Food for Thought - Managing IP on campus...

At a time when public funding for research is at risk, institutions are looking for better ways to support their research initiatives, maximize their capabilities, and monetize their intellectual property. What challenges does your campus face in converting research assets into institutional revenue?

It Came From Their Lab. But How to Take It to the Bank?
Source: The New York Times
Date: 3/12/11
There are a lot of smart people...


Findings from the NACUBO Conference-Issues Facing New Business Officers

In July, SunGard Higher Education sponsored this year's New Business Officers Program at NACUBO. The NBO Program has established itself as a valuable experience for those new to the role of Chief Business Officer, with some 500 alumni in the past decade. They explored a wide range of issues that a chief business officer faces, and examined the complexities of campus leadership in this intensive two-day workshop.

During the program, the attendee...


Associated Press Article: Jump in US College Enrollment Highest in 40 Years


WASHINGTON — The nation's colleges are attracting record numbers of new students as more Hispanics finish high school and young adults opt to pursue a higher education rather than languish in a weak job market.

A study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center highlights the growing diversity in higher education amid debate over the role of race in college admissions and controversy over Arizona's new ban on ethnic st...

Banner Receives Highest Rating of Satisfaction for Direct Lending Implementation Process

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently posted the Student Lending Analytics’ findings from their survey of over 200 financial aid administrators on the direct lending transition process.  Banner was the solution that received the highest rating of satisfaction when it came to their direct lending implementation process to date.  For the complete article, click below.

SLA Flash Survey Finds 83% of Schools Rate Implementation Process for Direct Lending as 'Acceptable' or Better (Student Lending Analytics)


Cost Containment Study

In an era of constrained public financing and calls for greater accountability, it is essential for America’s state colleges and universities to employ strategies for ensuring the maximum utility of all financial resources.  The nation’s institutions of public higher education are turning to a myriad of cost savings efforts to ensure sound fiscal stewardship of the public’s resources, as illustrated by the data received from over one hundred state colleges and universities in this survey on cost containment. The purpose of this research, commissioned by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and SunGard Higher Education