Posts Tagged: costs

Encourage the Entrepreneur (but Don’t Discourage the Young Poet)

Observations of a retired college president ... I am sure you've heard colleagues when they return from sabbatical surprised by how much their institutions changed while they were on leave. The apparent change is even more profound for someone who left the arena seven years ago, as I did. Here are five issues that, in the past few years, have caught my attention either by reading about the...

A Lesson in Costs

At NEBHE's recent board meeting in Stowe, Vt., University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan gave a brief lesson on higher education cost drivers. The top cost drivers, Sullivan said, at least at bricks-and-mortar institutions like his, are: 1) compensation of faculty and staff, including employee benefits; 2) student financial aid; 3) facilities of quality to attract students, including the a...

A Partner from Healthcare Speaks to Higher Ed

More from the NEBHE and Davis Educational Foundation Summit on Cost of Higher Education ... The more NEBHE and others focus on the "cost disease" in higher education and new business models to treat it, the more similarities with another sector arise. Like higher ed, healthcare is marked by always-rising costs and prices, complicated subsidies, varying quality, stubborn inequity, and hidden ine...

To the Summit: NEBHE and Davis Educational Foundation Convene Higher Ed Leaders to Talk Costs, Biz Models

NEBHE and the Davis Educational Foundation convened more than 200 higher education leaders this past weekend in Boston for a frank conversation about costs and the higher ed business model. The Summit on Cost in Higher Education aimed to begin a conversation on innovative practices, collaborations and cutting-edge strategies to address the “cost disease” in higher education. Contin...