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Conference Recordings

Published
October 26, 2021

Shared Services Models

An Opportunity for Efficiencies

Come discover new ways to improve the experience of your campus community by driving both space and personnel efficiencies.
Abstract: This session will explore current shared service models that have achieved winning results for the campuses they serve, including financial successes, space efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Identifying opportunities to develop efficiencies among staff roles and campus space can be useful ways to save money and provide a higher level of service through co-location. Come discover new ways to improve the experience of your campus community by driving both space and personnel efficiencies.

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Conference Recordings

Published
October 4, 2021

Shared Services Models

An Opportunity for Efficiencies

This session will explore current shared service models that have achieved winning results for the campuses they serve, including financial successes, space efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Abstract: This session will explore current shared service models that have achieved winning results for the campuses they serve, including financial successes, space efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Identifying opportunities to develop efficiencies among staff roles and campus space can be useful ways to save money and provide a higher level of service through co-location. Come discover new ways to improve the experience of your campus community by driving both space and personnel efficiencies.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Published
May 18, 2021

Book Review: Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education

Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change

From Volume 49 Number 3 | April–June 2021

Abstract: Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education: Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change
by Mary Landon Darden
Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD: 2021
202 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4758-5494-7

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Example Plans

Published
March 5, 2021

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Conference Presentations

Delivered
July 14, 2019

2019 Annual Conference | July 2019

Leveraging Software to Improve Academic Programs and Faculty Hiring

Abstract: Determining where to invest in terms of academic programming and staffing can oftentimes be difficult due to competing interests by academic programs as well as a lack of resources. This session will describe how one university sought to improve academic planning and resource allocation within their academic units, and the software solution they used to do it. We'll discuss the university's example and broader best practices for reviewing metrics in research, finances, benchmarking, and predictive modeling as well as staffing and resource allocation related to academic planning.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Published
July 1, 2018

Institutional Expenditures and State Economic Factors Influencing 2012–2014 Public University Graduation Rates

A better understanding of how to allocate different types of institutional expenditures for maximum return on investment may positively influence six-year graduation rates.

From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Published
April 1, 2017

Integrating Board, System, and University Planning and Performance During a Period of Rapidly Declining State Funding Commitment

Even in the most difficult financial times, integrating planning and budgeting throughout the organization creates opportunities for success.

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017

Abstract: In 2009 the Arizona University System (supporting over 130,000 enrollments) through its Board of Regents directed its board president and the presidents of Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University to create an operational plan that reflected the board’s vision, goals, and strategic directions. A primary objective was to transform the system (or enterprise) vision into concrete goals and outcomes that would directly connect to financial decision making at the system and university level. The backdrop for higher education planning and budgeting expectations included the continuation of severe reductions in state funding, rapidly increasing student tuition and fees, and a call for greater accountability. The planning processes were characterized by the integration of board and presidential discussions, inclusion of constituent debate, identification of strategic choices, and approval of outcomes focused on measuring performance. The integration ran across and within three organizations or levels that included the Arizona Board of Regents, its system administration, and the three universities.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Published
April 1, 1998

Fund-Raisers as Presidents

From Volume 26 Number 3 | Spring 1998

Abstract: Book review of The Advancement President and the Academy, eidted by Mary Kay Murphy. ACE/Oryx Press, 1997. 153 pages. ISBN 1-57356-028-6. Pull quotes: "The advancement president must live out a commitment to intellectual life."

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Published
December 1, 1994

A New Way for States to Fund Higher Education

Can institutional planning and formula funding be brought together?

From Volume 23 Number 2 | Winter 1994–1995

Abstract: Subtitles: Response to the cuts; Thinking anew; The knell and the new. Pull quotes: "Prospects for a return to robust state appropriations seem dim." "What formula should states use to fund their public institutions?" "Each institution would thus have different cost bases." "The time for across-the-board tuitions caps may have passed." "Tuitions in the state should be more variegated, not uniform as they are today."

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