Academic & Admin Model

134: Revitalizing the 2-year to 4-year Transfer Process, Massive Opportunity in Higher Education

This week on Navigating Change, we're talking about the 2-year to 4-year transfer system and the increasing impact on the 4-year colleges, and an increased sense of ownership by these schools that this is not a “Community College Problem” alone.

131: Addressing the Myths of Higher Education

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This week’s conversation is inspired by two pieces in higher education circles. The first, by Beckie Supiano for the Chronicle, is targeted toward telling the story of college pricing and the overall education market to key constituent audiences. The second, from Daemen College President Gary Olson, attempts to address six common myths around private higher education. Both articles highlight the undercurrent in our industry today- that we have lost ownership of the conversation around higher education in the media, and the tone is shifting to one of economic scandal above opportunity.

This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright offer a response and continuation of the discussion around the myths of higher education, and invite you to contribute. Share your comments on the blog, or connect with us on Twitter @HowardTeibel or @PeteWright.

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122: Live from EACUBO 2015 — Gregg Goldman and Dave Button on Common Interests, Common Challenges of CBOs

Listen to Gregg Goldman and Dave Button on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

This week on Navigating Change we're once again recording live from the Cheers Lounge at the EACUBO Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Howard Teibel hosts a conversation this week with two esteemed guests: Gregg Goldman, SVP and CFO at The University of Arizona and Chair of NACUBO, and Dave Button, CBO at University of Regina in Saskatchewan and past president of CAUBO. Each brings a unique perspective on the state of CBO readiness for complexity in the coming year, and they uncover a series of fascinating parallels in the state of higher eduction between the US and Canada.

113: Presumptions, Assumptions, and New Realities: The NACUBO Economic Models Project

Thanks to research led by Senior Fellow of Finance and Campus Management Bob Shea, NACUBO is taking the lead in creating a definitive set of factors and a common language around the way institutions exist in the economic landscape. This week on the show, Shea joins Rutgers CBO Mike Gower and Howard Teibel to share how this project and it’s targeted outcomes will impact institutions in their drive toward sustainability and growth.

104: Shared Services as a Tool for Change

This week on Navigating Change, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright offer insights and experience in moving toward a shared services model from the administrative and faculty perspectives. It’s a conversation on the wide ranging implications of shared services from better hiring, greater cost management, and building strength in capturing and using data more efficiently. 

98: What are Presidents, Chancellors, and Cabinets Dealing with Today?

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As we cruise toward our centennial episode of Navigating Change, we’re stepping back to share some of our key lessons learned. We’ve heard from presidents, chancellors, and trustees as they navigate their institutions though the rough seas of higher education, from the funding challenges facing the large publics to the demand challenges of community colleges, the value challenges of the smaller liberal arts colleges to the credibility challenges of the for profits. This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright take a walk through the issues facing each group and set the stage for lessons yet to come. 

 

Education Tag Cloud courtesy Bryan Alexander, FTTE (Creative Commons)

88: President George Martin on Investing in Our Future at St. Edward’s University

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Dr. George Martin has served as president of St. Edward’s University for over 15 years. In his tenure there, he has become an expert navigator of the waters of institutional change. This year, under Dr. Martin's leadership, the university has launched an administrative review designed to capitalize on the university’s successes, and prepare it to face the challenging landscape of higher education before us all. 

This week on Navigating Change, Dr. Martin shares his experience in cultivating top-down and bottom-up decision making that positively engages the entire university community. He outlines is rationale behind embarking on such an audacious change project now, and what success will mean to the finance office — and the culture — of St. Edward’s in the future. 

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Photo Credit: "Moon over St. Edward's" by Stuart Seeger

84: Year in Review: 4 Big Trends to Watch in Higher Ed 2015

Howard Teibel

Howard Teibel

Holiday breaks are coming to a close and students are heading back to classes as we celebrate one more trip around the sun. This week on Navigating Change, we take on four key trends bound to influence your decision making in 2015 as we reflect on the year gone by. In doing so, we’re setting the stage for our own conversation for year to come around institutional responsibility for external mandates, the role of academic performance measurement in data driven decision making, continued consolidations and shared services, and the leader's role in positively engaging the workforce in the face of great change. 

