Chapter 4: A Shifting Business Model

2017 Peer Discussion after NACUBO

Designing the Liberal Arts Institution of the Future

Most schools are experiencing flat or declining revenues, but their fixed costs are continuing to rise. 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 2:
Financial Transformation


Chapter 3:
An Era of Evidence


Chapter 5:
Evolving Role of the CBO


"One of the things that is going to happen here in this new period is that everyone is going to have to take responsibility."

Dr. David Anderson, President
St. Olaf College 

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