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Book Review: Strategic Mergers in Higher Education

From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
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What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
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Toward Commercializing University Research in the CaribbeanLocked

Creating a Science and Technology Park Model
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
STPs can boost declining economies by reaping profits from innovations and products created through university research. Yet given the capital and time investment for a project to be viable, The University of the West Indies should gain commitment from all constituents—especially regional governments and the private sector—prior to beginning development.
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Institutional Expenditures and State Economic Factors Influencing 2012–2014 Public University Graduation RatesLocked

From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
A better understanding of how to allocate different types of institutional expenditures for maximum return on investment may positively influence six-year graduation rates.
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Integrating Board, System, and University Planning and Performance During a Period of Rapidly Declining State Funding CommitmentLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Even in the most difficult financial times, integrating planning and budgeting throughout the organization creates opportunities for success.
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An Analysis of Closed Colleges and UniversitiesLocked

From Volume 44 Number 4 | July–September 2016
If administrators can identify warning signs early, it is hoped that they will be able to take informed and beneficial action to save their institution.
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Strategic Planning and Assessment in an Outcomes-based Funding EnvironmentLocked

From Volume 42 Number 3 | April–June 2014
In an era of more scrutiny and less funding, higher education must be adaptive to the changing environment while also demonstrating accountability.
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Planning for the FutureLocked

The Impact on the Public University Diversity Budget in Time of Recession
From Volume 41 Number 2 | January–March 2013
Diversity budgets are not experiencing cuts as great as those to other units, demonstrating that institutional leaders are making an effort to protect their diversity budget despite the lingering recession.
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Understanding the Effects of State Oversight and Fiscal Policy on University RevenuesLocked

Considerations for Financial Planning
From Volume 41 Number 2 | January–March 2013
This article outlines the ways in which increased state oversight and restrictive state fiscal policies have affected public four-year college and university revenue structures, highlights how these policies introduce new considerations for institutional financial planners, and outlines some possible institutional responses.
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Private vs. Public Higher Education BudgetingLocked

From Volume 40 Number 1 | October–December 2011
Key differences exist between private and public institutions that affect budgeting in critical ways.
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Five Recession-Driven Strategies for Planning and Managing Campus FacilitiesLocked

From Volume 39 Number 1 | October–December 2010
Facing significant fiscal challenges, colleges and universities are pursuing creative and innovative facilities planning and management strategies.
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Best Practice in the Use of Federal Stimulus Funds in Institutions of Higher EducationLocked

From Volume 38 Number 3 | April–June 2010
Best practices achieve balance in policy, procedure, and the relationships of key players.
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