 

Photo credit: Chris Schroeer-Heiermann
Faculty of Theatre and Dance — ArtEZ, Arnhem, Holland

 

76: Strategic Leadership and Big Change at Loyola Part 3 — VP of Administration Terry Sawyer

Terrence Sawyer, J.D., Vice President of Administration — Loyola University Maryland

Terrence Sawyer, J.D., Vice President of Administration — Loyola University Maryland

This week on Navigating Change we conclude our three-part series in which we share the administrative and academic review from the inside out. Our final guest is Terry Sawyer, Vice President of Administration at Loyola University Maryland, and it was under his guidance as co-chair of the "New Way Of Proceeding" committee that deep investigation into institutional operations occurred. Terry’s role in senior administration, in partnership with his colleague and faculty co-chair Steve Fowl, put him in an ideal position to support challenging initiatives and difficult solutions across the institution.

This week, Terry shares his insights on the academic and administrative review from the administrative perspective, and how we were able to form a partnership to deliver both financial and cultural benefits to Loyola Maryland.

About Terrence Sawyer, J.D.

Terrence Sawyer became vice president for administration in 2004 after six years as special assistant to the president for government and community relations and trustee affairs. Prior to joining Loyola, Sawyer served as a director at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. A 1992 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Sawyer earned his juris doctor from Widener University in 1995. Sawyer currently leads the University's government and community relations offices, and oversees trustee affairs and the departments of public safety, environmental health and safety, transportation and parking, and human resources. Sawyer also serves as an affiliate faculty member in the department of law and social responsibility. 

74: The Academic’s View in the Administrative Review at Loyola Maryland Part 2 — Professor Steve Fowl

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This week on Navigating Change we continue our three-part series in which we share the administrative and academic review from the inside out. Our second guest is professor Steve Fowl of Loyola University Maryland, and it was under his guidance as co-chair of the "New Way Of Proceeding" committee that deep investigation into institutional operations occurred. Steve’s role as chair of the faculty senate at the time made him the perfect representative in the review process.

This week, Steve shares his insights on the academic and administrative review from the faculty perspective, and how we were able to form a partnership to deliver both financial and cultural benefits to Loyola Maryland.

About Stephen Fowl

Stephen Fowl is professor of theology at Loyola College in Maryland. He holds the Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (England). He has written several books including Reading in Communion (with L. Gregory Jones), Engaging Scripture and a forthcoming commentary on Philippians. He has edited several volumes including The Theological Interpretation of Scripture. He has written widely on topics in New Testament, ethics and theology. Fowl is an Episcopal layperson. 

72: The Administrative and Academic Review at Loyola Maryland Part 1 — CFO Randy Gentzler

Randall D. Gentzler,  Vice President of Finance — Loyola University Maryland

Randall D. Gentzler, Vice President of Finance — Loyola University Maryland

This week on Navigating Change we begin a three-part series to share the administrative and academic review from the inside out. Our first guest is Vice President of Finance of Loyola University Maryland Randy Gentzler, and it was under his guidance that the project ensured its focus not only on ideas for change consistent with mission but also ones that would have a positive financial impact.  

As the chief business officer, Randy describes the project from its inception to deal with the short-term operating budget as well as defining a new model of financial success. Randy and Howard share their experience working as true partners in this project and offer key learnings for getting the most out of this unique relationship.

About Randall D. Gentzler

Randall Gentzler joined Loyola University Maryland in May 2011 and serves as the University’s chief financial and investment officer. He provides senior leadership and direction to the major operating divisions of financial services, technology services, and facilities and campus services. He joined Loyola from Philadelphia University where he held the position of vice president for finance and administration/treasurer since 1995. He received his MBA from Philadelphia University; his B.S. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College; and attended Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management (IEM). 

69: Building Trust and the Higher Ed Business Model with EACUBO Chair Michael Gower

J. Michael Gower — SVP, Finance & EACUBO Chair

J. Michael Gower — SVP, Finance & EACUBO Chair

This week on Navigating Change, we’re thrilled to have friend of the show, Michael Gower. Michael currently serves as senior vice president of finance at Rutgers University and chair of EACUBO — he joins us on the show this week to share his insights on building trust, technology, and the forces impacting the changing business model in higher eduction. 

The EACUBO Annual Meeting 2014 will be held in Orlando October 19-22. Michael and the EACUBO leadership team are leading a shift in the approach to the annual conference with new presentation models and events designed to give financial leaders the the tools they need to build trust and deliver on the mission of their institutions. 

Hot news! Howard and Pete will be hosting Navigating Change Unplugged live on Monday, October 20 at the conference. If you’re going to be in Orlando, join us in person — details coming soon!

About J. Michael Gower
J. Michael Gower, a financial planning expert with more than thirty years’ experience in university and medical school business management, is the senior vice president for finance at Rutgers University. In that capacity he directs the financial management and planning activities of the university, collaborating with leaders from the campuses, schools, and administrative units.

