Higher Education Policy and Practice Blog

Economic Equilibrium in Higher Education

Economic equilibrium is a state of long-term financial sustainability for an institution of higher education. Richard Cyert, who developed the concept, set these conditions for a state of economic equilibrium: There is sufficient quality and quantity of resources to fulfill the mission of an

What Do CFOs Think? – Review of Inside Higher Ed’s CFO Survey

Inside Higher Ed’s recently published survey of Chief Financial Officers contains several findings suggesting CFOs are deeply concerned about the financial future of their institutions. Their concerns should be taken seriously by presidents and boards of trustees as they develop strategies for

Criticism of the Scoring Consistency of DOE’s Financial Health Tests

Every year, the Department of Education (DOE) scores the financial health of colleges and universities that issue financial aid under the auspices of Title IV funds. The problem is that tests are computed differently across regions, within regions, and by the same person within a region. Why

May 2013 Newsletter

Greetings from Stevens Strategy! In this newsletter we invite you to check out the new client video testimonials on our updated web site, learn more about our work with Wilson College, review our new service on risk assessment, read relevant articles on the higher education landscape, and

November 2012 Newsletter

Greetings from Stevens Strategy! We are pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2013! In this newsletter we invite you to join us at our 10-year anniversary celebration in Palm Harbor, Florida, refer you to Chronicle coverage of one of our ongoing client