With a shifting university economic model, administrative and finance executives must radically reduce university costs, cultivate new revenue streams, and elevate service delivery—all while attending to the nuts-and-bolts problems that crop up in the day-to-day operations of any university. The Business Affairs Forum provides the best practices and implementation tools that you need to measure and improve administrative performance and unlock sustainable cost savings.
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We’ve profiled 100 rebasing tactics across nine categories to help you evaluate and choose the labor saving strategy best suited for your institution.
To help CBOs better understand their units’ operational and strategic maturity, the Business Affairs Forum has launched functional maturity diagnostics for three administrative functions: Information Technology, Human Resources, and Procurement.
To help lead more productive conversations around budgeting, learn four key lessons for designing institutional budget models.
Are you looking for a new budget model or struggling with how to incentivize revenue growth or cost control? Our infographic outlining the 29 "budget model elements" maps incentives to certain activities and disincentives to other activities.
Mitch Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Austin Peay State University, describes how EAB's Business Alignment Survey helps boost the quality of the university's decisions.
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Melanie serves as Executive Director of EAB. She oversees 70 staff that provide best practice research and implementation support to more than 1000 college and university executives across North America, including presidents, provosts, chief business officers, and heads of advancement, student affairs, and online education. More
Access 200 individual alternative revenue ideas to identify additional revenue streams suitable to your institution's local culture and physical assets. More
This selection of our study outlines two options for structuring a gainsharing program as well as strategies to help institutions transition to a more strategic budget surplus policy while minimizing pushback. More
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Best practices and executive networking to help facilities principals elevate space forecasting, utilization, and service quality.
Breakthrough best-practice research and data analytics to help advancement professionals maximize philanthropic giving and support institutional goals.
Offers colleges and universities a way to improve their spend management by gaining visibility, contextualizing performance, and identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and realize savings.
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