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Education Insights 

Gates Foundation: ‘Working with all institutions to find evidence-based solutions’

By Daniel Greenstein, Director of Education Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, written from an interview with CER

Greenstein from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest foundation in the world, discusses the strategic environment all educators face and the future of higher education. 

School Operations 

What is Strategy in Higher Education?

By Bob Atkins, CEO and Founder, Gray Associates

Read the eight questions career colleges must answer during the planning process in order to craft an institutional design that fits an institution’s mission, values and market. 

Developing and Managing a Budget

By Robert Herzog, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration, Berkeley College, written from an interview with CER

Herzog discusses the importance of tying the strategic plan with the budget and then reporting accurate and timely numbers that measure results against an institution’s plan. 

Benchmarks: Unique to Each Institution Since All Institutions Are Unique

By Cynthia Reynolds, Retired Vice President of Campus Operations, Northwestern College, written from an interview with CER

Benchmarks are things colleges and universities need to measure but each benchmark must be unique to each institution.  Reynolds suggests, the proprietary school sector should measure these five benchmarks: personnel, financial, education, placement and admissions. 

Lifetime Value Analysis: A Map to Your Future

By Dave Kramer, Experienced Chief Financial Officer

Institutions must accurately uncover, the often hidden, details of profitable and unprofitable relationships. This article will provide a very effective tool to accomplish this: a lifetime value analysis. 

Student Retention 

Managing the Seemingly Unmanageable – Retention, Gainful Employment and Student Loan Repayment

By Elizabeth Keifer Herron, Solution Executive, Collegiate Admissions and Retention Solutions (CARS)

This article will review the relationship between retention, gainful employment and student loan repayment and provide detailed examples on how to improve in all three areas. 


CER Updates

View Previous Webinars - Topics include:

1) Gainful Employment II

2) An Update on the Department of Education’s State Authorization Rule

3) Managing Open Program Reviews

4) Document Retention:  Best Practices for Postsecondary Institutions

5) A Current Look at Title IX and Sexual Violence in the College Setting

6) The Department of Ed’s ‘Gainful Employment’ Final Rule Key Components and Compliance Considerations

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