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ERIC Number: ED547781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
ISBN: 1-890956-74-0
The Rising Cost of Higher Education. APPA Thought Leaders 2013
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
The 2013 Thought Leaders Symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the topic of the rising cost of higher education. More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education. Contents include an executive summary, a discussion of the challenge of rising costs, a summation on colleges in crisis, comprehensive references, and the following top facilities issues: (1) Align the programs and priorities of the institution with its mission and vision; (2) Build campus-wide understanding of the "arms race" between institutions on campus spending; (3) Better utilize and manage space; (4) Involve faculty in decisions about facilities and space; (5) Identify programs and facilities that need investment; (6) Manage rising labor costs; (7) Understand the challenges posed by increasingly complex buildings; (8) Limit rising costs associated with complying with codes and regulations; and (9) Reduce the cost of unfunded mandates on the institution. At campuses worldwide, senior facilities officers use this report as a resource within their own departments and with their counterparts in finance, HR, procurement, space management, IT and student services. Appended are (1) References and Resources; and (2) Participants in the 2013 Thought Leaders Symposium.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers