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Erickson, Paul W. – American School & University, 2009
This article discusses why building commissioning for education institutions is needed. School facilities owners and operators should confirm whether their building systems are performing as expected. The more comprehensive the confirmation process, the greater opportunity there is for reducing operations and maintenance costs, and improving…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Quality Control, Educational Environment, Maintenance
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Kuo, Jenn-Shyong; Ho, Yi-Cheng – Economics of Education Review, 2008
This study uses the stochastic frontier multiple-product cost function that is modeled after Battese and Coelli [Battese, G. E., & Coelli, T. J. (1995). "A model for technical inefficiency effects in a stochastic frontier production for panel data." "Empirical Economics" 20(2), 325-332.] in order to empirically measure the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Public Colleges, Universities
Wilson, Charmaine V. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Globalization, rapid technological changes, and competitive pressures have resulted in company leaders' worldwide adopting of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to improve productivity and business operations and reduce costs in the post-implementation phase. The research addressed organizational leaders' inability to optimize…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Program Implementation, Phenomenology, Systems Analysis
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Hilton, John, III; Wiley, David – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Many college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. A company called Flat World Knowledge both gives away and sells open-source textbooks in a way it believes to be financially sustainable. This article reports on the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open-source textbook model after one…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Higher Education, College Students, Case Studies
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Steinbach, Paul – Athletic Business, 2002
Describes how sharing campus aquatic facilities can help colleges cover the significant costs of operation. Discusses the priority-setting and planning required to constantly circulate different user groups in and out of pools. (EV)
Descriptors: Colleges, Physical Education Facilities, Recreational Facilities, Scheduling
Sturgeon, Julie – College Planning & Management, 2002
Discusses tips from the Energize America Educational Institute on cost reductions and improved operations in lighting for colleges and universities. (EV)
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Higher Education, Lighting
Gutter, Rachel; Knupp, Emily – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Green design, green construction, and green operations for new buildings are rapidly becoming the norm for school districts throughout the country. Today, increased availability of green products and technology coupled with cost savings that are realized through an integrated design process mean that schools like Arabia Mountain High School in…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Facilities Design, Sustainability, Cost Effectiveness
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Watlington, Eliah; Shockley, Robert; Guglielmino, Paul; Felsher, Rivka – Journal of Education Finance, 2010
The cost of teacher turnover to schools and school districts has only recently been studied. This research reveals that when high-quality teachers leave the classroom, the effect on both student performance and school and district fiscal operations is significant and deleterious. The implications for study in this area include the planning of…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Educational Finance, Economic Impact, School Districts
Piercey, David – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
An Alberta school district that used a cost-recovery model to finance school services for 20 years is finding that the model produces unintended negative results. Some schools didn't spend this money on services but used it for other school operations. Some spent the money on external consultants. Professional relationships were damaged, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Audits (Verification)
MacDonald, Kent; Gaudreau, Phil – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Mature higher education markets are drifting headfirst into the perfect storm. The convergence of shifting demographics, increased competition, decreased government funding, and the reality of a global marketplace has become the new normal in Canada, like in many other parts of the world. Most within the academy have come to accept this reality,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Educational Practices, Entrepreneurship
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Backes, Ben; Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael; Xiang, P. Brett; Xu, Zeyu – Educational Researcher, 2016
Most public school teachers in the United States are enrolled in defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Using administrative microdata from four states, combined with national pension funding data, we show these plans have accumulated substantial unfunded liabilities--effectively debt--owing to previous plan operations. On average across 49 state…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Data Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Ching, Doris; Agbayani, Amefil – Journal of College and Character, 2019
Many colleges and universities today are reorganizing student affairs operations in ways that eliminate or reassign many of their functions to other university departments. In some drastic cases, student affairs departments and senior leadership positions have been eliminated. On some campuses, the chief student affairs officer does not report…
Descriptors: College Administration, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Program Effectiveness
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Larochelle-Audet, Julie; Magnan, Marie-Odile; Potvin, Maryse; Doré, Emmanuelle – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
This article presents the results of a comparative and critical study of the competency standards of Québec school administrators compared with seven other education systems within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). An inductive-type analysis has made it possible to identify the social categories targeted in the…
Descriptors: Principals, School Administration, Inclusion, Equal Education
Agron, Joe – American School & University, 2006
As the nation's school buildings age and deteriorate, spending on maintenance and operations (M&O) remains paltry, especially when compared with historical figures. This article presents the findings of "American School & University's" 35th annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study. According to the M&O Cost Study, the median school district…
Descriptors: School Buildings, School Maintenance, School Districts, Questionnaires
Kippley-Ogman, Noah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation charts that growth of the profession of fundraising at American colleges and universities. Fundraising has been central to college and university operations from the beginning of American higher education; the fundraising professional, however, is a 20th century phenomenon. From their first campaigns to erect a building or…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Higher Education, Scholarships, Ethics
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