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Budgets and Endowments

  • Managing a campus budget reaches into every department at an institution and includes a diverse range of sub-issues, including planning, accountability and governance, debt management, student financial aid, tax policy and endowment management. Sustaining economic viability is a continual struggle for most colleges and universities, especially in the current climate of declining state support for public institutions. Both public and particularly private institutions also are impacted by changes in endowment returns and policy. Data show that institutional endowments are now on an upswing after several years of decline during the recent recession.

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    December 10, 2014

    Understanding College and University Endowments

    A new ACE publication outlines the importance of these funds in helping institutions support their educational missions and answers frequently asked questions about their purpose and use.

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    June 9, 2009

    Faculty in Times of Financial Distress

    A paper discussing a last resort to alleviate severe financial difficulty for most institutions—the layoff of faculty members. The paper covers the role of faculty in institutional budget matters and the process of terminating faculty positions on grounds of financial need.

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    Myth: College Sports Are a Cash Cow

    Most colleges subsidize their athletics programs, sometimes to startling degrees. College sports can be a marvelous value experience and a focal point for community-building. But only a few colleges have programs that can provide such benefits without imposing significant costs on their institutions.

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    ACE Corporate Membership

    The ACE Corporate Membership program offers engagement opportunities and access to ACE leadership and members; communications and insights to help you understand how to better serve campuses throughout the country; year-round visibility and brand awareness; and special opportunities aligned with the ACE Annual Meeting, the nation’s premier higher education event.

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    CPRS Research Themes: Dynamic and Resilient Institutions

    This page provides an overview of CPRS' second research theme: Dynamic and Resilient Institutions