Using Land Assets for Stress Relief

Is Your Institution Using Its Real Estate at Full Strength?

Education's Many Stakeholders

Educational administrators are increasingly recognizing what businesses have long understood: customer satisfaction matters

When Disaster Strikes

IHEs are implementing wide-ranging plans to protect their technology systems in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

Spyware, Spam, and other Threats

The six things you need to do now

Malware is out there, in cyberspace, and ready to make a home on your network's computers. Malware, the catchall description for spyware, viruses, worms, and other IT nemeses, can do expensive and time-consuming damage to a campus system. Are you doing all you can to protect your IT assets?

Getting to One-Click Giving

Quick for donors and data-rich for schools, online fundraising is taking off.

At Boston College, "You Make It Happen." Or, at least that's the theme dominating the alumni fund's 2005 e-mail campaign, with each edition pairing an alumnus who has given a small amount each year with a researcher at the school who has made an important contribution to his or her field.

"The concept is that unrestricted money that alums give allows flexibility to the university to use it wherever it's needed," says Christine Sanni, executive director of Advancement, Communications, and Marketing at the school.

Working with Consultants 101

How to make sure your next outsourced project doesn't hit the rocks.

Unlocking Access

Behind the scenes of one institution's decision to join Independent 529 plan.

Joining Independent 529 Plan, the only national 529 plan organized and run by and for independent colleges and universities, is a significant and complex decision because of the financial and operational ramifications. Participating institutions assume the investment risk by locking in tuition payment at a discount from the rates in effect when deposits are made, and the colleges assume all administrative fees. Given these current and future financial obligations, why did we at Mount Holyoke College (Mass.) consider the plan at all?

What Happens in Vegas...

Higher ed AV pros learn winning strategies at EduComm '05.

Face Time

Today, many college presidents are finding novel ways to connect with students.

College and university presidents are certainly tied up these days. Between fundraising, business meetings, and schmoozing with donors, there is little time left for other things, particularly getting to know their students. For many of these "phantom" college presidents, the demands of the job only allow for minimal interaction with students, like the proverbial handshake at commencement.

Campus Networks Get Stretched

IHEs are finding new ways to expand the reach of the technology that ties together teachers, students and faculty.

If your campus is beginning to look and feel less like a collection of classrooms and libraries and more like a giant Starbucks, there's a reason.