As colleges and universities continue to evaluate unique ways to look at the financial interrelation of space, capital and facilities investment on campus, many institutions are looking into the implications of privatizing non-educational facilities. While…

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Here is another example of how taking a hard look at the simplest metrics can yield big results. Stories about institutions actually downsizing their campuses have been in the news lately, the most recent being…

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In what could be an emerging trend, the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees recently took steps towards improving the footprint of their campuses by allowing leaders to downsize through the sale and…

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For more than two years, Moody’s, Bloomberg, Bain and others have been warning about the sustainability of the higher education model. The renowned Sweet Briar College’s announcement highlights the issues that colleges and universities are…

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In her recent letter to the U.S. Department of Education, American Council on Education (ACE) President Molly Corbett Broad spoke on behalf of 26 higher education associations who are concerned about the implementation of the…

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State spending on higher education is up over 5% in 2015, marking the third straight year of increases according to a recent report published by the Center for Education Study at Illinois State University.  Although…

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The recent falling energy prices have been welcome news to many within higher education.  Not only do we see lower prices at the gas pump, but increased domestic gas and oil production has led to…

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Over the years, we have referred to numerous studies indicating that the physical appearance of a college or university’s campus is an important contributing factor to academic performance and the sense of community. Fittingly, Examiner.com…

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