Blogs

(From ICEF Monitor) Answering student questions on social platforms like Instagram is an effective way to engage students and convert their interest into enrollments. But are higher education institutions doing enough to leverage the comments sections ...
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(From SHRM) Employers would do well to prepare for the FLSA's new federal overtime rule, which is expected to roll out soon, according to legal experts. The Department of Labor has not yet announced the exact figure of the new salary threshold nor its ...
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Leadership | A champion for positive growth, Kessel managed sweeping campus renovations and construction projects that helped his school realize its vision. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...
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(From Forbes) Chief financial officers are in a better position than ever to transition to the top executive position at their organizations, according to Tim Steinkopf, CEO of Centrify and Forbes council member. For CFOs who seek to take their careers ...
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(From the Nonprofit Times) The overall number of donors giving in 2019 compared to 2018 is down 9.5% in the first six months, according to new data compiled from nearly 4,500 nonprofits by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. The number of donors declined ...
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Strategies: Survey Says

Human Resources | Conducting a school-wide survey may help boost morale and retention if expectations are clear and employees feel heard. Article by Seymour Mintzer, Lake Highland Preparatory School From the September/October 2019  ...
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(From the Chronicle of Higher Education) The Department of Education fined Michigan State University a record $4.5-million fine for failing to comply with campus-safety regulations related to Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State doctor who was convicted ...
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CEO Notebook | Grace Lee will serve as NBOA legal counsel, one of many available resources to help school leaders manage employment practices. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Risk management and human resources practices ...
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Enrollment & Financial Aid | Tuition models and pricing strategies are focus of continued NBOA-EMA partnership. This week, as the Enrollment Management Association’s Annual Conference kicks off in Washington, DC, EMA and NBOA’s partnership ...
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(From Inside Higher Ed) In an effort to improve the delivery of school services, more and more colleges are turning to virtual assistants or chatbots to communicate with students on all aspects of college life. While chatbot technology has been deployed ...
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(From The New York Times) International student visa applications are undergoing more and more bottlenecks under Trump administration policy, raising concerns among college officials who see a threat to the diversity and enrichment of their campuses. ...
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Leadership | Hughes helped drive innovation and set the standard for diversity, equity and inclusion at Hathaway Brown School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions ...
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(From The Guardian) In an effort to curb distraction during school hours, more than 1,000 schools this year will be using Yondr, a magnetic pouch system that allows students to lock away their phones while they’re in class. These devices stay locked ...
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(From Washingtonian) The opening of Whittle School & Studios, a global for-profit school, may cause an “an enormous disruptive effect” among independent schools in Washington, DC. While Whittle’s $49,000 base tuition is higher than that of other ...
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Risk Management | If your students, faculty or staff are traveling to China, their data is at risk. Thoughtfully developed and well implemented policies can keep it safe. Article by Clare Sisisky, Global Education Benchmark Group From ...
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(From McKinsey & Company) Too many opinions can confuse and obscure the vision of an organizational redesign. According to a new survey by McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, the majority (70%) of executives fail ...
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(From Forbes) Thanks to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, some parents are changing the way they plan to use their 529 plans. For families enrolled in independent K-12 schools, that means they are now able to pay up to $10,000 per student per year for ...
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Leadership | Griffin managed efficient, effective vendor relationships while strengthening connections throughout his school’s community. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions ...
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(From American School and University) The Fruitport School District in Michigan has announced that its new high school, now under construction, has design elements to help students hide and make it more difficult for an intruder to carry out an attack ...
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(From Lexology) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance to address how employers can report nonbinary employees on the annual EEO-1 report. Before the EEOC’s guidance updates, employers didn’t have a way to report ...
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