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…


Recruit & Retain (St. Leo University)

Managing Textbook Expense

The For-Profit Conundrum

The For-Profit Conundrum

For-profit schools have been in the spotlight lately and the news hasn't all been good, yet the University of Phoenix remains a bright spot. How do they do it and what can they teach other schools — even the nonprofit ones?

Forward vs. Reverse Auctions

How Are Good Procurement Strategy Decisions Made?

Supplier Diversity Programs

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Strategic Procurement Teams

Strategic Procurement Teams

Strategic & Tactical

Is separating the procurement department into tactical and strategic teams right for your institution?



Cost Effective Maintenance

Be Mindful of Maintenance

Cost-effective and efficient maintenance and housekeeping operations begin at the programming and design stages of residence hall construction projects.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Student Loans

Recruit & Retain (Wilson College)

Student Debt Buyback Program

Rewarding students for staying the course.

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.

Spend and Save

As large university systems face tightening budgets, they are restructuring their purchasing operations by consolidating them and leveraging their spending to lower costs. While some university systems such as Indiana University have moved to a complete centralization of purchasing, others have developed other models that allow individual campuses some autonomy over spending decisions.

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