COVID-19 Coverage : See how the pandemic is impacting the world of higher education.
Access the Business Officer Magazine menu by clicking or touching here.
Business Officer Magazine logo, click or touch this logo to return to the homepageClick or touch the Business Officer Magazine logo to return to the homepage.
Get back to the Business Officer Magazine homepage by clicking the logo.

Business Intel

June 2019


Translating Military Crisis Concepts

As a military college, the Citadel, Charleston, S.C., approaches crisis management through a different lens than many other institutions do. (Read “Crisis Control” in the May 2019 issue of Business Officer magazine.)

The concepts described here are among those embedded in the Citadel’s approach to crisis management and may provide a different language for framing, discussing, and ultimately managing crisis response on a campus. 

CONNIE BOOK, president of Elon University, Elon, N.C., is former provost and dean at the Citadel, Charleston, S.C. COL. CARDON CRAWFORD (Ret.) is director of government and community affairs at the Citadel, where he also serves as the college’s crisis action team leader. LT. GEN. JOHN ROSA (Ret.), president emeritus of the Citadel, is a senior member of the consulting group Crisis Action Training and Intervention.

Companies with more diverse management teams have 19 percent higher revenues due to innovation.
—Boston Consulting Group, Diversity and Innovation Survey, 2017

Fast Fact

Quick Clicks

Virtual Reality Delivers Therapy

As part of a groundbreaking initiative, the counseling and psychiatric services office at the University of Colorado Boulder is piloting the use of virtual reality to treat students working through mental health conditions and phobias. The program integrates VR with traditional therapy for students facing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues, and can also be effective for the treatment of phobias such as fear of heights or public speaking. 

Students to Provide Input on Innovation Campus

Leaders planning Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Va., are turning to students for help. This fall, Virginia Tech will select a small group of “fellows” to engage with the campus delivery team and faculty to inform aspects of the curricula and space. The inaugural Innovation Campus class will benefit from this input when it launches in 2020. The selective group of fellows will be chosen from computer science and computer engineering master’s degree students enrolled in existing programs in Falls Church, Va., this fall.

By The Numbers

Tuition Discounting in New England

NACUBO’s annual tuition discounting study (TDS) measures institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant aid awards provided to undergraduates who attend four-year, private nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities. In addition to reporting discount rates on a national level, the study also provides rough estimates of discount rates by institutions’ U.S. regional locations. While regional averages cannot be generalized for all private nonprofit institutions in a region, they do provide some indicators of how changes in discounting may differ by region. Here are estimates of trends in tuition discounting for schools in the New England region, according to the 2018 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study. (Read also “At What Cost?” on page 22.)

Source: 2018 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study. Data are as of the fall of each academic year. Data for 2018–19 are preliminary estimates.