Your pre-NACUBO primer

Your pre-NACUBO primer

By Jewel Jones on Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Attending the annual NACUBO meeting is always a rewarding experience for otherwise busy business officers. There will be a lot of great information to absorb, and you certainly want to make the most of your time in Montreal.

That’s why it’s a good idea to refresh your memory on key industry trends in advance. Doing just a bit of pre-reading before the conference will help you focus on the subjects that may payoff in the long run, and will certainly help you ask directed, probing questions. After all, that’s the best way to get what you need, and you’ll leave the conference armed with the right information to help your institution thrive and evolve.

Read on to find four great blogs every business officer will want to add to his or her pre-event reading list. Also, if you mention the word “evolve” at Ellucian’s NACUBO booth (#1007), you’ll receive a small giveaway from us.

Sure your data is big—but is it valuable?

Higher education is percolating with talk about the promise of big data. You can’t attend a higher-education conference or even have a conversation about student success without the topic cropping up. Read more

Four ways best-fit student recruitment has changed

People are applying to colleges and universities at a higher rate today than at any other time in history. In an era of reduced funding and resources, this would seem to be good news. More students mean more money, which translates into more robust programs and services. But just because a student applies to your institution doesn’t mean it’s the right fit. Read more

The difference between operational and enterprise governance

Governance is an essential part of your institution, but is your current methodology as beneficial and productive as it could be? Nothing is perfect, but when your board, president, administrators and faculty are on the same page, the possibilities for your institution are endless. Read more

Three ideas to boost student success with enrollment management software

This may be the most counter-intuitive statement you read this year: People often make decisions that are not in their best interest. A significant body of psychological and behavioral economy research underscores the likelihood that cognitive biases, inaction and other factors lead us to choices that may seem right, but ultimately prove unfavorable. Read more

We look forward to seeing you at the NACUBO Annual Meeting in Montreal on July 16-19. Please stop by booth #1007 to see a demo of Ellucian’s solutions and connect with our experts. While you’re there, don’t forget to mention the word “evolve” to receive a small giveaway from Ellucian.

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