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Economics of Higher Education

June 26, 2018

S2E09 Communicating Vision to Stakeholders

Dr. Jo Allen, President of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, provides insights on how she manages stakeholder expectations by communicating a clear vision for her community.

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January 23, 2018

S2E02 Effective Strategic Planning Linked to Budgeting

The strategic plan is the cornerstone to effective institutional management. Dr. Jim Galbally, AAL Senior Consultant and President of The Galbally Group--which provides strategic and operational counsel to colleges and universities--comments on the disconnections that can exist between budgeting, resource allocations, and effective planning outcomes.

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January 03, 2018

S2E01 The New Chief Academic Officer: CAO 2.0

Dr. Matthew Poslusny, Senior Vice President and Provost of Meredith College, discusses the new role of the chief academic officer. How can that individual become an active enabler of change and not just an observer? 

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October 04, 2017

S1E05 Business Model of Higher Education

Dr. James F. Galbally, Jr., AAL Senior Consultant and President of the Galbally Group, examines the current business model of higher education, the one that most of our institutions employ in charting financial futures. Is it sustainable? What should be changed?

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September 20, 2017

S1E04 Changes in Institutional Governance in Response to Financial Issues

Dr. Jo Allen, president of Meredith College, provides her insights on whether she sees institutional governance changing as colleges adopt new ways of doing things in response to external financial issues.

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September 06, 2017

S1E03 The Roles of CAO and CFO in Higher Ed Institutions

Dr. Matthew Poslusny, Senior Vice President and Provost of Meredith College, discusses how a chief academic officer (CAO) communicates with a board and faculty about academics and economics. He explains the role a chief financial officer (CFO) plays in facilitating these important discussions.

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August 23, 2017

S1E02 Long-Term Viability of Higher Ed Institutions

Dr. Jo Allen, President of Meredith College, provides her thoughts on what she believes our institutions will look like in 25 years, and how we should view the impact of our actions on the long-term viability of our higher education institutions.

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August 09, 2017

S1E01 Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships of the President and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Jo Allen, President of Meredith College, examines the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of a president and chief academic officer in designing, developing, and implementing an institution’s program of effective change management.

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