I shared this post recently with for the March edition of URMIA Insights - (University Risk Management and Insurance Association). The message, however, is important for other leaders in higher education and particularly for those in student housing and student financial services.
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The average published in‐state tuition and fee and room and board charges for 2016-17 are $20,090 and for out of state students, total charges are $35,370. The average published total charges at private nonprofit four-year institutions are $45,370, according to the College Board’s 2016 Trends in College Pricing. In total, more than 20 million students and their families invest an estimated $500 billion annually in tuition, academic fees, student housing and related expenses.
Have you ever noticed that in life - easy stuff get's done. Making it easy for students to make good decisions is a cornerstone of a well-designed education. For instance, placing a recylcing bin next to a garbage can just works. People and students recyle when it's easy.
I love the spring. The last day of March, however, brings the reality that Major League Baseball spring training is ending and the hot Arizona summer will soon be upon us.
There continues to be a growing interest in how schools manage the risks associated with the management of summer camps & conferences. This is a timely topic and one that GradGuard's renters insurance program helps to address.
In a recent ACUHO-I discussion, the question arose on how to design summer leases / contrcts.
It was wonderful to see so many colleagues last week attending the annual ACUHO-I Business Operations conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arizona is home for many of our GradGuard team so it was terrific to host our many school clients near our headquarters in Phoenix.
Our GradGuard team is looking forward to the annual ACUHO-I conference this week in Seattle. The annual ACUHO-I meeting is the best gathering of leaders in student housing and residence life. Given the value of residential life to increasing college completion rates, GradGuard invests in supporting this community of higher education and housing professionals.
In our work with college and university officials we often hear two topics that are a great concern. Officials are concerned about bad press regarding student crime and campus safety. They also worry about media coverage regarding the growing cost of college.
The ACUHOI community forum offers a robust place for housing professionals to discuss topics. Today a discussion occured regarding institutional policies for summer programs. Schools, particularly in popular urban locations, such as Washington D.C., Chicago and many others have strong and growing conference programs.
Two Thousand and sixteen has wasted no time in generating the first “Hot Button” issue for our higher education colleagues in on-campus housing and risk management: