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Business Affairs Forum

By combining best practice research with data and benchmarking tools, the Business Affairs Forum is designed to help finance and administrative executives answer this unprecedented financial pressure and achieve their most critical goals—principled growth, sustainable costs savings, and continual improvement of core business operations.

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Mitch Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Austin Peay State University, describes how EAB's Administrative Services Alignment Survey helps boost the quality of the university's decisions.

"The Business Affairs Forum actually identifies ways you can effect change on campus and make improvements for the benefit of the student."

Mitch Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Austin Peay State University

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In response to COVID-19 budget woes, college and university leaders are considering widespread layoffs to remain solvent. Watch this short video to learn why that happens, and how you can secure sustainable cost savings that won’t jeopardize staff morale.

Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, university leaders are increasingly turning to HR as a strategic partner for planning and executing on institutional goals. This has posed a challenge for many HR leaders and their teams: they want to provide more strategic support, but they are bogged down by transactional work. The University of Virginia (UVA) tackled the challenge of strategic human resources through a multi-year HR transformation project called “Ufirst”.

While financial exigency is still a final recourse for struggling institutions, the financial realities of the current crisis mean more senior leaders are considering the tactic. But because financial exigency declarations are relatively uncommon, misconceptions about what this decision means for a campus abound. To help leaders separate fact from fiction when weighing financial strategy decisions, we identified five common myths about financial exigency—and the information you should promote instead.



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