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Novello, Amanda – Commonfund Institute, 2023
Affirmative action, a practice used since the 1960s to edge toward equity and address historical and ongoing injustice through higher education attainment, was struck down last month by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The immediate and longer term direct and indirect impacts of this ruling are vast and, in some cases, murky. In…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Endowment Funds, Philanthropic Foundations, Court Litigation
Commonfund Institute, 2023
Commonfund Higher Education Price Index┬« (HEPI) data show that costs for colleges and universities rose 4.0 percent in FY2023, a decreased rate of inflation compared with 5.2 percent in FY2022 and up from 2.7 percent in FY2021. (FY2023 covers the period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, and coincides with the budget year of most institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Educational Finance
Amanda Novello – Commonfund Institute, 2023
In June 2023, the Commonfund Institute hosted 36 nonprofit leaders on the campus of Yale University for our premier educational event -- the Investment Stewardship Academy (ISA). Much has changed since the last convening in 2019 -- a global pandemic, a deep racial reckoning, war in Ukraine, inflationary pressures, ongoing and distressing impacts…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership, Endowment Funds, Money Management
Suttles, George; Byfield, Cyann – Commonfund Institute, 2022
Even before the pandemic, the college/university business model was under scrutiny. With rising tuition costs outpacing living wages, and student debt burdens crippling students, institutions of higher learning were grappling with how to evolve. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced an abundance of obstacles that colleges had to face head on, but they…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Change
Commonfund Institute, 2022
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Educational Finance
Commonfund Institute, 2021
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Educational Finance
Commonfund Institute, 2020
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Costs
Commonfund Institute, 2019
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Expenditures, Economic Climate, Educational Finance
Commonfund Institute, 2018
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries
Commonfund Institute, 2017
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Differences
Commonfund Institute, 2016
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Differences
Commonfund Institute, 2016
This Study analyzes policies, practices and attitudes with respect to responsible investing among 186 U.S. private and public/community foundations. These respondents comprised 52 private/independent foundations, 49 private/family foundations, eight public foundations and 77 community foundations, together representing a total of $39.7 billion in…
Descriptors: Investment, Philanthropic Foundations, Financial Policy, Money Management
Commonfund Institute, 2015
The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) is an inflation index designed specifically for use by institutions of higher education. Compiled from data reported by government agencies and industry sources, HEPI measures the average relative level in the price of a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by colleges and universities each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Indexes, Economic Climate, Differences
Jarvis, William F. – Commonfund Institute, 2015
A phenomenon with far-reaching effects on nonprofit investment management and governance has become a little-noticed yet powerful force in boardrooms over the past decade. Despite its wide-ranging implications, this development has largely gone undocumented. This paper seeks to draw attention to this change and its implications, and to trace a…
Descriptors: Governance, Nonprofit Organizations, Investment, Federal Legislation
Commonfund Institute, 2015
The Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing analyzes policies, practices and attitudes with respect to responsible investing among 200 U.S. colleges and universities, constituting 24.0 percent of the 832 institutions that participated in the 2014 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)-Commonfund Study of…
Descriptors: Investment, Responsibility, Endowment Funds, Higher Education
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