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A Guide to College and University Budgeting: Foundations for Institutional Effectiveness, 4th Edition
Updated throughout to account for recent issues in budgeting, the fourth edition includes coverage of factors essential to the success of the budgeting process. Selected topics include open communication with stakeholders, clear articulation of the budget to the strategic plan, budget implementation and monitoring processes, and the role of technology.

Book Published: 2012

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A Learning Agenda for Chief Business Officers
Though targeted to CBOs, this article is relevant for all campus leaders or those aspiring to leadership positions. It provides insights on the roles, skills, and abilities, required for success in today’s higher education environment.

Article Published: 2001

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Building 'Relational Capital'
This article addresses the importance for new presidents to invest effort to build effective relationships with various campus constituencies. Relationships with the board, faculty, and the cabinet are critical for presidents' success and having effective relationships enhances the likelihood of that success.

Article Published: 2009

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Change Management Readiness Survey
Begin the change process with this intense diagnostic of your organization’s capacity to change. You can bring problems to light, build commitment to change, gain organization-wide support, improve communication and increase your chances of success—quickly and cost-effectively.

Book Published: 2004

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Exceptional Team Survey
The publication contains a carefully developed survey for assessing the effectiveness of teams. The results of the survey can be used to diagnose the effectiveness of project teams and identify practical ways to improve their overall results.

Book Published: 2008

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High Tech, High Tab? Innovative Approaches to Funding Technology
This article examines the strategies employed by several campuses as they attempted to stretch the dollars being invested in technology. It addresses the use of long-term borrowing, reliance on user fees, partnerships, other practices that have enabled campuses to get more bang for the buck.

Article Published: 2003

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Highly Effective Meeting Profile
The publication contains a common sense survey for assessing the meeting effectiveness of intact and ongoing groups. With this survey, one can diagnose the effectiveness of regularly recurring meetings of intact groups and identify practical ways to improve them.

Book Published: 2003

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Looking Beyond the Moment
This article describes a straightforward activity that can help an organization identify the key issues, events, and trends that are expected to have an impact on it during the next ten years. Step-by-step instructions are provided to help even a novice facilitator achieve successful outcomes from the exercise.

Article Published: 2003

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Nonrecourse Student Housing Financing Accounting and Reporting
This white paper examines the accounting issues related to nonrecourse financing arrangements undertaken by both public and independent colleges and universities. Various factors are identified which influence whether a project may be treated as “off balance sheet.”

Article Published: 2006

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Presidential Transitions: Exit, Stage Right
This article describes the steps a president should take once he or she reaches the decision that it's time to move on to something new.

Article Published: 2005

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Presidential Transitions--It's Not Just the Position, It's the Transition
This book offers practical advice designed to assist presidents, trustees, faculty, and other important stakeholder groups with avoiding the pitfalls of poorly managed transitions.

Book Published: 2007

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The Flexible Budget (Excerpt from College and University Budgeting: An Introduction for Faculty and Academic Administrators, 3rd Edition)
The excerpt discusses the importance of maintaining flexibility in the allocation of resources in higher education environments. Institutional character is examined as it affects budget processes and the factors that are most likely to affect plans are identified.

Article Published: 2005

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Using a Transition Map to Navigate a New Presidency
This article describes the steps a new president should take as he or she begins the process of transitioning into the presidency of a college or university. It identifies the potholes to avoid as well as some actions that can make the process easier and less stressful.

Article Published: 2005

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What a President Needs to Know--10 Keys to Effective Strategic Planning in Higher Education
This article presents the elements essential to successful strategic planning. Based on the authors' extensive experience facilitating strategic planning throughout higher education, advice is offered to assist presidents with this important responsibility and enhance the likelihood of successful implementation.

Article Published: 2010

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