Efficiency

Achieving the Turnaround: From Strategy to Action

 

TURNAROUND: LEADING STRESSED COLLEGES AND Universities to Excellence (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) is the new book by University Business “Future Shock” columnists James Martin and James E. Samels.

Welcome to STREAMLINED

Greetings!
 

Welcome to the first Streamlined of 2009! My colleagues and I are proud to continue this series of publications designed to inform college and university administrators about new and innovative methods of streamlining business office operations.

Understanding the OneAccount

When a college or university partners with Higher One to provide electronic refund disbursement, students are given the option of depositing their refunds into a no monthly fee, no minimum balance Higher One checking account, called a OneAccount. Casey McGuane, Higher Ones chief service officer, provides answers to common questions about the OneAccount.
 

Yes. Every OneAccount is insured by the FDIC, currently for amounts up to $250,000.

It's not easy winning over a skeptic

Pennsylvania College of Technology finds a partner whose refund management system exceeds anything it could build itself
 

Pennsylvania College of Technology has always used in-house programmers to develop its administrative and enrollment programs with great success. At one time the college was even considering designing its own electronic refund system.

From Data to Information

Business intelligence and its role in higher education today
 

A decade ago, data at Florida State University was dumped into so many disparate silos that any kind of timely strategic comparison was impossible.

Working with Consultants: Look Before You Leap

Needs assessment and careful selection are the keys to a successful consulting relationship.
 

MANY HIGHER EDUCATION institutions rely on external consultants not only for advice but also for help in diagnosing and developing strategies related to common and uncommon challenges in a whole host of areas—such as compensation, leadership development, enrollment, labor relations, strategic planning, technology, capital planning

Education Quality in Hostile Financial Times

Preserving the educational experience
 

AS MANY UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS are painfully aware, the economic struggles facing much of the nation are beginning to take their toll on higher education.

Creating Working Capital and Cash Flow Efficiencies

America is facing a challenging time. With a weakened economy and limited resources, businesses — regardless of size and industry — need to ensure they are maintaining a positive cash flow. And higher educational institutions are not immune.

One card yields many benefits at Sam Houston State

University makes life easier for students with Higher One Bearkat OneCard
 

For students at Sam Houston State University, a slim wallet-size card is the key to getting financial aid refunds, a paycheck from a campus job, access to the dorm, a good book , a good meal and more.

Higher One gives Webster University the benefits of electronic refunds without the worries of storing banking data

Vickie Fredrick is associate vice president for finance at Webster University in St. Louis. The university was looking to distribute refunds electronically but did not want to obtain and store student banking information itself, so it turned to Higher One. Ms. Frederick and her colleagues, Norm Senaldi and Mary Petersen, spoke about their experience..
 

Student refunds are a major process here. We have campuses all over the United States, and we were issuing all paper checks. It involved a lot of staff time, print costs, postage costs.

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