Chapter 2: Financial Transformation

2017 Peer Discussion after NACUBO

Designing the Liberal Arts Institution of the Future

With many prominent prognosticators continuing to predict disruption in higher education, is there something different this time than in other periods where similar predictions were made? This topic was explored in the newly released 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Business Officers and at the 2017 Peer Discussion Event after NACUBO, hosted by First American Education.

Moderated by Doug Lederman, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed, the event featured a panel of three innovative Presidents that explored this topic and others, taking business officers out of the weeds to talk at a higher-level about the state of higher education. Click on the video highlights to see more from the event.

View more video highlights from the event:


Chapter 1:
Disruptive Predictions


Chapter 3:
An Era of Evidence


Chapter 4:
A Shifting Business Model


Chapter 5:
Evolving Role of the CBO


"We cannot continue this trajectory that we've been on where tuition continually goes up, no matter what else happens... There are a couple of things now that are going to exhasterbate the situation to the point where we will now enter unchartered waters."

Dr. Mark McCoy, President
DePauw University

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