway in both chambers to find common ground on less controversial issues.

The President's FY2015 Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama announced his proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. In recent years, the President’s budget has become more of a ritual than a reality. Maybe better described as a White House wish list. Though required by statute, these budgets are usually dead on arrival and until last year, nothing was ever resolved quickly or on time.

Washington at Work At Last or At Least for the Time Being

Congress has begun the second session of the 113th Congress with lots of things to do. First and foremost was to raise the debt ceiling before the end of February. Congress met the deadline with days to spare before it went out on the President’s Day recess.



The Student as Customer

You don’t need to call your students ‘customers,’ but you do need to treat them that way.

Higher-Ed Marketing and the Disadvantaged Student

Higher education marketing encourages some students to make decisions that don’t match their goals, aptitudes and finances.

Smart Business: Serving the Nontraditional Student

College and universities should carefully consider their business plans to achieve successful results for today's nontraditional student population.

Let's Make A Deal And Kick the Can Down the Road

The "deal" crafted by Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and several senators from both parties passed both houses of Congress and was signed by the President, was a short-term fix. This is the reason for the revised title. The deal was not a fix but a temporary band-aid.

A Capital Idea: Blending Strategy and Opportunity to Manage College Assets

The time has come to examine development partnerships as an opportunity to move forward as the deep recession eases.

Universities and the Public Good

As the value of a college education is questioned from various quarters, we must broker a resolution to how American higher education creates a system that is flexible enough to address workforce preparation as a common policy goal.

Consider Your Energy Procurement Options

Reducing energy consumption is hugely beneficial, and nearly everyone is practicing good kW-cutting habits. But the second most direct route to decreasing energy costs is often overlooked: managing the energy purchase itself. The largest barrier to purchasing energy at lower prices: understanding the deregulated energy markets.