Leaner, meaner state universities

Public university employees in America can expect two things from their universities over the next few years: new programmes with an emphasis on increasing tuition fee revenues, and a whole host of ‘operational efficiency’ initiatives designed to get more bang for each buck, writes Kevin Kiley for Inside Higher Ed.

Much of the focus at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers in Maryland was on how public universities, particularly large research institutions, can change their underlying financial models to accommodate a ‘new normal’ of decreased state appropriations and increased emphasis on tuition fee revenue, while dealing with increase political pressure to constrain fee prices.
Full report on the Inside Higher Ed site