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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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Higher education’s tough budgetary climate has heightened board and other stakeholders’ (for example, academic leaders, alumni, and parents) interest in their institutions’ financial health. In response, finance leaders are looking to build board-facing financial dashboards to meet rising stakeholder demands for financial information.

Finance and administration leaders are tracking more data than ever before, but many struggle to use it to inflect performance. In turn, some leaders are turning to management dashboards to better organize metrics. Dashboards are a proven tool that other industries, such as retail and finance, have long used to manage, track, and analyze data to inform decision-making.

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From prioritizing highest-payoff opportunities for profess redesign to considering longer-term investments in process reengineering capabilities, the Business Affairs Forum will present best-practices for building toward a continuous improvement mindset on campus.

Join us at a 2020 National Meeting Colleges and universities are facing unprecedented financial pressures while higher education itself is confronting substantial change—demographic shifts, declining middle class finances, and increased competition. These changes have started to erode the fiscal health of institutions across the industry. The Business Affairs Forum helps finance and administrative executives answer […]

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