Gower is the chair of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, higher education’s leading professional organization for chief business and financial officers.  

68: Linda Penland talks Shared Services, Communication, and Unimarket NOW!

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Howard Teibel will be joining the ranks of presenters at the Unimarket NOW user conference in Nashville October 22-24. To help us get ready, event co-chair Linda Penland joins us today with all the details. Linda has been a Unimarket customer since she lead the project to roll out shared services at her own institution, Creighton University. Today on the show, we talk about the challenges of such an audacious project, the hard work of communication and establishing cultural buy-in to new processes, and building excitement and momentum around important ideas. 

64: John Walda on the changing role of leadership in Higher Education — Part 2

John Walda, President & CEO of NACUBO

John Walda, President & CEO of NACUBO

NACUBO President John Walda joins the roundtable this week to share reflections on the NACUBO Annual Meeting 2014 in Seattle and the role of the conference in defining and supporting business officers in their work. In part two of our conversation, we discuss the importance of clarity and function of the business model to higher education, and John outlines a recently-approved research project in which NACUBO will study the impacts of business model weakness. John and Howard share insights around the changing expectations of student achievement in higher education. Finally, John shares his thoughts on the coming year for NACUBO and his role in leading the organization’s public policy initiatives. 

About John Walda

John D. Walda is the President and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in Washington, D.C., where he has served since 2006. He served as president of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, as chair of the Indiana Lottery Commission, as a director and chair of the Association of Governing Boards, and as chair of the Board of Clarian Health Partners (now Indiana University Health). He is a member and past-chair of the Steering Committee for the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, a past Director for the American Council on Education, a director of the Indiana University Foundation and a trustee for Carroll College. Before coming to NACUBO, Walda was a partner in the law firm Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis and was Senior Vice President - Federal Relations for Bose Treacy Associates LLC. Walda has been a member of the American, Montana and Indiana State Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench); American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow); NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics; AAU Council on Federal Relations; and NASULGC Council on Government Relations. He is on the Board of Directors for the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Walda received both his BA (1972) and JD (1975) from Indiana University. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2011. 

63: John Walda on the changing role of leadership in Higher Education — Part 1

John Walda, President & CEO of NACUBO

John Walda, President & CEO of NACUBO

NACUBO President John Walda joins the roundtable this week to share reflections on the NACUBO Annual Meeting 2014 in Seattle and the role of the conference in defining and supporting business officers in their work. In part one of our conversation, we discuss the impact of higher education on the country as reflected by speaker Bill Gates, and the role of the business officer as it continues to expand in institutions in our country. NACUBO continues to move the conversation around strategic communication forward and John and Howard both reflect on the necessity of clear and strategic communication to both internal and external audiences in maximizing the value in higher education programs.

About John Walda

John D. Walda is the President and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) in Washington, D.C., where he has served since 2006. He served as president of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, as chair of the Indiana Lottery Commission, as a director and chair of the Association of Governing Boards, and as chair of the Board of Clarian Health Partners (now Indiana University Health). He is a member and past-chair of the Steering Committee for the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, a past Director for the American Council on Education, a director of the Indiana University Foundation and a trustee for Carroll College. Before coming to NACUBO, Walda was a partner in the law firm Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis and was Senior Vice President - Federal Relations for Bose Treacy Associates LLC. Walda has been a member of the American, Montana and Indiana State Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench); American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow); NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics; AAU Council on Federal Relations; and NASULGC Council on Government Relations. He is on the Board of Directors for the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Walda received both his BA (1972) and JD (1975) from Indiana University. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2011. 

56: Financial Leadership in the Business Unit with Administrative Management Institute director Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer — Carleton College; Director, Administrative Management Institute

Fred Rogers, Vice President and Treasurer — Carleton College; Director, Administrative Management Institute

We’ve devoted many hours of this show to the role of the business officer of the institution. But today’s guest reminds us that there is great opportunity to guide and support the institution from the individual academic or departmental units. Administrative Management Institute director Fred Rogers has spent the last 21 years working with this body of finance experts in association with EACUBO and Cornell University, building professional development programs that celebrate the great potential of unit level business officers to the institution. Howard Teibel will be presenting on Leadership and Decision-Making at the AMI conference, July 28-August 1 at Cornell University in Ithaca. This week on the show, Fred joins Howard and Pete Wright to share his perspective on AMI, and discuss the critical importance of strategic alignment across the institution.