There are some rude students out there. Not too long ago I was visiting a college campus and I overheard a student reaming out an employee working in the Registration area over an issue that was obviously out of her control. I was amazed at how well the employee handled the student. She didn’t get […]

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According to a recently released Moody’s Investor Service report, closure rates for small colleges and universities are expected to triple in the coming years. In addition, they predict increases in mergers and alliances for publicly funded institutions. All related to declining enrollment and revenue. This is attributed to “an iron triangle of doom”: 1) Fewer […]

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The subject NYT opinion piece should be a watershed. It starts off with the perfunctory attacks on business practices in education, reformers, market solutions and competition. But, after aimlessly meandering through the woods, it then remarkably, makes a U-turn and announces that education could learn from the time-tested business strategies of Dr. Deming. Dr. Deming […]

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            I read a recent article in Inside Higher Ed on Kenneth Starr being unanimously voted to be chancellor of Baylor University. Yes, the same Ken Starr of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky fame. Yes, the same University that has had a revolving door at president with more votes of […]

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A recent article in Slate on Southern New Hampshire University tells a tale of two cities. SNHU was on death watch. SNHU was a struggling private school with declining enrollment, weak finances, and no name recognition. This is not such an uncommon position as over 1/3 of finance officers from America’s colleges and Universities report […]

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Customer service for college administrative staff starts by identifying who their customers are.  Even in a higher education environment there are internal customers and external customers.  External customers range from mainly the student, to parents, alumni, board members, vendors, visitors on campus, and outside businesses. This is a concept easily understood by most.  What is […]

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